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Six up-and-coming artists in Barcelona Jazz

Jazz as a music culture originated from New Orleans. The African American communities are its forefathers. The genre hit off in Spain after being infatuated with Dixieland and New Orleans jazz. Spanish jazz evolved into many other styles, influence by visiting Americans. Barcelona, one of the global hubs of music, hosts awesome music festivals such as Sonar. The city has become the second home to lively jazz music. The music festivals here invite a few of the biggest names from jazz world. These are the six upcoming jazz artists to watch out for, next time you visit the Catalan capital.

Albert Cirera

The AMJM award winner adopted saxophone as his prime instrument after being a trained violinist for years. His brand of music contains undertones of the proper classical jazz. He occasionally explores the experimental sounds too.

Marco Mezquida

Popular for his piano solos, Marco is a composer and a music teacher. The Jazz Music Association of Catalonia voted him three times for the Musician of the Year award.

Martin Leiton

Being involved in tons of Barcelona’s local projects, Martin is surprisingly a self-taught musician. His allegiance constantly shifted between piano and bass guitar in last few years.

Octavio Bugni

The jack of all trades – musician, composer and producer – released his first ever solo, Cruzar Mundos. It did enough rounds in social media circles. He lists Oscar Peterson, Nat King Cole and Stephane Grappelli among his role models.

Carlos Falanga

He hails from Argentina, but he is Barcelona based. The debut album of this drummer, Gran Coral opened to positive reviews. He travelled most of Europe in his 15 years musician stint.

Jaume Llombart

Trained at the Catalan College of Music itself, Jaume Llombart is a rising star in international Jazz scene. He is a regular performer across Catalonia along with the Jaume Llombart Sextet.

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