The Voll-Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival

Attention jazz fans, the Voll-Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival will once again be taking over Barcelona from October 17th – December 19th, 2017 with another stellar program. This world famous festival attracts jazz’s heaviest hitters and the most promising up-and-coming talent. Here’s a peak at the schedule for October:

October 1 – November 25

Jean-Pierre Leloir (photographer)

In July 2017, famed French photographer, Jean-Pierre Leloir, published a collection of photography, featuring jazz performers from 1931-2010. His collection will be on exhibit for free at Fnac Illa Diagonal.

Tuesday, October 17

Diana Krall

Hot off the release of her new album Turn Up the Quiet, Grammy-nominated Diana Krall will be at the Auditori del Fòrum for a highly anticipated performance. Tickets start at 40 €.

Wednesday, October 18

Hiromi duet ft. Edmar Castañeda

Japanese jazz pianist Hiromi will be performing a duet with Colombian harpist Edmar Castañeda. The two have been touring across the world together since April and turning heads everywhere they go. They’ll be performing at Parts and tickets start at 18 €.

Thursday, October 19

Logan Richardson

American alto saxophonist and composer Logan Richardson will be performing at Conservatori del Liceu. Tickets are 28 €.

Friday, October 20

Ambrose Akinmusire

Critically acclaimed American jazz trumpeter and composer Ambrose Akinmusire will be performing at the Conservatori del Liceu in support of his latest album, A Rift in Decorum: Live at the Village Vanguard. Tickets are 33 €.

Friday, October 20

Carlos Caro y Sabor Cubano

Enjoy some great latin-flavored jazz at the Harlem Jazz Club. Tickets start at 12 €

Saturday, October 21

Lisbon-based, Catalan reeds player Albert Cirera returns to Barcelona to delight his home city with powerful jazz improvisations. He’ll be joined by Tres Tambors at the Luz de Gas. Tickets start at 15 €.

Wednesday, October 25

Chicuelo Monvínic Experience

Guitarist Juan Gómez „Chicuelo“ will be joined by vocalist Joaquín Gómez “El Duende” and percussionist Isaac Vigueras “El Rubio” to form a Catalan supergroup known as the Chicuelo Monvínic Experience. Catch them at the Monvínic. Tickets are 85 €.

Thursday, October 26

Kenny Washington & Ignasi Terraza Trio

American jazz drummer Kenny Washington and the Catalan Ignasi Terraza Trio will be performing at Luz de Gas. Tickers start at 25 €.

Friday, October 27

Sai Trio

With Agustí Fernández on piano and Ivo Sans behind the drums, the two provide the soundtrack for dancer Sònia Sánchez to memorize you. The San Trio brings together jazz music and dance for a unique and fascinating avant-garde performance. They’ll be at the Luz de Gas. Tickets start at 18 €.

Saturday, October 28

Mezquida – Aurignac – Prats

The Spanish jazz trio known as MAP, or Mezquida – Aurignac – Prats, will be delighting audiences at the Conservatori del Liceu. Tickets start at 18 €.

Saturday, October 28

Oddisee and Good Compny & Olivier St. Louis

Hip Hop MC Oddisee and his band Good Compny will embark on the Beneath The Surface Tour in support of their new record The Iceberg. Rock/soul artist Olivier St. Louis will be supporting the tour. See them when they hit the stage at Luz de Gas. Tickets are 18 €.

Monday, October 30

Aaron Goldberg Trio

Described by The New York Times as a „post-bop pianist of exemplary taste and range,“ American jazz composer Aaron Goldberg will perform with the Aaron Goldberg Trio at the Conservatori del Liceu. Tickets are 30 €.

Tuesday, October 31

Estrella Morente

Spanish flamenco singer Estrella Morente will be performing at the Palau de la Música Catalana in support of her 2016 album 15 Años con Estrella. Tickets start at 18 €.

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