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Jazz on the roof terrace of the Museum of the History of Catalonia

Concerts every Wednesday until 8 August featuring bands like Shakin 'All, Cotton Roots and Barcelona Swing Serenaders & Ricard Gili.

Summer is here, and once again the Museum of the History of Catalonia is opening the doors of its roof terrace to live music. This year the cycle has been dubbed 100% Jazz, a century of history and features six concerts that aim to take you on a trip to the roots of jazz.

First up is a concert by Lluís Coloma on 4 July. Next, on Wednesday 11th it will be time for the Barcelona Swing Serenaders & Ricard Gili. This quartet is one of the best classical jazz groups in Catalonia, while trumpet player Mr Gili is the founder and director of La Locomotora Negra. A week later, The Velvet Candles, a Barcelona-based formation that specialises in doo wop, will offer an a cappella concert. On 25 July, the Old Cats Swing Band, a classical jazz band, will take their rhythms to the museum in Port Vell. The penultimate concert in the cycle will feature the acoustic blues of Cotton Roots, a group that looks back to the early forms of rural blues, known as Delta or Piedmont Blues. Shakin 'All will end the cycle on 8 August, with a night dedicated to danceable swing.

For the concert organizers, jazz "became a symbol of freedom and integration at the end of World War I". Neatly enough, the temporary exhibition that is currently on display at the museum is called Flames on the Border. Catalonia and the Great War and you can visit it on a guided tour before each concert.

Additional information is available from the following link.

Publication date: Tuesday, 10 July 2018
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