As travelers on this Barcelona Jazz trip will discover, Barcelona is historically, and remains, the capital of jazz in Spain.
On our trip, we’ll explore how Barcelona’s famous art and design landmarks and artists connect with jazz, and we´ll pair jazz with Catalan wines, artisanal cheeses, tapas and vermouth, swing dancing, flamenco, and Afro-Cuban music.
And of course, we will attend concerts staged by The Barcelona International Jazz Festival, our main nightly event on this tour.
Every fall, Barcelona residents mark their calendar for The Barcelona International Jazz Festival, the season’s most important annual musical event, presenting sold-out concerts in venues ranging from the magistral art nouveau Palau de la Musica Catalana to modern mid-size halls, small neighborhood clubs and outdoor stages. Founded in 1966 with a concert by Dave Brubeck, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Bebo Valdés and Dexter Gordon are among the artists to mark the festival’s stages in historic shows.
Now in its 54th year, the Festival has expanded, while always keeping its local and original flavor.This year, you´ll have a chance to catch shows by the James Frances Trio, Chucho Valdés and Paquito D´Rivera, Yamandu Costa, Dave Holland, Chris Potter, Lionel Loueke and Eric Harland; Ken Hays, Ben Street and Billy Hart; plus jazz fest artist workshops, especially selected performances around town, and events created especially for our group.
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