Top Jazz Clubs in Barcelona
The Barcelona Jazz scene is one of the best in Spain thanks to the international festivals that take place in the city and the good jazz live concerts and jam session that lots of bars offer to jazz lovers. Betting on Jazz music has grown up the lasts years, as well as the bars that offer it.
There’s always one place playing jazz… you only need to know where! If you are a jazz lover and want to enjoy a live concert during your stay to make your holiday even better… keep reading my post!
These are our favorite jazz bars in Barcelona:
Jamboree. Open for over 50 years, Jamboree has contributed to bring Jazz to all Barcelona citizens. This venue is not only offering international jazz musicians from all over the world but it’s open to the new generation of Catalan and Spanish jazz musicians that here find an opportunity to play where big jazz stars have played: Bill Coleman, Chet Baker, Lou Bennet…
Harlem Jazz Club. The other referent bar for live music in Barcelona is also situated in Gothic quarter. While jazz is their main thing, they also program klemzer, funk and flamenco… and it’s open every day.
JazzSí. A little venue run by Taller de Músiccs in the El Raval quarter, a modern music school pioneering in teaching jazz and flamenco in Catalunya. JazzSí gives a chance to young musicians to make themselves known and to perform on stage. On Monday live jazz concert, on Tuesday and Sunday rock, blues or pop. On Wednesday Jam Jazz Session of the Taller de Músics students. On Thursday Latin music. And on Friday and Saturday Flamenco show.
Cafe Vienès. The street level of Casa Fuster Hotel homes the Café Vienès, a classy café and drink bar that offers every Thursday at 9PM an elegant program of Classic Jazz and Swing sessions that have become a reference for local jazz lovers. You can enjoy a tasting menu while listening the music or just enjoy a drink. It’s not only a place where great artists have played (Woddy Allen, Yoshida Brothers and Eddy Davis amongst other…), but it was also one of the locations where Woody Allen’s Oscar-winning film Vicky, Cristina Barcelona was filmed.
JazzMan. A little jazz club located in the Eixample district since 1979. As they say: a small club but big on soul jazz! It has become a meeting point for jazz lovers, veteran artists and new talents of jazz. It has two rooms and a great variety of liquors and drinks.
AND BONUS! The most fun jazz party in Barcelona:
Swing at the Sala Apolo. Once a month (either the third or fourth Sunday of the month – you’ll have to check their website to find out), this gorgeous vintage room holds a swing and jazz concert for dancers. The local lindy hop and swing dancers gather here to dance to the music of the Barcelona Jazz Orchestra. There are box seats available to just enjoy the music if you are not planning to dance.
By the way, if you are in Barcelona in November, you need to check out the program of the Barcelona Jazz Festival.
So what about you? Head to the comments below and tells us: do you know any other great jazz bars in Barcelona?