Barcelona was the set for one of the last film of the newyorker director Woody Allen. But there are many others aspects that combine BCN to NY. Multiculturalism, vanguard, sea and, above all, love for jazz.
Barcelona has a long tradition of places dedicated to jazz music. The Barcelona Jazz Festival, scheduled between October and December, is now in its 44th edition and every year hosts the world’s best performers from around the world. The Palau de la Música, Luz de Gas, and the Auditorium are some of the many stages for this international review.
But the small places of the ciy make really great the jazz circuit of Barcelona.
Jazzsí is a small cozy place at a stone’s throw from mercat Sant Antoni at calle Requesens 2, where different days different types of live music are preformed. So if you are in the city and looking for a great evening in Barcelona with Jazz or flamenco this it’s a must to go. You have to be early, at 20:30 it opens and then be patient because the music starts at 22:00 and the place will be packed, you won’t regret it.
Jazz bar Jamboree is an historic place, since the late ’50. It’s a small and cozy place where you have to be in time to be able to get in. Next to las Ramblas and our city center apartments, there is Plaça Reial. If you have your back to Plaça Cataluña and you’re walking down las Ramblas it is on your left hand side and you will find it at number 17 of Plaça Reial.
Harlem Jazz club is a well known Barcelona Jazz bar in the Barri Gotic, located in the street Comtessa de Sobradiel number 8. Here ther’s not only jazz but flamenco or blues or salsa evenings to, entrance differs between 3-8 euro and the evenings start at 22:30.
Bel-luna has Jazz live concerts all evenings of the year and opens at 21:00 till 02:00. It’s a specialized Jazz club of Barcelona that offers all kinds of Jazz like jumpin jive, it has a restaurant and cocktail bar to, entrance fee is 12 euro. It is located at Rambla Cataluña 5 next to Plaça Cataluña.
Robadors 23, located in one of the most colorful street of the Raval (Carrer Robadors), offers concerts every night, for free, with experimental jazz, flamenco and more.
This is only a fraction of the many places offering jazz in Barcelona. You can find a guide to programming on urbanjazz.com. An holiday spent in one of our beautiful rent apartments in Barcelona will be even more memorable with a little of good live music.