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John Legend to Perform Live at Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival 2009

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MULTI-PLATINUM GRAMMY-AWARD-WINNING RECORDING ARTIST AND ACCLAIMED PERFORMER JOHN LEGEND WILL EMBARK SKYWARDS DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL LINE-UP FOR A LIVE PERFORMANCE ON THE 26TH OF FEBRUARY 2009 AT DUBAI MEDIA CITY OUTDOOR AMPHITHEATER.

Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival is kicking off on the 18th of February 2009 and tying up on the 27th of the same month with more than 30 performances all hosted at Dubai Media City Amphitheater.

“One of the most eagerly awaited shows ….We are delighted to have THE LEGEND on board this year, he is a unique artist with an inimitable style of mixed pop, folk and acoustic rock. A surely not to miss performance!" declared Anthony Younes, founder ad organizer of the festival.

Critics have called Legend a genius, one of the most compelling and important singer/songwriters of this generation. He is an elegant ambassador of soul.

He proved he was no ordinary R&B singer with his outstanding debut “Get Lifted” and he successfully evaded the sophomore jinx with the classic “Once Again”.

Legend has sold more than five million albums world wide, garnered multiple hit singles “Ordinary People," “Used to Love U," “So High," “Save Room," “Heaven," “Another Again", received countless awards including five Grammy awards and wowed rapt audiences across the globe. Music's leading producers clamor to work with him. Fashion aficionados cannot get enough of his incomparable style; and the humanitarian community has rallied around his fight to end poverty.

With all of the acclaim, it would be easy for John Legend to rest on his laurels, but he continues to push himself, always striving to break new musical ground. His release of 2008, EVOLVER is John Legend's first full-length studio album in two years and was released October 28.

Legend has just achieved his third consecutive Top 10 album debut as EVOLVER, his brand-new studio collection, enters the Billboard Top 200 best-selling albums chart at #4, with first week's sales of 132,823 pieces, according to SoundScan. A crossover sensation, EVOLVER has reached the #1 position on America's R&B Album chart, #1 on the Album Retailer chart and #1 on the Digital Albums chart. “Legend triumphs. Vintage sounds, witty storytelling, romantic optimism and expressive vocals make him one of R &Bs most engaging new stars. Rather than simply trying to duplicate Get Lifted, Once Again pushes things forward." ---USA Today.

The Skywards Dubai International Jazz Festival 2009 is to occupy 10 nights of quality live entertainment on the region's events' calendar featuring ore than 200 artists flocking at one venue.



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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