The Barcelona International Jazz Festival

Posted on 17 November 2011 in Barcelona, always!, Music & Performances

The autumn will resonate with jazz rhythms with the arrival of the Barcelona International Jazz Festival, offering over 80 activities on its programme, including music dinners, family breakfasts, jazz-rhythm performances at the Montjuïc Magic Fountain and an area for professionals that is still to be decided on. The festival will also support Barcelona’s promising new jazz artists.

Homegrown talent

Homegrown talent

Andrea Motis (16 years) has become a new sensation, along with the Sant Andreu Jazz Band, on the Barcelona jazz scene. The trumpeter and singer will perform with Europe’s youngest big band during the Barcelona International Jazz Festival.

The event gives resolute support to new Catalan talent, as it did for Llibert Fortuny, who will give a guest performance with La Locomotora Negra, a group that celebrates their 40th anniversary this year, and is due to receive the festival’s Medal of Honour. The award will be shared with the composer and band-leader Maria Schneider.

Paolo Conte will draw the festival to a close at the Auditori on 1 December, offering songs from his latest project, Nelson. Other attractions in the festival include Sílvia Pérez Cruz, Michel Camilo Trio with Giovanni Hidalgo, Pat Metheny Trio with Larry Grenadire and Bill Stewart and the Joshua Redman – Brad Mehldau Duo.

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