Dubai jazz festival forced to reschedule Santana, Cullum and Caillat
Appearances from Santana, Jamie Cullum and Colbie Caillat at the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival have been pulled forward by a day due to a scheduling conflict.
The multi-award winning group behind songs like ‘Into The Night’, ‘Why Don’t You & I’, ‘The Game of Love’, ‘Maria Maria’ and ‘Smooth’ will now perform on Thursday 20 February, while diminutive piano maestro Cullum will take to the stage on Wednesday 19 with support from Californian songstress Caillat.
Led by Carlos Santana, the headline act’s back catalogue stretches back more than four decades and maintains a universal appeal. They have sold more than 100 million records, including the best-selling album by a Latin artist ever, ”Supernatural”, which sold 27 million copies.
Speaking to Gulf News when his original appearance was announced, frontman Carlos revealed his delight at returning Dubai four years after an appearance at the Dubai World Cup. He said: “I am really looking forward to this festival as we have been blessed with new musical themes and songs that we are presenting along with the vibrant musical history of Santana. We also leave space for what [jazz saxophonist] Mr Wayne Shorter calls ‘a backwards flip into the unknown’. That is the point in the set where we do not even know what we are going to play.
“The Santana Band brings a sincere energy which is very contagious. That energy and the high standard we bring compliments the audience in Dubai perfectly. We are really looking forward to going back. We love playing there!”
And on his jazz heroes, he added: “I also love Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Tony Williams. There are too many to list.”
All e-tickets purchased for the original dates will remain valid for the gigs. A limited number of additional VIP terrace tickets for Santana’s show have also been released ahead of the festival. Visit ticketmaster.ae to book.