Liceu Big Band will offer a concert on October 27 at the Higher Center of the Fundació Conservatori Liceu, within the Liceu Jazz – Masterclasses & Concerts concert series, which from October to December 2022 will schedule 19 master classes and 26 concerts by renowned jazz artists, turning the city of Barcelona into the nerve center of international jazz. These activities will take place in the Auditori Conservatori Liceu, a space located in the heart of the Raval district, fully consolidated and recognized as one of the best of its kind in our country.
The Liceu Big Band is one of the few stable ensembles of its kind in our country that offers a completely professional experience. It has established itself as one of the essential ensembles on the city’s jazz scene, and is directed by one of the most expert Big Band arrangers in the country, Sergi Vergés.
The Liceu Big Band has a wide artistic career that provides the students of the Bachelor in Jazz and Modern Music at the Conservatori Liceu with a unique experience of being able to play in a group of these characteristics. His repertoire usually fluctuates with the compositions and arrangements of great Big Band figures such as Thad Jones, Bob Mintzer, Vince Mendoza, Bob Brookmeyer, Ed Neumeister, Gordon Goodwin or Maria Schneider.
This year the Liceu Conservatory’s Carta Blanca will present four great ensembles: the Liceu Gran Ensemble, the Liceu Big Band, the Liceu BLAM Collective and the Liceu Jazz Grup. These ensembles are made up of students and directed by the teachers of the Department of Jazz and Modern Music. The Conservatori Liceu curriculum, with the practice in these projects, promotes training both in the classroom and on stage, with the aim of facilitating student access to professional experiences. Developing education in the classrooms and culture in the stages has been part of the Liceu’s DNA since its origins.
The Liceu Jazz – Masterclasses & Concerts concert series is part of the close collaboration that the Fundació Conservatori Liceu has maintained for 11 years with the Voll-Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival, with the patronage of the Ferrer-Salat Music Foundation.
Feel free to take part in this event which is part of a unique proposal in the country that wants to bring the best jazz to students and music lovers!