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Monday, 22 November 2010

One More Time with Feeling: The 42nd International Barcelona Jazz Festival

One More Time with Feeling: The 42nd International Barcelona Jazz Festival
Barcelona will once again be the center of the Jazz world! The capital of Catalunya is hosting the 42nd International Barcelona Jazz Festival which will go on to the 2nd of December.

The concerts take place all around Barcelona, but the most impressive place by far is the Palau de la Musica, the fantastic Modernist monsterpiece which provides a far-out backdrop for any concert. Last year we caught Concha Buika, at the Palau and it was quite a show. You can check out "the black soul of Mallorca" again this year at the Palau backed up the Ivan Melon Lewis Quintet on December 1.

Or how about some good old-fashioned Ellington “swing, swing, swing” at the Palau with La Locomotora Negra + Barcelona Jazz Orquestra + San Andreu Jazz Band. Or you can have dinner and blues with the blues winners at the Gran Hotel Havana on December 2, the official grand close to this year’s festivities.
The festival also features lesser known musicians in smaller, more intimate, and less expensive venues. For example, Perico Sambeat-Joan Diaz and JD Allen Saxologies will be at the Luz de Gas and the Louis Scalavis Quintet will play the L’Auditori Sala 2.

This is the ideal time to combine your trip to Barcelona with the very best in contemporary jazz. We will be happy to help you with all arrangements at the Hotel Principal.

For a complete list of the concerts check out here.

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