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Abu Dhabi Jazz Festival 2008

GUY MANOUKIAN TO LIGHT UP ABU DHABI JAZZ FESTIVAL STAGE ON NOVEMBER 20TH, 2008 Intensive music shows are to take place at the Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi throughout three consecutive nights starting November 20th till the 22nd, 2008.

The first night will feature the internationally acclaimed musician Guy Manoukian winner of the MUREX award for best composition and best tune in the Arab world, for his hit "Harem" and of the Arab Music Award for Best dance album. The charismatic, Lebanese born composer, will storm the stage with his unique style of classical jazz/oriental music. Manoukian enthralled the strong Lebanese contingent and others with cover versions of traditional Armenian songs ‘jazzed up’ with catchy upbeat rhythms that will have people literally dancing all around.

The leading jazz performer Cormac Kenevey will have a great show-up on this night as well to captivate the audience with his unique blend of melodies. His highly applauded appearance during the 6th edition of Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival brought him back strongly to his UAE fans.

Jonas Desai, the great truehearted talent will be performing as well with his music blend of guitar driven songs, mixed with highly personal lyrics, set to a catchy pop melody yet sensual and passionate. Jonas will defenitely thrill the crowd with new tracks of his new album to be realese before the end of year.

To spice up the night, Marwan & The Mojos will electrify the stage with a versatile and energetic presence. Marwan with his style strongly influenced by David Gilmour, Steely Dan and many other classic rock musicians, is a guitarist and singer and has been fascinating the crowd in the UAE joined by the Mojos, a group of highly talented musicians.

"The line-up of Abu Dhabi Jazz Festival is to gratify the fans due to its unque blend of artists and music genres. It will be greatly attractive to large number of music lovers with and jazz fans" said Anthony Younes, Managing Director of Chillout Productions, founders and organizers of Abu Dhabi Jazz Festival.

Tickets are on sale at Virgin Megastores, and at Spinneys, Hallmark and Cellucome selected outlets. For further information please call Chillout Prouctions on 04 3911196.

About Chillout Productions: Chillout Productions, founders, and organizers of the Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival, the Abu Dhabi Jazz festival and the Abu Dhabi Latino Fiesta. The Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival has won the "What’s On" award for "The Best Festival" for two consecutive years 2006 & 2007 and reaped the 2008 Middle East Event Awards as the "Best Public Entertainment Event in the Middle East" during a ceremony hosted by the annual Event 360 in April 2008.

Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival has grown and became an annual entertainment icon in the UAE and the whole region, drawing fans from all across the UAE, GCC and around the world. Attendance in 2006 topped 21,500, and 25,000 in 2007 and more than 28,500 music lovers for the 2008 edition. Each year, the Festival presents more than 120 artists featuring a diverse and international lineup of legendary Grammy award-winning artists and critically acclaimed jazz and contemporary groups Abu Dhabi Jazz Festival has undoubtedly attracted for 4 editions the classiest crowd of any musical event in the region for its exclusive features that capivated an audience with a privileged music taste.

For more information please contact: Rania Hamadeh Marketing & Communication Manager Chillout Productions Mob : +971 50 6588503 Tel : +971 4 391 1196 Fax : +971 4 3918930 E-mail : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Guy Manoukian & Cormac Kenevey
  • Press Release Date: 11/20/2008
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