Handpicked by Quincy Jones – XRISS and her Trio | Q’s Bar & Lounge at Palazzo Versace | Tuesday to Saturday from 19.00 onwards | Until 26 May 2017

Q’s, Quincy Jones’ first-ever bar and lounge featuring world-class live music, welcomes its latest act. Handpicked by Jones, the soulful XRISS, and her accompanying trio will be performing at the Q’s Bar and Lounge in Palazzo Versace Dubai through 26 May 2017.

At Q’s Bar and Lounge in the Palazzo Versace Dubai Hotel, guests can look forward to an array of jazz and soul standards as well as a fusion of modern-pop and vintage genres. Expect to be transported back to the early 20th century as XRISS puts her own spin on swing, ragtime, and jazz alongside her accompanying guitarist, bassist, and drummer.

Enjoy an intimate setting with high-quality comfort food stirred by New York and New Orleans culinary culture, and a wide selection of rare drinks to the world’s finest music acts complemented by unmatched acoustics.

Quincy Jones, the maestro behind Q’s Bar and Lounge, needs no formal introduction. With a career spanning six decades, he has collaborated with legendary music icons including Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, Ray Charles, Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan and of course, Michael Jackson.

For reservations email:  Qs@palazzoversace.ae or call: 04 556 8865

Kid Koala | Nufonia Must Fall | NYU Abu Dhabi | 11 May 2017 at 20.00 & 12 May 2017 at 16.00

This month, do not miss globetrotting, Montreal-based scratch DJ and music producer Kid Koala‘s magical, multi-disciplinary and theatrical adaptation of his graphic novel and soundtrack, Nufonia Must Fall. Nufonia Must Fall’s charming story centres around a headphones-sporting robot on the verge of obsolescence, who through the course of the story falls in love.Kid-Koala-NYU-AD-the-luxe-diary

Directed by K.K. Barrett, Oscar-nominated for Her (Spike Jonze), this live adaptation unfolds via real-time filming of more than a dozen miniature stages and a cast of puppets, while Kid Koala and the dynamic Afiara Quartet provide original live scoring on piano, strings and turntables (composed by Kid Koala). The result of which is that the audience seems to be watching an animated film, but simultaneously sees puppets being filmed (and projected) in real time.