Barcelona Jazz Festival 2011
Up until the 1st of November 2011, you will be able to enjoy the 43rd edition of the Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival in Barcelona. It is one of the most popular jazz and blues festivals held in Spain and, of course, it is an unmissable event for all lovers of good music.
There will be more than 80 concerts on offer within the Barcelona Jazz Festival and many will feature prestigious Catalan jazz musicians such as La Vella Dixieland, Pegasus and La Locomotora Negra. Furthermore, in addition to promoting local jazz, the event also aspires to be a top jazz festival on an international level. It paired up with the legendary American jazz festival, the Newport Jazz Festival, before and this year it can now boast the collaboration of the prestigious Italian festival Umbria Jazz, meaning that Italian Jazz will feature quite a lot in this edition of the event.
The Barcelona Jazz Festival is offering a balanced and very interesting programme this year, with concerts to suit all tastes. Amongst those artists confirmed to be performing are Joshua Redman, Paolo Conte, Maria Schneider, A. Motis & J.Chamorro, Okkervil River, Omar Sosa, Pepe Habichuela, Madeleine Peyroux, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Dave Holland, Pat Metheny, Enrico Rava, Stefano Bollani, Trombone Shorty & Orleáns Avenue and Brad Mehldau, amongst many others.
The concerts taking place as part of the Barcelona Jazz Festival will be performed in different venues across the city including the Palau de la Musica, Luz de Gas, Harlem Jazz Club and the Liceu. There will also be free shows in the Parc Central del Poble Nou and at Pianos Puig.
You can take a look at the full programme and get your tickets to the event on their official website. In the meantime, here is the promotional video of the Barcelona Jazz Festival, starring Chico and Rita, as Javier Mariscal was the designer of the poster this year. Enjoy the music!