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The Barcelona International Jazz Festival to celebrate its 50th edition

The Grec Festival will be paying its own special tribute with a cycle of five extraordinary concerts.

One of the leading jazz festivals in Europe, the Barcelona International Jazz Festival is about to celebrate its fiftieth anniversary and one of the most important tributes that will be made to it will come from the Grec, the summer festival of Barcelona, ​​which has decided to put on a special program of five extraordinary concerts featuring some leading names in contemporary jazz.

These concerts will take place at two different venues. First, at Sala Barts we will be able to see Grammy-winning, Brooklyn based, jazz fusion band Snarky Puppy on 6 July. The next day, on 7 July, at the Teatre Grec, we will have on stage the virtuoso guitarist Pat Metheny with his quartet, a must-see for lovers of the genre. On 19 July, the cycle will return to Sala Barts with an appearance by the ever-seductive Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, led by Cory himself on the keyboards. They will be followed by R & R = NOW on 24 July, a group that’s carving out a place for itself as one of the classics in contemporary jazz. Finally, the cycle will close with the talented Cécile McLorin Salvant, a singer who has picked up one of the most important jazz awards in the world, as well as a couple of Grammies, becoming one of the indisputable contemporary icons of vocal jazz. The concert will be on 25 July at Sala Barts.

The concerts at Sala Barts cost between €25 and €38, and tickets to see Pat Metheny at Teatre Grec cost from €35 to €58. Tickets are available from the following link.

Publication date: Tuesday, 03 July 2018
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