What? 43rd edition of the Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival
When? October 20th to December 1st
For whom? All music and jazz lovers
Where? Various locations in Barcelona
On October 20th, 2011 the 43rd edition of the Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival will be held in Barcelona. The Barcelona Jazz Festival was the first festival of its kind in Spain when it took place in 1966; it even outlived the Franco dictatorship and has survived until the present day. This event has become a major annual event in Barcelona and a very important one for the jazz culture. It is a festival with a seemingly infinite amount of national and international artists in many locations in Barcelona. A great way to see another side of town is to experience the jazz scene in Barcelona.
As well as great artists coming to Barcelona to perform, there are also free concerts that are just too good to miss! Despite the fact that the Barcelona Jazz Festival officially begins on October 20th, on October 16th and 19th there will be two free opening concerts at the Parc Central del Poble Nou and at Pianos Plug (Calle Progrés 22). The ‘Liceu Conservatory’s Big Band’ will be amongst the many acts participating in the free concerts.
Besides the free concerts, there are also other fantastic concerts that you have to pay for. As a jazz lover myself, I can definitely recommend a few of these artists. Here are a few of my favourites:
The festival will take place from October 20th to December 1st
There are many places where you can enjoy Jazz in Barcelona. Be aware that there are places in Barcelona that are free to visit. On the official website you can see all these places. The map below shows all places where the concerts take place.
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1. Parc Central del Poblenou
3. Palau de la Música Catalana
4. Harlem Jazz Club
5. Luz de Gas
7. Teatre-Auditori Sant Cugat
9. Teatre Joventut
For tickets, check out the teletrada website. Prices vary depending on artist and location.
Watch the video below for an overview of concerts and be sure to prepare yourself for the 43rd edition of the Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival in Barcelona!
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