Friday, November 6, 2009

Jazz music in Barcelona | Travel blog Barcelona, Berlin, Paris and Madrid

Are you a passionate lover of jazz music? Have you ever thought that the Iberian country could also be one of the nerve centres of your favourite music? Jazz is a music style imported from the United States. Jazz music has ardent fans among the five continents. We don’t have to tell you that Spain, as a country that is rich in tradition, this type of music has been able to take root. Not only the music but: various groups have fused jazz with other musical genres that are typical to Spain, such as flamenco.


Barcelona has always been at the forefront in terms of musical events and therefore, it has always promoted local artists as well as world-renowned ones. One of the historical places with a long tradition of jazz concerts is the Jamboree, which is located on the emblematic Plaza Real, very close to Las Ramblas. Here, great artists as Tete Montoliu, Ella Fitzgerald and Chet Baker have performed.

Another place with a great history is the Harlem Jazz Club that offers daily live music, not only jazz but also other types of music. Other important institutions include clubs like Jaz Sì, or il Bel.luna Jazz Club. Don’t forget that Barcelona also has many specialized music stores where you can find jazz records and books dealing with all aspects of this genre. Don’t miss this opportunity if you want to expand your collection.

Why don’t you combine an an immersion in the jazz world with an unforgettable visit to the Catalan capital?

Autumn is the best season to make this trip. At this time two major festivals take place in Barcelona, hosting the best artists from around the world: the Terrassa Jazz Festival and the 41st edition of the Voll Damm International Barcelona Festival with the saxophonist Wayne Shorter. This artist played in the 60s in the famous Miles Davis band. Some concerts will take place in historic buildings: Jimmy Cobb, for example, will be shown at the Palau de la Musica, one of the most emblematic buildings of the Catalan Modernism.

Barcelona is waiting for you this Autumn full of culture, entertainment and jazz. Don’t waste your time and rent Apartments in Barcelona for a comfortable and cheap stay.

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