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73811 23 May 2019

Palazzo Versace Dubai Announces Brenna Whitaker as New Resident Act at Q's Bar and Lounge

A new act has arrived at Q’s Bar & Lounge: Brenna Whitaker, a vocal powerhouse and soul sensation who will be bringing her own kind of delicious, vintage jazz to Q’s Bar and Lounge from June 4th to August 17th

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 23 May 2019: Hollywood's Jazz and Blues siren, Brenna Whitaker, was born and raised in Kansas City.  Her larger-than-life stage presence and haunting vocals are a beacon for jazz aficionados, attracting seasoned entertainers, such as Quincy Jones who hand- picked her as the newest resident act of his very own, Q’s Bar and Lounge at the Palazzo Versace Dubai.

Brenna boasts a colorful harem of fans including, Stevie Wonder, Tom Jones and Gladys Knight, as well as a younger generation of musicians, such as Katy Perry, Justin Bieber and John Mayer who flock to her shows to drink up her stunning performances.

So impressed was Gene Simmons by this sassy songstress that booked her to perform at his wedding, professing that "Brenna Whitaker is the real deal. In a world full of empty singers, with no sense or knowledge of "roots" ...comes a voice and personality that carries the torch of Ella, Dinah Washington and the greats. The perfect soulful combination of yesterday and today. A class act," while Michael Buble heralds Brenna as “one of the finest singers of our generation!

A Verve/Universal Records recording artist, her debut album was produced by legendary David Foster. Recently Brenna was featured on the FOX's recent "So you think you Dance" finals, the new "We Love Disney" album,  sang on Andrea Bocelli’s American Tour and travels the world with her band, performing at shows and some of the most exclusive events around the world.

Whitaker was the driving force behind the creation of the W Hotel Hollywood’s famed Sunday night jazz sessions where she, bolstered by her Little Big Band performed with the likes of Stevie Wonder and Gladys Knight. Now, Brenna can be found belting out the tunes in Q’s Bar and Lounge and we can assure you, Dubai is in for a treat….

Quincy Jones has a lot of love for this talented artist: "She’s got the swing, she’s got the sass, but most importantly, she’s got the PIPES! This little lady absolutely demands your ears, & I can’t wait for all-a-y’awl to hear exactly what I’m talkin’ about. So, please give up all the love you got for Brenna Whitaker to take the stage at my Q’s Bar & Lounge!!!"

Brenna will perform at Palazzo Versace’s fully soundproofed, all around leather interior jazz lounge, Q’s Bar. Q’s Bar & Lounge offers high quality comfort food with a wide selection of rare and fine beverages.

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

Contact Number: 971 4 556 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

*A minimum spend of AED 350 per person applies on Thursdays and Fridays.



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.


Reminiscent of a 16th century Italian Palace, Palazzo Versace Dubai is a Neoclassical masterpiece with subtle traces of Arabian architecture. Featuring a striking entrance, high ceilings, landscaped gardens, and a range of well-crafted Italian furnishings, the hotel is truly symbolic of the Versace lifestyle.

Set in the heart of Jaddaf Waterfront, less than 15 minutes away from Dubai International Airport and eight minutes away from Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai, Palazzo Versace Dubai is conveniently located along the shores of the historic Dubai Creek.

Every single piece of furniture and fabric that adorns the hotel’s 215 hotel rooms and suites, and 169 residences, is designed and tailor-made by Versace exclusively for the Palazzo Versace Hotel in Dubai. Each of the hotel’s 8 restaurants and bars is designed to have an al fresco terrace to reflect the heritage of Palazzos, where the internal court was the informal space to meet, dine and enjoy the weather. The three outdoor pools are decorated with mosaic tiles and surrounded by palm trees and flowers. The beautifully landscaped gardens and views of the Dubai Creek and skyline, make this luxury hotel an ideal venue for weddings and social events in Dubai. UAE developer ENSHAA in conjunction with Versace developed Palazzo Versace Dubai, a hotel and residential project, which opened in November 2015.