After more than 50 years, the Barcelona Jazz Festival comes for a 51st edition. And like every year, we’re being amazed by the exhaustive selection of talented and world-renowned musicians that are joining this major music event from 19 October. For instance, the superstar Herbie Hancock will be performing among other world-class fellow musicians and some up-and-coming names full of talent.
This year’s programme includes again the De Cajón! Festival with the presence of some flamenco artists like Rafael Riqueni, Las Migas, el Tomatito and José Mercé, Farrucos y Fernández, Dúo del Mar and Estrella Morente.
We recommend you to buy the tickets in advance as some concerts get sold out very quickly. Click here to get 1, 2, 3 or more of them and avoid any disappointment.
For the full programme click here
Let’s go! Soon / Pronto / Aviat. pic.twitter.com/Zkld20Z5P8
— BarcelonaJazzFest (@bcnjazzfest) September 20, 2019
We expected you’d be too impatient for the festival to start; therefore, we’ve prepared a selection of the artists’s songs you might hear.
In addition, a multitude of events occur in parallel to the festival and they’re definitely worth a try. You’ll find more details about them when scrolling through the article.
Liceu Jam Session
The Barcelona Jazz festival has a lot more to offer. On Thursday from October 24 to December 12 at the Cafè del Conservatori del Liceu, make the most of the Liceu Jam Session. And good news, the entrance is free.
- 24/10 – 09.00 PM: Gonzalo Del Val
- 14/11 – 10.00 PM: Marc Miralta
- 21/11 – 09.00 PM: BILL Mchenry
- 28/11 – 10.00 PM: David Mengual
- 12/12 – 10.00 PM: Giulia Valle
Jazz & Food in collaboration with Save The Children
Be ready for this 12-hours marathon of music, cuisine and solidarity on Saturday 28 September at the Moll de la Fusta.
For three years in a row, Jazz & Food opens the Barcelona Jazz festival. To accompany the music, more than 30 food trucks propose food from around the world. The event also promotes local gastronomy and music if you’re more looking for Catalan specialties.
Jazz & Food has been collaboration with charities for many years. For this 2019 edition, it will celebrate the 100th anniversary of Save The Children organisation which dedicates its efforts in protecting children worldwide. This celebration also coincides with the 150th anniversary of Barcelona Port.
How could you contribute too? By purchasing the solidarity and re-usable glass or getting tickets for the Barcelona Jazz festival.
Additionally, the event is children-friendly. From 12.00 PM you could take them to morning workshops. Find more about everything below.
12.00 PM: MINIMUSIC workshops for children
12.30 PM: Concert 100th anniversary of Save The Children with Cia Roger Canals
02.15 PM: Son de la Rambla
04.15 PM: Carosones
06.15 PM: The Secret Investment feat. Lessus
08.15 PM: Koko Jean & The Tonics
10.15 PM Itaca Band
Accompanied by her guitarist Josep Traver, Andrea Motis will deliver a private music performance inspired by the wines selected by the Monvínic sommelier team. The emphasis is on young producers, wines and wineries with valuable expertise gained through rigorous oenology studies. They have generated interest for the last decade along Andrea Motis’s career as their careful and meticulous work intends to intervene as little as possible in the winery.
The event takes place on Tuesday 22 October at 08.00 PM. Tickets costs 85 €
- Xavier Bernet – Júlia Bernet Corpinnat 60 X 40 (chardonnay, xarel·lo) – Sparkling
- Francesc Boronat – Celler del Cesc Tarragona Tanca els Ulls Cartoixà de la Marina (xarel·lo) – White
- Agustí Torelló Roca – Ánima Mundi Penedès Xarel.lo (xarel·lo) – White
- Bernat Andreu – Carles Andreu Conca de Barberà Trepat (trepat) – Red
- Eva Bonet – Celler Comalats Costers del Segre Isarda (cabernet sauvignon) – Red
- Francesc Ferré – Celler Frisach Terra Alta Sang de Corb (garnatxa negra, carinyena, garnatxa peluda) – Red
- Eduard Pié – Sicus Penedès Sons Monastrell (monastrell) – Red
- Salvador Batlle – Còsmic Empordà Essència (carinyena blanca) – Sweet
IMPORTANT: Children under 16 may only access the premises accompanied by their father, mother or authorized legal guardian. It is essential to present the Responsibility Sheet (see attached documents) duly printed and completed.
Magic Fountain of Montjuic
The Magic Fountain once again will offer a mesmerising light and music show. The sensational music selection of Jordi Bonet will make the waterfalls and lakes of Montjuïc dance to the rhythm of jazz.
October: Friday from 9:30 PM.
November: Friday from 8:30 PM.
100 Master Classes
The Master Classes, hold at the Liceu Conservatory for many years, under the patronage of the Ferrer Salat Music Foundation, exceeds the 100th class.
This year, attendants will be taught by specialists like Richard Bona and Alfredo Domínguez, Dave Douglas and Uri Cane, Joe Lovano, Christian Scott, Martirio and Chano Domínguez and José Mercé who will share their precious skills.
Tickets cost 10€ but some discounts are available as follow:
- LICEU CONSERVATORI MUSIC STUDENTS: free
Direct access with the Conservatori Card.
- ARTIST CONCERT ENTRANCE PURCHASER: 100% discount
1.- Buy the ticket for the artist’s concert. A promotional code will appear on the image of the printed ticket.
2.- Start the process of buying the ticket for the masterclass.
3.- Select the discount ‘Attendees to the concert’ and enter the promotional code that appears at the concert entrance.
- MUSIC STUDENTS: 50% discount
Acquire the ticket for the masterclass in the Buy tickets link, selecting the discount ´Students of music´.
21/10 – 04.30 PM Peter Bernstein
23/10 – 04.00 PM Richard Bona and Alfredo Rodríguez
24/10 – 04.30 PM Rafael Riqueni
29/10 – 04.30 PM Dave Douglas and Uri Caine
31/10 – 12.00 PM The Migas
05/11 – 04.30 PM Mark Guiliana
07/11 – 04.30 PM Makaya McCraven
11/11 – 04.00 PM Yonathan Avishai
12/11 – 04.30 PM Joe Lovano
18/11 – 04.30 PM Christian Scott
27/11 – 05.00 PM Martirio and Chano Domínguez
28/11 – 05.00 PM José Mercé
Where to go
Where to stay
Like the venues for the festivals, our luxury holidays apartments in Barcelona are located in various parts of the city. Not only would you be able to stay near where the action takes place, but also you’ll lodge in premium accommodation. We invite you to visit our website here and select the adequate vacation home for your stay.