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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.

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47th International Jazz Festival Barcelona


Now in its 47th year, the Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival Barcelona will take place in Barcelona from September 26th to the 22nd of December.

One of the biggest and most important jazz festivals in Spain, the International Jazz Festival Barcelona will feature more than 60 events over the four months, comprising concerts, master classes, workshops and small musical performances.
This year´s festival began with a performance from Canadian jazz singer and five-time Grammy award winner Dianna Krall who performed songs from her new album Wallflower on September 26th.
Other musicians in this year´s line-up include jazz and electronic duo Roberto Fonseca and Fatoumata Diawara, folk singer Iron & Wine, and clarinetist Paquito D’Rivera. Highlights of the event include pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba on November 23rd and Latin jazz artist Chucho Valdés on November 20th, 21st and 22nd.

Families can join in the festivities too with the free Jazz & Food Festival on October 3rd in the Parc del Centre de Poblenou and the family jazz days at the Gran Hotel Havana Barcelona on November 8th, 22nd and 29th.
Designed to suit every type of budget, the festival will also feature everything from free concerts in local parks to ticketed performances in some of the city´s best music venues such as the Palau de la Música and the Jamboree Jazz Club.

For the full programme of events or to book tickets please visit the festival website.

Planning on attending the Jazz Festival? DestinationBCN offer luxury boutique Barcelona apartments, close to many of the festival venues.

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