The Barcelona International Jazz Festival is currently under way and in full swing, this edition takes place from the 19th of October to the 1st of December. This is a landmark Jazz event, in a city known for its love of Jazz music. Barcelona has some wonderful live music venues and the Jazz Festival makes use of some of the best: the Auditori, the magnificent art nouveau extravaganza that is the Palau de la Música, and two of the city’s best club venues, Jamboree and Luz de Gas.
This year is the 45th edition of Barcelona International Jazz Festival, so a 50th Golden Jubilee is now only just around the corner. Known for broad line up embracing everything from bebop to gospel, this year the line up includes luminaries such as Chucho valdes, Diana Reeves, Tindersticks, Bugge Wesseltoft Ok World Ensemble, Avishai Cohen and Jamie Cullum. The appearance of Chuco Valdes is made all the more poignant given that his father, Jazz legend Bebo Valdes, passed away this year at age 94.
The Barcelona International Jazz Festival has something for everyone of all ages, if you in town be sure to have a listen.