25 Oct The 45 Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival of Barcelona
From 19th October to 1st December in different places of Barcelona is celebrated the 45-Voll Damm International Jazz Festival. Nowadays, this festival carries on due to the citizen participation and in a few years we will celebrate its golden jubilee.
This edition pays homage to Bebo Valdés memory, who died the last spring when he was 94 years old. He is considered like the most representative artist of the Cuban music and Afro-Cuban jazz: he is the jazz legend. Barcelona enjoyed his actuations in several occasions, and this year was chosen like a person who deserves people remember him during the month and a half of the festival.
The 45 jazz editions hold more than one hundred concerts, with attractive performances for different kind of publics, where it will be the huge jazz artists of the world. The star performance will be Chucho Valdés, the 30th October in the Palau de la Música. The next day, the Tindersticks group will act in Bart (Paralel) and the 14th November you could have fun with ACS in the Palau de la Música. The Catalan jazz revelation band closes the ceremony, Andrea Motis & Joan Chamorro will act on the 1st of December in the Auditori. Other bands who take part in the festival are Blue Gershwin, La Locomotora Negra y Chicago Mass Choir & Twocats pel Gospel, John Grant, The Cat Empire, Chris Thile, Childo Tomás, etc.
The festival offers as well entertaining master lectures taught by artists, enjoyable concerts for children, etc. There are free activities, with the exception of the concerts, although the ticket price doesn’t overcome the 25 €.
If you are fond of the jazz music, don’t hesitate to visit the jazz festival of Barcelona because each edition appeals thousands of participants and always lives up to their expectations… So don´t think and go!