John Legend to perform in Dubai next February

John Legend to perform in Dubai next February

Closing the Jazz Festival 2015

Iconic singer John Legend is set to make a return to the UAE following his last appearance in 2009, to close the highly anticipated Emirates Airline Jazz Festival

Following on from the recent news of other exciting acts descending on Dubai in the coming months, award-winning soul singer John Legend has been confirmed to close the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival being held next February.

Not only a singer-songwriter, the musician and producer is known for his legendary voice and soulful R&B, will return after his successful stint doing the same back in 2009, to perform at the annual festival – also as part of his worldwide 'All of Me' tour.

Legend is scheduled to bring his signature mix of jazz, pop, and soul sound on Friday, February 27 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, joined by Esperanza Spalding acclaimed American jazz bassist, cellist and singer.

"He's an R&B icon and a true pop star. His sound is so recognisable and unique; we had to have him back to the festival." Said Anthony Younes, co-founder and CEO of Chillout Productions, which are behind the event, continuing, "He is an innovative artist that brings to mind the elegance of soul. Since he was last here in back 2009, the nine-time Grammy award winning recording artist John Legend has really risen in the ranks of stardom."


The Emirates Airline Jazz Fesival takes place on Thursday February 26 and Friday February 27 at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, tickets are available now via

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