- January 30, 2011:
In partnership with Dubai Shopping Festival 2011, Chillout Productions brought back this amazingly fresh concept with its second edition themed with Blues that featured various bands ranging from local performers to awarded international artists and blues legends. .
The locally selected line-up included Blue Light Collective, Marwan & The Mojos featuring Danielle Booysen, Xceed, Flip Side, Dwight Dickerson Quartet, Fatiniza, Serge Bikhazi Blues Band and Kaeidoscope. The international set of artists consists of B.B. And The Blues Shacks, and bands of Mike Andersen, Marc Tee, Larry Garner, Sharrie Williams, Sax Gordon & Raphael Wressing, Paul Lamb featuring Chad Stenz.
The closing night featured Sharrie Williams, Sax Gordon & Raphael Wressing, for an All Star Jamming show that attracted over 3000 people gathering in front of the stage with non-stop clapping and hailing for the legendary entertainer and blues master Sharrie Williams who kept the crowd on it toes asking for more and encore! The show kept on for more than one hour and a half due to the crowd demand and enthusiasm.
The closing night of the Jazz World was the greatest night with no doubt! Promising another successful edition in 2012 that will bring new themes, a greater selection of bands and for sure more days!
“We were amazed by the ascending fan base of this event, the crowd we received throughout the 9 nights was incredible exceeding all expectations, and the closing night was an utmost success; the bands were remarkable, the ambiance was highly active and fun, and we are looking forward to next year’s edition that will carry lots of surprises!” declared Anthony Younes, founder and organizer of the festival.
The Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival 2011 activities to proceed from February 8th with the du Jazz Garden week of intensive Jazz shows and another 14 international bands, supported by the British Council in Dubai and the UK Jazz Services followed by the main gigs on February 16, 17, and 18 at featuring a line-up of international pop-jazz idols Jools Holland Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, Alison Moyet, Macy Gray, Lifehouse, Joshua Radin and Train and much more!