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Putting the world to Wrights.

Liz has loved jazz for as long as she can remember.

Jazz is the music of time," said Liz Wright. "It's a weave of the sounds of bebop, blues and gospel, yet, it's made into jazz by individuals expressing themselves as people, writing songs which capture the spirit and news of their lifetime. It's ambiguous and indescribable."

Growing up the daughter of a minister and gospel singer, Wright was introduced to music at a young age, although maybe even younger than she or her parents ever knew or realised.

"My earliest memory of music was because of food. I had a favourite sweet bread, which had a picture of a little girl smiling on the back of the bag and whenever I saw it, I would hum the same melody in my head," she said laughing.

"I must have been very young, because I don't remember the melody, nor do I remember being able to speak yet. Making melodies was my first way of describing things in my mind. I've been blessed with a wonderful journey in music."

Liz Wright: Friday, February 27, Skywards Stage, 7.30pmAa

Tickets Free admission to all performances from February 18-24 at the Network Jazz Garden.

Tickets for February 25-27 are available at www.boxofficeme.com and at selected Hallmark and Spinneys outlets.

Regular standing 1 night Dh 295 Regular standing 3 nights Dh 750 Front seating 1 night Dh 590

For more information call 04-3911196 or visit www.dubaijazzfest.com

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