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Thursday evenings in Dubai are synonymous with “weekend” – and what better way to start ours than by heading over to the Jazz Fest and enjoying both jazz and rock on the same night?
We walked into the large Festival City venue to the captivating saxophone melodies of Darren Rahn, major saxophonist and smooth jazz producer.
A few minutes later, singer/songwriter Joanna Lee, better known as JLee, took us on an eclectic musical journey, with a fusion of R&B, soul, funk and blues.
That was a smooth beginning to an epic night. It was not without reason that nine thousand rock fans gathered to revel in the performance of one of rock industry’s most legendary bands, Deep Purple, who kicked off their 2013 tour by appearing at the Dubai Jazz Festival. A big honor to the fans, who witnessed a genuine music gift, with real music being made right there on stage.
When lead vocalist Ian Gillan, guitarist Steve, drummer Ian Paice, bassist Roger and keyboardist Don came together on stage, we immediately noticed how comfortable these rock legends were in performing in front of a huge crowd. Despite his age, Gillan rose with a few powerful high pitches, while Steve and Paice demonstrated they are still among the world’s best guitarists and drummers respectively.
The British band gave us a real taste of rock and roll, with some of their famous classics: “Perfect Stranger”, “Strange Kind Of Woman”, “Black Night”, “Lazy” –which no one on stage or in the audience was-, and their all-too-famous anthem, “Smoke On The Water”, to which the crowd rocked fervently.
Bagging over forty years of rock in their pocket, and more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, Deep Purple are a force to be reckoned with! We wish the gents the best with their nomination for America’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 2013.
With a presence as potent as Deep Purple’s this year, we trust Chillout Productions will keep raising the bar in true Jazz Fest spirit, and bring us such big names and talents.