NEWS: Programme announced for Mas i Mas Festival in Barcelona – incorporating the GMF Summer School

Sebastian reports:

The 16th Mas I Mas Festival in Barcelona will run from 31 July to 31 August. The Festival takes in five venues: The Teatro Coliseum, Barcelona’s main jazz club the Jamboree, the Tablao, Tarantos and the Moog Club, and will host nearly 70 shows, presenting an eclectic mix: jazz, blues, soul, swing, R&B and electronic music. Brewer San Miguel is lead sponsor.

The Teatro Coliseum
Photo credit: Canaan / Creative Commons


The 1700-seater Teatro Coliseum, at the intersection of Corts Catalanes and La Rambla, will present five concerts including the festival’s opening and closing concerts

31 July Opening concert with New York band Lucky Chops
5 August Incognito
11 August Electro Deluxe
23 August Andrea Motis‘ new show “Swing Tribute”
25 August Juan Perro Sextet with “El viaje”
31 August: closing concert with the Clarence Bekker Band

Francesco Petreni directing the GMF Samba Group
Photo credit: Melody McLaren


Global Music Foundation, which has previously held its summer courses in Certaldo Alto in Italy, in Krk in Croatia, Saarwellingen in Germany, and in London, will be holding its 2018 course at the Taller de Músics and the CNAB (Club Natació Atlètic Barceloneta).

There will be five concerts at the Jamboree Club featuring members of the course faculty such as Eddie Henderson and two-time Grammy nominee Rene Marie:

Concerts at Jamboree Jazz Club Barcelona
1 August Global Music Foundation All Stars in Concert
2 August Eddie Henderson featuring Bruce Barth
3 August 2018 Blue Note Memorial featuring Perico Sambeat
4 August Bruce Barth ‘New York Stories’
5 August Rene Marie
6 August Jamboree of Ensembles and Gala Jam Session

From 2-6 August, nightly from 6.30 pm student and faculty vocalists will perform on an outdoor stage in the historic Placa Reial in the Barri Gòtic.

The GMF course will have a closing concert by the beach at the Club Natació Atlètic Barceloneta (CNAB)

– Songs in Circle will present a choir directed by Guillermo Rozenthuler and Nel Begley
– The GMF Samba Group led by Francesco Petreni


Also at Jamboree on 7 August is the Joan Chamorro Young Band of San Andreu
And vocalist Sara Pi will be appearing on the closing night of the festival at Jamboree

LINKS: Mas i Mas Festival websiteApplication for places on the GMF Course

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