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Incognito Highlights Closing Night at Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival 2009

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INCOGNITO TO PERFORM ON FEBRUARY 27th, 2009 AT DUBAI MEDIA CITY OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER.

THE BAND WILL BE PERFORMING IN THIS REGION FOR THE FIRST TIME AND EXPETED TO ATTRACT A HUGE HUNGRY FAN BASE FROM ALL AROUND THE REGION.

Regarded as one of the key members of the English acid jazz movement, Their debut album, Jazz Funk, was released in 1981, with twelve more albums following, the last of which, Tales From The Beach, was released in 2008.

Throughout the band's history, it has been led and driven by composer, record producer, guitarist and singer, Jean-Paul 'Bluey' Maunick. Other notable band members have included the singers Tony Momrelle, Jocelyn Brown, Pamela Anderson, Imaani, Maysa Leak and Kelli Sae.

The band has had intermittent success in the UK Singles Chart, with their breakthrough hit a cover version of the Ronnie Laws tune “Always There", featuring Jocelyn Brown, which made #6 in the UK. The group's 1992 single, “Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing" saw similar success, reaching #19 in the UK. They have also been a favourite of various re-mixers, including Masters At Work, David Morales, Roger Sanchez and Jazzanova, and have released several albums consisting almost entirely of remixes.

Incognito debuted with the single “Parisienne Girl" and released the 1981 LP Jazz Funk. With 1992's Tribes Vibes + Scribes, Maunick added a more established vocalist, the American Maysa Leak. A cover of Stevie Wonder's “Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing" became another Incognito hit, and the album ascended Britain's pop charts even as it rose on America's contemporary jazz charts. The third album, Positivity, became the group's biggest album success, with much attention across Europe as well as Britain. Incognito later expanded its discography with 1996's Remixed, 1998's Tokyo Live, and 1999's No Time Like the Future. 2001's Life Stranger Than Fiction and 2003's Who Needs Love, which featured Brazilian vocalist Ed Motta and 2006' album which was a mix of cover versions along with re-recordings of four Incognito classics.

“Incognito will add a different and unique flavor to the festival due to the amazing style that would be evolved on the closing night" declared Anthony Younes, founders and organizers of the festival.

On-stage too, Incognito have retained a massive fan base from their “Not To Miss” live shows. Their style is not about playing the tune just to get applause; it is about communicating, making sure people get it.

25 years on, the Bluey and Incognito story remains a one-off and a uniquely Great British adventure.

About Chillout Productions:

Chillout Productions, founders, and organizers of the Dubai International Jazz Festival won “What’s On” award for “The Best Festival” for two consecutive years 2006 & 2007 as well as the award for the Best Public Entertainment Event in the Middle East in 2008.

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 28,500 music lovers for the 2008 edition throughout 10 days. 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

Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival showcases an incredibly diverse array of music styles to gratify the different tastes of large audiences, featuring 12 internationally recognized recording artists and legends of Jazz, Blues, Pop, Rock, R&B, Hip Hop, reggae, ethnic, gospel and Latin Music over a period of three consecutive nights.

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