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In pictures: the Dubai Jazz Festival and RedFestDXB

February 15, 2014

She did look awkward wearing a red outfit and black trainers but, as Jessie J explained later in the set, the T-shaped stage resulted in a last-minute decision to ditch the high heels. Sarah Dea / The National
She did look awkward wearing a red outfit and black trainers but, as Jessie J explained later in the set, the T-shaped stage resulted in a last-minute decision to ditch the high heels. Sarah Dea / The National
Jessie J's remained a classy performance; her powerful voice roaring through the girl-power anthems Sexy Lady and Who You Are. Sarah Dea / The National
Jessie J's remained a classy performance; her powerful voice roaring through the girl-power anthems Sexy Lady and Who You Are. Sarah Dea / The National
After making a name for himself delivering chart-topping hooks for the English drum’n’bass group Rudimental, Newman proved he can hold his own. Jaime Puebla / The National Newspaper
After making a name for himself delivering chart-topping hooks for the English drum’n’bass group Rudimental, Newman proved he can hold his own. Jaime Puebla / The National Newspaper
The six-piece band – including two backing vocalists – gave tracks such as Cheating and Losing Sleep a luscious backdrop for Newman to wail away like Joe Cocker’s lost child. Seriously ­impressive. Jaime Puebla / The National
The six-piece band – including two backing vocalists – gave tracks such as Cheating and Losing Sleep a luscious backdrop for Newman to wail away like Joe Cocker’s lost child. Seriously ­impressive. Jaime Puebla / The National
The London rapper, Tinie Tempah whipped the crowd into a frenzy courtesy of a high-energy set. Sarah Dea / The National
The London rapper, Tinie Tempah whipped the crowd into a frenzy courtesy of a high-energy set. Sarah Dea / The National
Tinie Tempah's recent second album Demonstration connected with the fans; the tracks Lover Not a Fighter and Children of the Sun are winning tunes. Sarah Dea / The National
Tinie Tempah's recent second album Demonstration connected with the fans; the tracks Lover Not a Fighter and Children of the Sun are winning tunes. Sarah Dea / The National
A last-minute addition, Rita Ora's performance seemed liked an after-thought. The British pop star was the weakest link of the RedFestDXB bill as she delivered a shambolic show. Jaime Puebla / The National Newspaper
A last-minute addition, Rita Ora's performance seemed liked an after-thought. The British pop star was the weakest link of the RedFestDXB bill as she delivered a shambolic show. Jaime Puebla / The National Newspaper
Backed by two dancers, Rita Ora sang a few hits and a weak acoustic cover of Stand By Me. The Ben E King classic was meant to celebrate Valentine’s Day; instead, it felt like a time-filler. Jaime Puebla / The National
Backed by two dancers, Rita Ora sang a few hits and a weak acoustic cover of Stand By Me. The Ben E King classic was meant to celebrate Valentine’s Day; instead, it felt like a time-filler. Jaime Puebla / The National
The American jazz guitarist, Larry Carlton, playing on the Jazz Garden stage, initially had some trouble adjusting to the fact The Wanted were belting out their ballads not far away on the main stage.
The American jazz guitarist, Larry Carlton, playing on the Jazz Garden stage, initially had some trouble adjusting to the fact The Wanted were belting out their ballads not far away on the main stage.
Larry Carlton's set really took off once The Wanted finished, giving Carlton a decent half-hour to engage the crowd with his blend of smooth jazz and funk. Courtesy Keith Nunes
Larry Carlton's set really took off once The Wanted finished, giving Carlton a decent half-hour to engage the crowd with his blend of smooth jazz and funk. Courtesy Keith Nunes