Festival Internacional de Jazz de BarcelonaMain events 2017, Festivals
10/01/2017 - 12/19/2017
This year, the 49th edition of the International Voll-Damm Jazz Festival of Barcelona will take place. It is a tribute of the city to one of its favorite musical styles With over 120 concerts between more than 20 venues in Barcelona and Sant Cugat, from small stages to great auditoriums, the festival presents one of the best programs ever. This year's edition will see performances by Diana Krall, the outstanding lady of contemporary jazz who will open the festival; Kenny Washington; Fred Hersch Trio; Eliane Elias; Chucho Valdés with Gonzalo Rubalcaba; Maceo Parker and Barbara Hendricks, and many more. And apart from this, at the festival De Cajón! that forms part of the jazz festival, there will be Estrella Morente; Tomatito Sexteto with José Mercé and Diego El Cigala; plus others.
The festival never leaves the local scene behind and features artists such as the pianist Marco Mezquida, from Minorca and the star of five concerts; the pianist Ignasi Terraza with Kenny Washington; the bass player David Mengual with the'Slow Quartet and Carme Canela; and the amazing Carles Benavent with Antonio Serrano.
There will be small concerts held at the Hotel El Palace and the Cotton House, and master classes at the Liceu Conservatory.
There will also be an increasing number of extra activities, at the same time as the traditional performances; activities such as Jazz & Food, with 12 hours of live music, accompanied by a guest from the world of cuisine and dishes from local restaurants. We will also be able to enjoy the Montjuïc Magic Fountains with special sessions in tribute to the centenaries of Ella Fitzgerald and Thelonius Monk. And lastly, the Jazz Images photography exhibition by Jean Pierre Leloir at the Illa and Triangle FNAC.
30/9: Jazz & Food - Moll de la Fusta
17/10: Diana Krall - L'Auditori
26/10: Kenny Washington - Luz de Gas
31/10: Estrella Morente - Palau de la Música Catalana
7/11: David Mengual, Slow Quartet & Carme Canela - Conservatori del Liceu
14/11: Fred Hersch Trio - Conservatori del Liceu
14/11: Tomatito Sexteto & José Mercé - Palau de la Música Catalana
15/11: Eliana Elias - Sala Barts
19/11: Chucho Valdés & Gonzalo Rubalcaba - Teatre Auditori de Sant Cugat
23/11: Diego "El Cigala" - Palau de la Música Catalana
29/11: Carles Benavent & Antonio Serrano: Conservatori del Liceu
2/12: Maceo Parker - Sala Barts
15/12: Barbara Hendricks - Palau de la Música Catalana
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