The 44th edition of the Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival of Barcelona brings to the city an extensive program with the biggest names and emerging talents of jazz music hand in hand with the musical and cultural promoter The Project. More than 50 concerts and activities that have already begun to take place from 30th of October to 30th of November, and become part of some of the most important jazz artists’ tour. The eclecticism of the proposals is felt particularly hard this year, which enervates the most puristic fans of this genre, but also makes this festival a unique opportunity to enjoy artists that aren’t common to hear in most commercial radio stations.
As the highlight of ShBarcelona are our holiday apartments in Barcelona, the highlight of this festival in 2012, is the incomparable “saxophone colossus” Sonny Rollins, a jazz music living legend at his 82 years old, remarkable saxophonist tenor and composer. This essential event will take place on November the 20th at the Palau de la Musica, you can buy your tickets by clicking HERE.
But the featured artists list doesn’t end here. The culmination of the festival also in the Palau de la Música will be performed by the trio led by Chick Corea, with Christian McBride on the bass and Brian Blade on the drums. This virtuous jazz pianist and composer was a prominent member of Miles Davis’s band and his career is so prolific that the Blue Note in New York had to dedicate a whole month to celebrate his 70th birthday. The list of featured artists also include pianists such as Brad Mehldau and Dan Tepfer, the flamenco guitarist Tomatito, the very young saxophonist and vocalist Andrea Motis who plays with Joan Chamorro Sextet, the actress and singer Maria de Medeiros, the fado singer Mariza, the last formation of the Buenavista Social Club Orchestra, the unmistakable Albert Pla or Bearzatti Francesco quartet.
Most faithful fans to this genre probably have enjoyed the Barcelona Jazz Weekend this last week, which sought to bring jazz music to all corners of the city taking its streets with concerts, performances and live shows. To those that are lagging behind and have missed it, and even to the most skeptical, we encourage you to take a look at the Barcelona Jazz Festival program to enjoy good music. You can download the festival app at their website to be informed all the time about their activities and concerts.