HEADLINERS TO INCLUDE WAYNE SHORTER QUARTET, CHICK COREA & GARY BURTON, BRAD MEHLDAU, MARCUS MILLER, BÉLA FLECK, AND KIND OF BLUE @ 50 – JIMMY COBB’S SO WHAT BAND
Festival to conclude with Chano Domínguez in NYC At Jazz Standard, December 3-6
Barcelona Jazz Festival - Photo Credit: Ricard Cugat
The 41st Voll-Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival, featuring over 60 concerts at 13 venues, set for October 18-December 6, is pleased to announce its 2009 lineup including headline performances by Wayne Shorter Quartet, Chick Corea & Gary Burton, Joe Lovano Nonet, Béla Fleck & The Flecktones, Brad Mehldau Trio, Bill Evans Soulgrass Band, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Allen Toussaint, and Cassandra Wilson.
“Barcelona is definitely one of the places around the world where jazz lives today” opined Joan Anton Cararach, artistic director of the Voll-Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival, during a recent interview session with Larry Blumenfeld for Jazziz. With over 60 concerts and lectures scheduled over a month-and-a-half, including newly commissioned works and a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, it is easily discerned that Cararach speaks the truth – jazz lives in Barcelona and is reaching new and existing audiences alike. Continue reading →