Jazzy summer nights at La Pedrera
Now in its 15th edition, the Jazz Summer Nights at “la Pedrera” (also known as “Casa Mila”) are considered a -must see- classic in Barcelona. The magical shapes and turns of Gaudi’s chimneys against the backdrop of the amazing skyline of Catalunya’s capital will get you right in the mood for some fizz and jazz.
Nits d’Estiu – Barcelona’s Summer Nights
Contrary to earlier editions this year’s Nits d’Estiu (Summer Nights) will be on Friday and Saturday and no longer three nights in a row. Always betting on local performers and emerging jazzy talents, the 2015 edition has an international tone too with several artists of international stature. Besides classic jazz, musicians will also dig into afro/latin funk, groove, flamenco and even electronic music on their sessions. The ones to watch out for are and the unpredictable Llibert Fortuny and Gary Willis on 3 and 4 July and The Threejay & David Pastor 21 and 22 August. You probably missed Myriam Swanson, who kicked off Nits d’Estiu on Juny, 19. Myriam Swanson is one of those emerging local talents. Born in Barcelona in 1978, she began her career as a teenager in Barcelona’s underground scene, an eclectic musical environment that made her fall in love with vintage rhythm n ‘blues and rock n’ roll. Myriam is a singer, songwriter and performer who is influenced by legends such as Etta James, Bessie Smith, Dinah Washington and Ella Fitzgerald.
Summer nights include a free visit to the Espai Gaudí, a visual tour of the work of this creative legend, who left such a mark on Barcelona’s architecture. Visits are followed by a concert with a glass of cava on the roof of Gaudi’s evocative building. The concerts will take place from mid June to mid September. Click here to buy tickets… A fixed tapas menu (16 euro per person) is available at Café de la Pedrera for the ones who prefer a bite to eat. What’s not to love about this emblematic setting for a live soundtrack on a warm, lazy Barcelona summer night?
Benjamin Herman Trio 26 and 27 June, 8.30pm
Llibert Fortuny & Gary Willis 3 and 4 July, 8.30pm
Alexis Cuadrado Quartet & Perico Sambeat 10 and 11 July, 8.30pm
Carme Canela & Joan Monné Trio 17 and 18 July, 8.30pm
Giulia Valle Trio 24 and 25 July, 8.30pm
Ofri Nehemya Quartet & Fèlix Rossy 31 July and 1 August, 8.30pm
Àrid Feat. Kathryn Christie 7 and 8 August, 8.30pm
Garcia / Richardson / Warburton Three 14 and 15 August, 8.30pm
The Threejay & David Pastor 21 and 22 August, 8.30pm
Guillem Arnedo Band & Celeste Alías 28 and 29 August, 8.30pm
JP. Derouard & Ignasi Terraza & Juli Amy Recordant a Louis 4 and 5 September, 8.30pm
Susan Sheiman Open Gate 11 and 12 September, 8.30pm