Qatar Airways and All that Jazz

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Qatar Airways has flown in 40 musicians from 11 different countries to take part in the fourth annual Katara European Jazz Festival. The award-winning airline is the Exclusive Official Airline Sponsor of the hugely popular festival being held from 8 November until 12November 2017 at Doha’s Katara Cultural Village in Qatar, and set to attract large crowds of dedicated jazz fans and music lovers.

Musicians from Austria, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Romania, the Netherlands and Switzerland were all flown to Doha by Qatar Airways to participate in the highly-anticipated festival, which takes place over five music-filled evenings.

Jazz fans will be able to take in the vibe and watch top acts perform at Building Five at the Katara Cultural Village, where players will be performing everything from bebop, jazz fusion, swing music, trad and smooth jazz, cool jazz and West Coast jazz.

Qatar Airways Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Ms. Salam Al Shawa, said: “We are delighted to once again support this tremendously popular festival, which attracts musicians and music fans alike. The Katara European Jazz Festival has quickly established itself as a firm fixture on Qatar’s cultural map, and we are pleased to be able to fly in many of the musicians playing over the next five days.”

The festival is free to enter and no advance reservations are needed. Two to three groups a day are expected to perform from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm during the five-day festival, which is taking place thanks to the participation of 11 European Embassies working together with Qatar Airways.

Qatar Airways was earlier this year voted Skytrax ‘Airline of the Year’ by travellers from around the world. It also won a raft of other major awards at this year’s Skytrax awards ceremony, including ‘Best Airline in the Middle East,’ ‘World’s Best Business Class’ and ‘World’s Best First Class Airline Lounge.’

Qatar Airways operates a modern fleet of 200 aircraft to a network of more than 150 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America. The airline is launching a host of exciting new destinations planned for the remainder of this year and 2018, including Canberra, Australia; Chiang Mai, Thailand and Cardiff, U.K, to name just a few