San Miguel Mas i Mas Festival


The San Miguel Mas i Mas Festival began its journey in 2003 as a jazz festival in Barcelona. Since then it has been expanding its offer and has opened to all musical styles. In its history the festival has had its main concert rooms (Jamboree, Tarantos and Moog) to offer great concerts of jazz, blues, soul & funk, and flamenco shows and electronic music sessions. In addition to its main halls, year after year it has included new emblematic spaces of Barcelona organizing concerts in Gran Teatro del Liceu, Victoria Theater, La Pedrera, the Auditorium, the Plaza Reial, the Palau de la Música, the Grec Theater or, as in this edition, the Teatre Coliseum.

The 2019 edition of the San Miguel Mas i Mas Festival

The 17th edition of the festival begins with "I'm Soul Woman", a show dedicated to the great female voices in the history of African-American music, which offers a chronological journey from the 1930s to the decade from the 80's. In "I'm Soul Woman" we will meet again with legendary songs that contributed to change the world from the stages, songs by Billie Holiday, Etta James, The Supremes, Chaka Khan, Nina Simone, Barbara Lynn, Tina Turner or the soul queen Aretha Franklin. Behind this show are Curtcircuit, Nación Funk and Blackcelona, ​​which unite the best female voices of Catalonia: Koko-Jean Davis (The Excitements), Myriam Swanson (Flamingo Tours, Magnolia), Desirée Diouf (Sugar Drops) and Tonia Richardson ( The Secret Investment), among others.

Among the most prominent jazz, blues and related artists of this edition are Charles McPherson Quartet, Carla Cook, Jean Toussaint, Bruce Barth, Pete Churchill, Sia Tolno and Perico Sambeat. In the Flamenco section, fans will enjoy Miguel de la Tolea, Simón Román, Eugenio Santiago, and El Yiyo among others.