Palazzo Versace Dubai announces David Davis: new resident act at Q’s Bar and Lounge

22 January – 2 May 2019

18 January 2019, Q’s Bar & Lounge, the first-ever jazz bar personally curated by music legend Quincy Jones, located at the opulent Palazzo Versace Dubai, welcomes its next musical prodigy, David Davis. From 22 January to 2 May, this soulful vocal powerhouse and expert showman will electrify the stage. Jones protégé David’s residency is the perfect prelude for avid jazz fans visiting the city for the Dubai Jazz Festival. Taking place at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, just a 20 minutes’ drive from Palazzo Versace, from 20-22 February 2019, the festival will include headline performances by Alicia Keys, Snow Patrol and British jazz-funk band Jamiroquai.

Guests will be drawn into the intimate space of Q’s Bar and Lounge, one of the hottest live music venues in the Middle East, a personal project of the musician and record producer to showcase his favourite up-and-coming acts. “I can’t wait for you all to witness what makes David Davis a “Little Mo’ Betta” and experience his electric energy on stage. Dubai, you don’t want to miss this cat because he’s got the moves AND the grooves” said Quincy Jones.

The heartbeat of Chicago-born David Davis is the comfort of vintage soul meets the infectious joy of pop hooks. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway and India Arie, Davis has recorded with legendary producers from RedOne (Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez, One Direction) to Aaron Sprinkle (One Republic, Eisley). As well as garnering an array of awards and reviews, his songs have featured on hit TV shows, and he has amassed over 500 shows in the last two years. This inspiring artist has also played sold-out clubs and festivals, both as the headline act and as an opening act for the likes of Jon Bellion and John Legend. Davis’ voice and productions have been featured on chart-topping records, as well as across hundreds of stages internationally including The Primetime Emmy’s Governor Ball and Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.

Topping a great year, Davis has also just launched his debut album; “The Long & Short of It” is now available on all streaming platforms.

Q’s Bar and Lounge is located at Palazzo Versace Dubai, West Wing

+9714 556 8865 – –

Opening Hours:

Q’s Bar and Lounge is open from Tuesday – Saturday from 19.00pm – 02.00am

Performance timings:

Tuesday to Friday 9pm – 10pm | 10.30pm – 11.30pm | 12pm – 1am
Saturdays from 8pm – 12midnight


Quincy Jones, the maestro behind Q’s Bar and Lounge, is a genius American record producer, musician and composer. As a master inventor of musical hybrids, he has shuffled pop, soul, hip-hop, jazz, classical, African, and Brazilian music into many dazzling fusions, traversing virtually every medium, including records, live performance, movies, and television.

Jones’ creative prodigy has spanned over seven decades, beginning with the music of the post-swing era, and collaborating with legendary icons including Frank Sinatra, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, and Michael Jackson. Having received twenty-seven Grammys, seven Academy Award nominations, an Emmy, a Tony, and an induction in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in his career to date, Quincy Jones continues his legacy featuring next generation stars at Q’s in Palazzo Versace Dubai.

Guests will be drawn into the intimate living room space, which is decked out with plush furniture and mahogany tables facing the vibrant stage.