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Voll-Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival Set for October 16-December 1

Dozens of international artists are scheduled to perform

The 43rd Voll-Damm Barcelona International Jazz Festival will begin October 16 and run through December 1. The festival will feature performances by Maria Schneider Orchestra, Vijay Iyer Trio, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Eliane Elias Brazilian Quartet, Randy Weston and his African Rhythms Trio, Michel Camilo with Giovanni Hidalgo and Charles Flores, Madeleine Peyroux, Buena Vista Social Club with Omara Portuondo, Pat Metheny with Larry Grenadier and Bill Stewart, Dave Holland with flamenco guitar legend Pepe Habichuela, Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau, Michael Janisch-Aruan Ortiz Quintet with Greg Osby and Raynald Colom, and Ken Vandermark’s Made to Break.

This 40-day event will include than 60 concerts overall. Also performing will be Luísa Sobral from Portugal, Marcin Wasilewski from Poland, the Pepper Pots from Catalonia and 16-year-old Andrea Motis from Barcelona, as well as Paolo Conte, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Jaques Morelenbaum, Tigran Hamasyan Trio and a concert with the Sant Andreu Jazz Band, a big band comprised of members who range in age from 7 to 19, with special guests Jesse Davis, Terrell Stafford and Wycliffe Gordon, among many others.

The festival will also present Italian jazz performers in a week-long celebration from November 7-14. Featured are Danilo Rea with Flavio Boltro, Gabriele Mirabassi Trio, Giovanni Guidi and Gianluca Petrella, Enrico Rava Tribe, Omar Sosa with Paolo Fresu, and Stefano Bollani.

For a complete schedule of events, please visit Barcelona Jazz Festival.

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