L’Auditori maintains its commitment to jazz and music improvisation for another season through the Jazz Sessions, a programme that brings together the most diverse styles and genres and that starts tonight, in Hall 2 Oriol Martorell, with a performance by Chicuelo and Marco Mezquida.
Through the Jazz Sessions, we continue to encourage contemporary works with Revisiting, a series of commissions to local musicians whom we invite to create jazz covers of the greatest works of classical and popular music. This year, Revisiting will be led by pianist Xavi Torres, who will provide a new interpretation of some of Beethoven’s sonatas as part of L’Auditori’s Beethoven250 Festival, as well as guitarist David Soler, who will be repeating his take on the great Pink Floyd classic The Dark Side of the Moon following the success of last season’s performance.
Thanks to L’Auditori’s connections with new talent, you will have the chance to discover the jazz projects of the Catalonia College of Music (ESMUC), the Taller de Músics music school, the Conservatory of the Liceu and the Young Musicians of Catalonia as part of the Emergents Festival. With the arrival of the good weather, L’Auditori will once again fill its outdoor music area with the Vermut Jazz free programme, which will consist of seven events with the best local jazz: the Latin flavour of the Ortiz & Santana & Barenghi Trio, the Impact ensemble’s tribute to the music of Charles Tolliver, the ESMUC Big Band led by Lluís Vidal, the Jaume Vilaseca Trio’s covers of the music of Genesis, the first performance of the very young St George Quartet, the introduction of the Roger Mas Trio’s latest album, and a journey through film classics led by trumpeter David Pastor’s quartet.
Flamenco will also feature in the music at the Jazz Sessions, with the introduction of Chicuelo and Marco Mezquida’s long-awaited second album No hay dos sin tres and the end of Las Migas’ world tour. In addition, there will be a concert by Flamenco singer Miguel Poveda to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Taller de Músics music school, Mayte Martín’s show Memento and a unique event with the visionary singing of the young performer María José Llergo. Later on, and once the programme for the Ciutat Flamenco festival has been released, we will be able to add new names to our season thanks to L’Auditori’s involvement with the said festival.
Ludovico Einaudi’s arrival in Barcelona will bring together the programmes of L’Auditori and the Barcelona Jazz Festival. You will also have the chance to enjoy the voice of outstanding international performer and two-time Grammy winner Cécile McLorin. Once again this season, jazz will go hand in hand with the Sampler Series, which will be devoted to new music and will feature in particular a performance by Majorcan pianist Agustí Fernández, a world leader in free improvisation, who will introduce the two ensembles led by him: Liquid Trio, with Catalan musicians Ramon Prats and Albert Cirera; and Louisiana Variations, with experienced performers Torben Snekkestad and Barry Guy.
To view the Jazz Sessions programme in full, click here.
Aleix Palau | 25 October 2019
Chicuelo and Marco Mezquida open the L’Auditori Jazz Sessions with their album No hay dos sin tres in a sold-out event
Ludovico Einauri, Mayte Martín, Miguel Poveda, Cécile McLorin and María José Llergo will be some of this season’s headliners. Xavi Torres will revisit Beethoven’s sonatas as part of the Beethoven250 Festival.