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48th Voll-Damm Barcelona Internacional Jazz Festival
Through December 2016

  • The best from Barcelona. Living breathing vibrant music. More than 100 live concerts!
  • One of the most important jazz festivals of its kind in the world. Marvelous mix that balances established favorites with up-and-coming names.
  • Endowed with a budget of one million euros.
  • Fabulous venues: among them Par del Centre de Poblenou, BARTS,  Palau de la Música Catalana, L’Auditori, Conservatori del Liceu, Luz de Gas, Font Màgica de Montjuïc, Harlem Jazz Club, Monvínic, Gran Hotel Havana Silken.
  • Expected crowd: 100,000 eager fans
  • Special event: the return of the Festival Flamenco de Barcelona de Cajón!
  • Parallel events include master lectures at El Conservatori del Liceu conducted by Jack DeJohnette, The Bad Plus, Terence Blanchard, Fred Hersch, Gonzalo Rubalcaba . . .


Concerts (random samples)

  • SuperSax Project (5 Nov.)
  • Doy la Cara”, José Mercé (4 Nov.)
  • Piano recital: the phenomenal James Rhodes (10 Nov.)
  • Legendary Michel Legrand of French jazz (11 Nov.)
  • Rudresh Mahanthappa (14 Nov.)
  • ”Love in a Time of Madness,” one of toda’s  greatest vocalists José James (17 Nov.)
  • “Spain Forever,” pianist Michel Camilo and guitarist Tomatito (18 Nov.)
  • The much awaited Spanish debut of Michael Feinstein with the Orquesta Sinfónica del Vallés and special program dedicated to Frank Sinatra (19 Nov.)
  • “Sly & Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvaer,” meeting between Jamaican reggae and Nordic sounds (21 Nov.)
  • Kyle Eastwood, habitual collaborator of his father Clint Eastwood ( 26 Nov.)
  • Tropical homage to the Beatles by pianist Iván Melón Lewis leading the Liceu Big Band (29 Nov.)
  • The Jazz Giants premier of La Locomotora (2 Dec.)
  • “Tête-à-tête,” homage toTete 2 by pianists Ignasi Terraza and Bert van den Brink (3 Dec.)
  •  Giulia Valle Trio Live in SF’s new record (4 Dec.)
  • Barbara Hendricks Monvinic Experience (9 Dec.)
  • Black Heritage Choir (21 Dec.)

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Price: €28 on average. Look for fabulous discounts!

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