Toto to open Jazz Festival in Dubai

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Toto to open Jazz Festival in Dubai

The Grammy award-winning band returns to the emirate.

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Published: Wed 21 Oct 2015, 12:00 AM

Last updated: Wed 21 Oct 2015, 12:23 PM

From rhythm and blues to pop with a twist or some award winning live acts. There will be something for everyone's musical tastes at the 14th Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival. The festival will be taking place from February 24 - 26 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheater and will feature an array of acts. Most anticipated for their return is the multi Grammy-award winning US pop-rock band Toto, set to perform on the opening night.
"David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Joseph Williams, and I, alongside the entire Toto entourage look forward to taking the stage at the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival," said Steve Lukather, frontman and band founder, "as we travel the globe, this appearance is one that all of us have looked forward to for some time now. The set will feature a collection of repertoire that includes the hits alongside some of our favourite deep cuts. We are as excited about this one as our fans over in Dubai are."
Famous for hits such as Africa, Rosanna, Hold the Line and I'll Be Over, Toto have previously performed in Dubai in a sold out concert in 2007.
Toto's sound is best described as a mix of rock, power-pop and soul has been delighting fans for almost 40 years and has earned them an induction in the Music Hall of Fame in 2009. Their latest album TOTO XIV is another example of why the band has such a large fan base with world-class musicianship, masterful arrangements, topical lyrical commentary and melodies composed collectively by the band.
YouTube sensation Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox (PMJ) will be opening for Toto. The genre-busting, time-traveling musical experience, is composed of a rotating collective of performers whose sound is a mix of pop hits with a vintage twist. With over 1.5 million subscribers PMJ crosses musical boundaries and generations with their take on songs originated by artists ranging from Lady Gaga and The Strokes to Katy Perry and the White Stripes.
Tickets for the Jazz Festival go on sale as of October 21 and are available from Ticketmaster on or 800-TM-UAE.
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