By jamesfeednow - Saturday, September 29, 2018

If you’re looking for a perfect spot to dine in and drink with an exceptional live band, look no further. Apart from winning Time Out Abu Dhabi Nightlife's 'Best Live Music Venue' award in 2017, Jazz Bar & Dining also found a new sound for the local crowd in town - Blakk Velvet.


Made of five multi-talented musicians from South Africa, the band has a versatile, growing repertoire of about 300 songs that cover 70s, 80s, classics, RnB, pop, jazz, reggae and dance music. Female vocalist Mbali Siluma guarantees a powerful performance for four hours, six days a week, with Unarine Adoria supporting her on vocals and keyboards. Obakeng Glory joins them on the drums, while Shadrack Fana brings the heart to the performance with his skills on the saxophone and guitar. Mthobeli Malima keeps the whole band together as bassist and sound engineer.

Lloyd & I made a reservation and of course to complete the real experience, we had a taste with their starters, main courses and desserts plus alcoholic drinks! To give you an idea of what he had that night, see more below.

Caesar Salad 
Baby gem, anchovies, croutons, parmesan, creamy dressing (75 AED)

US Black Angus Tenderloin
Foie gras, potato fondant, braised onions, herbed baby vegetables (175 AED)

Pan Fried Seabass
Artichoke, asparagus & cherry tomato salsa, baby potatoes (125 AED)

 Shisha Smoked Pistachio Cranberry Bavaroise
Pistachio bavaroise with cranberry nougat, strawberry & flexi chocolate ganache (50 AED)

Pecan Pie with Live Liquid Nitro Baileys Ice Cream
Caramelized pecan nut, hazelnut crumble & chocó pops (70 AED)

It was definitely a memorable experience and a relaxing night. The female vocalist has such an amazing and powerful voice. Well, they have been performing for more than eight years of experience together around the world so you will be expecting a massive and exceptional entertainment in this bar. I can really feel the vibe and the music they’re playing is totally for everyone. However, it could have been more fantastic if there are some lights added. It's really dark and you can't appreciate the presentation of the food. But overall, it's still a great place to hang out with your friends in town.

Revellers at Jazz Bar & Dining can enjoy four hours of live entertainment by the energetic performers from 9.30pm until 1.30pm from Sunday to Friday.

For bookings and more information, please contact +971 (0)2 692 4247 or click here to visit their website.

Til next time,

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