The Barcelona International Jazz Festival is in its 47th year and, as always, has enticed an impressive line-up of national and international talent. The four-month-long programme, which is sponsored by Voll-Damm, has gained a reputation as one of the biggest jazz events around. With a jam-packed schedule of concerts and master classes, the iconic festival takes over venues throughout the city, from the grandeur of the Palau de la Música, to the intimate rooms of Jamboree Jazz Club. This year, the proceedings will kick off with five-time Grammy award winner, Diana Krall. The Canadian singer and pianist first performed in Barcelona in 1996 and has since gone on to sell more than 15 million albums worldwide. Her return to the city will mark the debut of her latest offering, Wallflower (2015), which includes tributes to legends such as Elton John and Bob Dylan. The festival line-up over the coming months will also include folk singer-songwriter Iron & Wine, clarinet master Paquito D’Rivera and jazz and electronic duo Roberto Fonseca and Fatoumata Diawara, to name but a few.
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