The Festival Grec this summer offers jazz lovers concerts from some huge names in the world of jazz – none other than Keith Jarret (23rd of July) and Wynton Marsalis (14th of July).
Keith Jarret came to fame in the world of jazz, jazz fusion and classical improvisations on the piano in the early 1970s. Wynton Marsalis entered the jazz scene in the early 80s, with his accoustic trumpet sound Marsalis broke away from the fusion sound of the 1970s.
The Teatre Grec, or Greek Theatre, on Montjuïc is a wonderful venue to hear either of these jazz greats play. This theatre was built in a disused quarry on Montjuic for the 1929 Universal Exhibition and is an open-air replication of a classical Greek theatre.
For more information see http://grec.bcn.cat/en/programa/Musica
If you are visiting Barcelona and enjoy jazz you may also wish to visit some of the cities numerous excellent jazz clubs such as Jazzman at Carrer Roger de Flor, 238 (www.jazzmanbcn.com) or Bel-Luna at Rambla Catalunya, 5 (www.bel-luna.com)