Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha at The St. Regis Doha opened yesterday for weeklong performances featuring the swinging sounds of critically-acclaimed Latin jazz artists The Rodriguez Brothers.
Based in New York, The Rodriguez Brothers will play the club’s first performances from 24 September through 3 October. Their first set from 24-29 September will be under the theme of “What is Jazz?” followed by “What is Afro-Cuban Jazz?” from 30 September through October 3. The Rodriguez Brothers’ performances will lead up to the venue’s grand opening on 4 October, featuring The Wynton Marsalis Quintet, led by nine-time Grammy Award Winner Wynton Marsalis.
Six nights a week, Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha will host guests in a theatrical ambiance of intimate plush crescent-shaped banquettes and sweeping views of the Arabian Gulf. The setting recalls the luxury of the Roaring 1920’s, when the top jazz performers played at the St. Regis New York’s elegant rooftop ballroom. Jazz aficionados will be able to enjoy a menu of New Orleans-inspired dishes, including fresh crawdaddies, mouth-watering gumbos and jambalayas, in addition to a Jazz Age selection of refined beverages.
“Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha is the new home for jazz in the Middle East” said Tareq Derbas, General Manager of The St. Regis Doha. “We know the region’s travellers and residents demand high quality, and we have put every effort to make Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha the finest live entertainment venue in the region. We are expecting high demand and encourage guests to reserve their tables as soon as possible.”
The Rodriguez Brothers are one of the top up-and-coming Latin Jazz performers, who uniquely combine Afro-Caribbean rhythms with Modern Jazz and European classical music. Michael Rodriguez (trumpet) and Robert Rodriguez (piano) have recorded three albums together, and have played on Ray Barretto’s 2005 Grammy-nominated album “Time Was Time Is.” The Rodriguez Brothers have also toured around the world, enthralling audiences at top jazz festivals in New York, Monterrey and Iceland.
The Grand Opening on 4 October will include a rare appearance by The Wynton Marsalis Quintet led by Wynton Marsalis, a 9-time Grammy Award winner, Pulitzer Prize winner and United Nations Messenger of Peace. The living legend has previously sold out shows in the region.
Following the grand opening, Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha will continue to host international artists, including Myron Walden Momentum, the Eric Reed Quintet, and the Aaron Diehl Quintet with Warren Wolf.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha is also hosting a variety of educational programs, with weekly “Jazz MusicTalks” presented by top jazz musicians. The topics include “How to Listen to Jazz,” “Global Influences on Jazz” and “Melodies of Miles Davis.”
To book your tables for, call 4446.0105 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Jazz at Lincoln Center is open from Monday to Saturday from 7pm until 2am and features up to three sets of live music per night. Prices start at 400 QR for a table for two. The grand opening performances by The Wynton Marsalis Quintet cost QR 500 per person or QR 675 per person with a 3-course menu in Opal or Vine before or after the performance.
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