February 2017, Ampitheatre, Dubai Media City
In February 2017, the finalists from the GEMS Young Musician of the Year competition performed on the Thomsun Stand at the Dubai Jazz Festival.
The finalists were:
- Trinayan Krishnan – a pianist from GEMS World Academy, who won the title of GEMS Young Musician of the Year 2017
- Adam Al-Hashemi – a saxophonist from Jumeirah College, Dubai
- Hiroko Hiwatashi – a pianist from Wellington International School
- Boglarka Kurucz – a vocalist from Wellington Academy, Silicon Oasis
- Tianze Ye – a pianist from Wellington Academy, Al Khail