The Barcelona International Jazz Festival is a world reference in the genre, thanks to its tireless work to offer a balanced program with first names and new proposals. Free concerts, master classes by leading figures, conferences, exhibitions, meetings with artists ... and many parallel activities complete the program.
The festival will take place in various venues in the city: Apolo, Conservatori del Liceu, L'Auditori, Palau de la Música Catalana and Teatre-Auditori Sant Cugat.
The 2022 edition of the Barcelona Jazz Festival
The new edition of the Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival opens on October 11 with the singer Madeleine Peyroux. Among the list of novelties at the 54th Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival, two great comebacks stand out: Joshua Redman Quartet, who recorded a capital album in 1994, MoodSwing, and who will now go on a world tour; and the pianist Michel Camilo and the guitarist Tomatito, who will bring us their new project, Aranjuez, based on the famous guitar concerto by Joaquín Rodrigo.
In the vocal section, the voices of the aforementioned Peyroux stand out; Diana Reeves; Melody Gardot; Cécile McLorin Salvant with her new album, Ghost Song; the debut of the very young Samara Joy, considered the voice of the future of jazz; and Bill Frisell and his Harmony quartet, with the voice of Petra Haden (Charlie Haden's daughter) as soloist.
The drummer, vibraphonist, pianist and percussionist Jordi Rossy will be the protagonist along with his trio of the Retrat d'Artista with four premiere concerts at the Conservatori del Liceu. As a sideman, he will join guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel in his vibrant jazz reinterpretation of Chopin's music.
Brazilian music will also have high-quality representation: Toquinho, Hermeto Pascoal and Yamandu Costa, and in the last month of the year, the festival bets on music with roots at the Teatre-Auditori Sant Cugat. First with Eliades Ochoa (Buena Vista Social Club), who will present her latest album, Let's dance a son; and then with the Soweto Gospel Choir, who will offer their new program, Freedom, a collection of songs that celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela and the fight for democracy in his country.
The flamenco series De Cajón! which, in addition to the aforementioned Tomatito, will offer us the opportunity to listen to artists such as Rafael Riqueni, Rosario La Tremendita and Estrella Morente.
Lastly, we also mention that once again this year, the Conservatori del Liceu offers a unique cycle in the world of master classes and concerts, with musicians who are great names in jazz such as Larry Grenadier, Billy Hart and Marc Ribot, but also with new guests. In the scene.