St. Regis Hotels & Resorts, part of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT) and Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) will proudly unveil Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha at The St. Regis Doha on October 4 th 2012, with opening performances by the Wynton Marsalis Quintet, featuring members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. The debut of Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha marks the first in a series of jazz clubs that St. Regis and JALC aim to create together as part of a unique global partnership announced last year. The opening of Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha coincides with the opening of The St. Regis Doha earlier this year, further solidifying Qatar as an emerging center of culture, commerce and leisure in the Middle East.
Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha at The St. Regis Doha (Photo: Business Wire)
“In the spirit of jazz ambassadors – Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, and Dizzy Gillespie – we continue the legacy of bridging cultures around the world through Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha, the first Lincoln Center branded venue outside of New York City,” said Wynton Marsalis, Managing and Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center. “Opening this club enables us to extend the joys of jazz to a broader audience. We’re thrilled that Mr. Omar Alfardan shares our vision of music as a way to find common ground. We are proud of this partnership. Through his generous support, jazz has a welcoming home in the Middle East. Thanks to our unique partnership with St. Regis, Jazz at Lincoln Center is bringing a continuous lineup of world-class jazz artists and educators to the people of Qatar and to the guests of St. Regis Doha.”