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Liceu Jazz comes back! The academic course begins full of strength and rhythm at the Liceu Conservatory with the visit of the great international names of Jazz! Once again, the Conservatory becomes one of the main stages of the 49th Voll-Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival, hosting 17 of its concerts and providing its pedagogical dimension through series of masterclasses which are the most noted of its kind in our country and will allow you to meet the great masters of the genre and to learn from their advice.

From October to December Jazz will be the main protagonist at the Liceu Conservatory!

As part of the collaboration developed in the last six years between the Liceu Conservatory and the Voll-Damm International Jazz Festival, and under the patronage of the Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation, this institution becomes once again the nerve center of the international Jazz scene through hosting part of the 49th edition of the aforementioned festival: concerts, masterclasses and jam sessions that will let you live Jazz music intensely with its best artists. It is much more than the 17 concerts that will take place at the Conservatory Concert Hall (which is already consolidated as one of the main Festival's venues). You will be able to learn firsthand from these internationally renowned performers thanks to the 15 masterclasses series.

The ‘Carta Blanca’ series within Liceu Jazz also returns because of one of the main center’s aims: to integrate music students into the professional activity and to give visibility to prestigious musicians who are professors of the Conservatory. Thus, you will be able to enjoy the David Mengual Slow Quartet and the already classic participation of the Liceu Big Band, the biggest Jazz ensemble of the Conservatory conducted by Sergi Vergés which accumulates a successful and extensive trajectory of collaborations with the Festival, performing side by side the great names of the international scene.


Finally, we will have the Jam Sessions at the Conservatory Café, with combos of students leaded by professors of the center, all active musicians who will enliven the most convivial evenings of the Festival every Thursday, a place where you can share what you most like in a unique atmosphere.




Logan Richardson, Tomatito, Niño Josele, Ambrose Akinmusire, Miguel Zenón, Marco Mezquida or the return of Fred Hersch and The Bad Plus, among others... Learn close to the best! Internationally renowned artists who will participate in the Festival will be also protagonists of several masterclasses.

The Liceu Conservatory will host this unique place of meeting where you will have the opportunity to share a good time with your favorite artist in a direct and close way.

  • Aaron-Goldberg Koobin
  • Ambrose-Akinmusire Koobin
  • Antonio-Lizana Koobin
  • Carles-Benavent Koobin
  • Cyrille-Aimee Koobin
  • Fred-Hersch-Trio Koobin
  • Jim-Black-Human-Feeel Koobin
  • Logan-Richardson Koobin
  • MAP Koobin-02
  • Miguel-Zenon Koobin
  • Nino-Josele Koobin
  • Rebecca-Martin Koobin
  • Shai-Maestro Koobin
  • The-Bad-Plus Koobin
  • Tomatito Koobin




The great names of world Jazz reunite again in Barcelona, and you will have the chance to see many of them at the Liceu Conservatory in several of the unmissable dates of the 49th Barcelona International Jazz Festival. If you have spent the afternoon learning from their advice at their masterclass, at night you can see them in concert, giving proof why they are the key names of the current scene.






In the Festival program, you will find this series of 3 concerts that take young students of the Liceu Conservatory to the stage, offering them a fully professional practical experience that has also a great artistic interest for the audience.
In addition to the usual collaboration of the Liceu Big Band with the Festival, you will also hear in concert Conservatory teachers such as David Mengual or Rui Massena accompanied by a string quintet, ground-breaking proposals that show us the great talent of our young musicians as well as a glimpse in the current Catalan Jazz scene.



The best music at the Conservatory Café!

The Conservatory Café hosts all season long a regular program of Jam sessions and modern music performances that have established themselves as a reference point of Jazz in Barcelona. Every Thursday evening, at the Liceu Jam sessions you can enjoy the festival in a convivial atmosphere with our teachers, all of which are active musicians, and students of the Conservatory.

We will announce very soon the names of the musicians who participate in the Jam Sessions series!




Apart from the various "Itineraries" offered by the Jazz Festival for their concerts, there are the following discounts:

  • Masterclasses:

Students of the Liceu Conservatory have free access to the Masterclasses. Also, those who bought a ticket for the concert of the same artist giving the Masterclass have also free access. Accredited music students have a 50% discount (information about the procedure at the ticket reservation website).

  • Conciertos:

Students of the Liceu Conservatory have a 50% discount on concerts performed at the Conservatory Auditorium and 25% discount on the rest of the Jazz Festival (with the exception of Kamasi Washington, Diana Krall, Monvínic, Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, The Waterboys, China Moses and The Excitements). They also have the possibility of paying only 50€ for 5 concerts chosen among those held at the Conservatory.

  • Venta de entradas:

Tickets for the masterclasses can be purchased at the Liceu Conservatory website and tickets to concerts at The Project's website or at the Sala BARTS box office.





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