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A cheque for QR100,000 being handed over to Cancer Research UK.
Doha: Doha Jazz, Qatar’s leading music promoters, has launched its new album Blues On The Corniche at an event at the W Hotel & Residences recently, with a night of live jazz music. Commercialbank was the main sponsor while the W Hotel co-sponsored the charitable event.
It raised QR100,000, which was donated to the internationally renowned cancer research charity, “Cancer Research UK”.
Dean Proctor, EGM, Head of Retail and Consumer Banking of Commercialbank said, “Commercialbank is dedicated to supporting communities in Qatar and around the world. We are passionate about the promotion of health and well being, so we were honoured to be asked to take part in this initiative by Doha Jazz to increase awareness of breast cancer and to raise money for research into the disease through an entertaining event.”
Chris Coull, founder of Doha Jazz and co-producer of the album, said: “Commercialbank was pivotal in supporting us with our vision to produce, record and manufacture this music CD. Through the bank’s generosity, we were able to complete a product of the highest standard that in turn raised a significant sum of money for cancer research and promoted Qatar’s musical and artistic growth.”
The album, which is available on Doha Jazz’s web site and in the Virgin Megastore in Doha, represents a cross section of the diverse and charismatic musicianship. Straight-up jazz classics mixed with Arabesque tracks, Rhythm and Blues grooves and lush orchestral arrangements (courtesy of the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra) create a diverse and engaging album that thrills the listener throughout.