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JALC to Open Venue at St. Regis in Qatar

Wynton Marsalis will headline first show and program the room

Wynton Marsalis performing at the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival

Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) will open a new venue in Doha, Qatar, on Oct. 4. Officially called Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha at the St. Regis Doha, the new room in the small peninsula nation on the Persian Gulf will feature the Wynton Marsalis Quintet as its first show.

According to a press release, “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.”

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