THE 2011 DUBAI International Jazz Festival launches tonight, with a series of free shows scheduled at The Walk in Jumeirah Beach Residence.

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Published: Thu 20 Jan 2011, 8:32 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:09 AM

Between 8pm and 11pm, watch smooth jazz, soulful blues and some good old rock and roll – as two (mostly local) acts take to the stage each night.

Tonight sees British jazz act Blue Light Collective and BB & the Blue Shacks take to the stage, while other bands confirmed to appear between now and January 28 include Fatiniza (pictured), Kaleidoscope, Xceed, Marwan & the Mojos, Flipside and The Dwight Dickerson Quartet.

The main concerts will take place from February 16 to 18 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre – featuring the likes of Jools Holland & his Orchestra, Macy Gray, Train and Lifehouse.

See www.dubaijazzfest.com for more details.

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