There isn’t any doubt that Barcelona is one in every of Europe’s greatest cosmopolitan cities by way of offering an infinite plethora of night leisure, and town’s dwell music scene is one thing it may most undoubtedly boast about. Specifically, Jazz music.
Jazz music in Spain dates again to the 1920s when the nation first turned aware of Bebop, Dixieland, and New Orleans Jazz types, as launched by American guests. Fusions between Jazz music and music used for Flamenco quickly flourished, and rapidly took the nation by storm. This improvement nevertheless, got here to an abrupt halt when the Spanish Civil Warfare started in 1936, and it was not till the return of democracy in 1975 that the Jazz scene in Spain actually started to make up for misplaced time. Quickly nevertheless, it as soon as once more turned one of the vital liked and celebrated music genres within the nation.
Barcelona performed a vital half in preserving Jazz music alive by the troublesome years of Civil Warfare and the Franco dictatorship, surviving by the hands of a small group of devoted Jazz followers. Due to this fact, to honour people who labored so exhausting to keep up this nation’s Jazz legacy, we’ve chosen a few of our favorite locations to look at Jazz music dwell in Barcelona.
Harlem Jazz Membership
Harlem Jazz Membership is among the metropolis’s most legendary Jazz venues, and has held properly over 1000 live shows over these previous years. It’s hidden within the coronary heart of Barcelona’s outdated city, inside the winding streets of the Gothic Quarter. The membership hosts Jazz, Funk, and Soul evenings almost each night time of the week, and for those who go earlier within the night, you possibly can get pleasure from dwell gigs. After the dwell music, the membership welcomes native DJs who play music assured to get the group on their ft.
Harlem Jazz Membership opens Tuesday to Saturday from 20:00- 04:30, and may be discovered on eight, Carrer de la Comtessa de Sobradiel. The closest metro cease is Jaume I (L4).
Positioned only a 5 minute stroll from the sensational Sagrada Família, JazzMan is a membership that has lengthy been favoured by the Jazz aficionados of the Eixample neighbourhood. Many additionally like to go to Gaudí’s masterpiece after visiting the membership to marvel in its magnificence with out the inflow of vacationers (or the brightness of the solar.) The membership welcomes dwell music from classic Jazz veterans, in addition to new younger Jazz expertise, a satisfying collaboration which finally culminates right into a recent new means of listening to dwell Jazz music. JazzMan is famend for its spectacular collection of tipples and late night time closing hours, in addition to its outstanding jazz tones.
It closes at 02:30 on weekdays, and 03:00 on weekends. The membership may be discovered on 238, Carrer de Roger de Flor and the closest metro stops are Sagrada Família (L2) and Verdaguer (L4/L5).
Massive Bang Bar
Massive Bang Bar has lengthy been part of Barcelona’s essential scene, and nonetheless has some components of its unique partitions! The bar may be discovered inside the labyrinthine streets of town’s Raval neighbourhood, and dates all the best way again to the times when Raval was simply an space of small craft retailers and orchards! Since then, a lot has modified, however Massive Bang Bar nonetheless stays a neighborhood favorite. The bar attracts guests from all around the globe, and such combination of variety and tradition impresses the tavern homeowners even now!
There are dwell Jazz performances each Wednesday to Sunday from 21:00, and the bar is situated at 7, Carrer Botella. The closest metro stops are Sant Antoni (L2), Liceu (L3), and Poble Sec (L3).
JazzSi is a Jazz membership with a distinction, internet hosting dwell dance performances in addition to music gigs. Every single day of the week at JazzSi there’s a completely different ‘Jam Session’ or theme, which means that guests can get pleasure from all genres of music, whichever day they like! Under are a few of the membership’s essential Jam Classes:
Tuesday: Blues and Rock
Thursday: Cuban sounds
Sunday: Blues and Rock
JazzSi may be discovered on 2, Carrer de Requesens, and the closest metro is Sant Antoni (L2).
Café Vienés Jazz Membership
Each thursday night, Café Vienés within the 5 star Casa Fuster lodge, modifications into an unique Jazz membership. From 21:00-23:00, the café hosts a lovely dwell jazz live performance boasting a powerful array of alumni like Woody Allen, the Yoshida Brothers, Eddy Davis, Conal Fowkes, Doc Scalon Trio, and the New Orleans Rag Trio. Resort Casa Fuster was additionally chosen by Allen as one of many phases for capturing his Oscar-winning movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Café Vienés gives guests the possibility to dine whereas they deal with their different senses to the encircling Jazz, providing a variety of scrumptious menus good for each funds. A regular ticket prices simply €19 and contains one glass of Moët & Chandon, whereas for €24 you may also get pleasure from a duo of aperitivos. At €65 you’re handled to a full tapas tasting menu, and for €100 per individual you possibly can bask in a whole dinner on the Café. And because the lodge makes use of solely the freshest market merchandise, the dishes fluctuate each week!
Casa Fuster lodge may be discovered at 132 Passeig de Grácia, and the closest metro is Diagonal (L3/L5).
Sandra Roig is Advertising Director at AB House Barcelona. AB House Barcelona is an condo rental company providing over one thousand brief and long run flats throughout Barcelona.
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