John Legend to Close Dubai Jazz Festival 2015

Soul icon will be joined by Esperanza Spalding, another multi-award winning artist
ByAhlan! Live ReporterWednesday , 29 October 2014
John Legend to Close Dubai Jazz Festival 2015
John Legend

John Legend, known for his legendary voice and soulful R&B, will return to perform at the annual Dubai Jazz Festival as part of his worldwide tour.
Legend is scheduled to bring his signature mix of jazz, pop, and soul sound on Friday, 27 February at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre.
Esperanza Spalding, will be opening the night with John Legend, presenting the crowd with her amazing instrumental and singing skills.

John Legend has had a majorly successful comeback in recent years, after a bit of a quiet period in the years before, grabbing up nominations for a number of American Music Awards including Artist of the Year & Favorite Male Artist (for both the Pop/Rock distinction and the Soul/R&B genre). Legend's chart-topping single All of Me garnered a nomination for Single of the Year. All well deserved recognitions, considering his incredible talent and the softness in his voice.

Jazz bassist, cellist, and singer Esperanza Spalding will be opening the night's festivities. The solo artist will showcase her gripping voice and original compositions. Her outstanding musical talent won her an invitation to perform at the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies, as the laureate invited artist for U.S. President Barack Obama. However, she is probably most remembered for her coveted win of Grammy Best New Artist in 2011. To date, Spalding holds four Grammy Awards. Adding to the announcement of performers James Blunt and Christina Perri, who will be opening the festival on Wednesday 25 February, the headlining acts of American artist John Legend and Esperanza Spalding further builds the hype surrounding the 2015 Dubai Jazz Festival edition.

INFO: Tickets available from Dhs395,, Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival ® 2015, 25-27 February 2015, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre