Following the SUCCESSFUL PILOT episode of the JAZZ GARDEN SERIES that took place in April 2017 at Habtoor Grand Resort ATTRACTING more than 4,000 fans, Chillout Productions CONFIRMS that SEASON 1 will kick off on Friday October 20th, and will end in April 2018 with a “2-DAY” SEASON’S GRAND FINALE FESTIVAL.
Legendary jazz trumpeter and educator, Wynton Marsalis, returns to Abu Dhabi with his Ensemble on Monday, 27th March.
This 2010 video shows some of the behind-the-scenes activities from Wynton Marsalis’s previous visit to Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. It is taken from his own youtube channel…
After a legendary sold-out performance at the 2010 Abu Dhabi Festival, Wynton Marsalis Ensemble returns to the UAE by popular demand, joined by a protégé from the Julliard School of Music. The nine-time GRAMMY-award and Pulitzer Prize-winning genius is the most outstanding jazz musician of his generation.
Artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, teacher, composer and educator, Marsalis’ boundless talent will make this a night to remember.
Wynton Marsalis will perform on at 8pm on Monday, 27th March at the Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi.
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This year the AAMF has a new Director, Joan McEldowney.
Joan is planning a lively and entertaining programme featuring 6 concerts of live music spanning three weekends this November 2016.
Let’s wish her every success in her new role!
Joan was a performer at the AAMF 2015 ‘Guitar Evening‘ alongside of Mark Campbell on percussion…
A fine selection of AAMF 2015 concert videos are now on show at the AAMF‘s own youtube channel!
So, why not take a look? – For the full selection, go to:-
Here is a small taster from 3 of the AAMF 2015 concerts…
Angelina Lynne is a classical, pop and jazz singer, with excellent technical and language skills. She has a great deal of experience in folk music from Spain, New Zealand and other countries. She is also an accomplished piano player.
Angelina will be joined on stage at 8 pm this Friday, 27th November, at the Hili Al Rayhaan Hotel by the newly formed Garden City Jazz Band. They are performing the “International Jazz Evening“‘s opening set.
Angelina’s new band members are:-
Dan Turcanu, bass guitar-
Dan is trained in classical composition and he’s already very experienced in various styles of arrangements, such as jazz and Arabian, for diverse ensembles. He is the Director of the Al Ain Chamber Orchestra, (AACO).
Derek Jung, clarinet-
Derek is a music teacher at AAESS. He studied clarinet in the U.S. and is an enthusiastic performer of chamber music and modern pieces in the AACO. He aspires to develop skills as an arranger and a composer.
Robert Loxton, clarinet-
Robert is a university teacher at the Higher College of Technologies, (HCT). He’s a very enthusiastic performer, and passionate bass singer with various vocal groups.
Teodor Iliescu, bassoon-
One of the best bassoon player’s of his generation; he is also a skilled piano player; passionate baroque music singer; and a jazz and pop voice coach.
Terrie Parkman, piano-
Terrie is the main pianist and at the core of the AACO. She’s a very dedicated pianist and an educator with years of experience. Terrie is eager to extend her artistic creativity by approaching new styles and genres.
Ahmed Attalah Medji, percussion-
Ahmed is highly talented percussionist; a self-taught musician who combines the Arabic style of percussion with pop and jazz rhythm patterns; and,
Elke Vogel Adham, flute-
Elke is a computer and programming teacher at HCT. She’s a dedicated flute player and is passionate about jazz and classical music. She inspired the creation of the AACO. Elke is also a great supporter of the AAMF!
The Garden City Jazz Band‘s set will be followed by the Swing Revue Band (photo above), and then the Desert Jazz Duo (photo below); both down from Dubai for this event.
Admission is free – so no tickets are required.
Don’t miss this final event of the memorable AAMF 2015 series!
The final event of this year’s AAMF series is the “International Jazz Evening” on Friday, 27th November.
It will feature sets by the freshly home-grown ‘Garden City Jazz Band‘, led by Angelina Lynne and Dan Turcanu; the swinging ‘Swing Revue Band‘; and the cool ‘Desert Jazz Duo‘. The latter two bands are both coming down from Dubai for this concert.
The stage setting for this extremely promising first ever AAMF jazz event is poolside. That pool is on the Floor 1 level of the superb Hili Al Rayhaan Hotel, in Al Hili District , Al Ain. The hotel’s website is at:- https://www.rotana.com/…/unitedar…/alain/hilirayhaanbyrotana
We are hoping for a rousing and fitting climax to this year’s Al Ain Music Festival!
Start time is 8 pm. Admission is free -so no tickets are required.
Don’t miss it!