London Catalan Festival

For the first time, this June 2018, the prestigious PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho will host the London Catalan Festival: three days of jazz and soul from Catalonia. 

Celebrating Women In Jazz

In this first edition we will celebrate Women in Jazz, coinciding with the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the UK.

Returning to the club following two previous visits (both of which sold out quickly) trumpeter, vocalist and composer Andrea Motis takes to the stage with the Joan Chamorro Quartet, performing music from her latest album ‘Emotional Dance’. Also making a welcome return to London is bassist/composer Giulia Valle, winner of the 2016 and 2017 Composer of the Year Awards by the Catalan Musician’s Association. Making her UK debut is the young singer/saxophonist Eva Fernández, who studied alongside with Motis. Fernández will be joined by her trio as she previews material from her forthcoming album. Kicking off the festival on Friday 8th June, acclaimed singer/songwriter Sara Pi, will bring her Brazilian influenced fusion of R&B, funk and neo soul to the festival. 

The London Catalan Festival is a co-production by Institut Ramon LLull and PizzaExpress Jazz Club, in collaboration with Saurus Management.

London Catalan Festival

Sara Pi

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£18.00

Friday 8 th June Show Time 9:00pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

Sara Pi started working on her solo project in 2008 with the Brazilian producer and musician Érico Moreira. The result was "Burning", a unique and original album that...

London Catalan Festival

Eva Fernández

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£15.00

Saturday 9 th June Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open 12:00pm

For a few months now Eva Fernández has been working shoulder to shoulder with the guitarist Josep Munar creating original songs inspired by the poetry of Alfonsina Storni,...

London Catalan Festival

Giulia Valle Trio

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£18.00

Saturday 9 th June Show Time 9:00pm / Doors Open 7:00pm

After the recognition of Giulia Valle Group, the bass player returns with another project in smaller format. Giulia Valle Trio is composed of three musicians of absolute reference...

London Catalan Festival

Andrea Motis & Joan Chamorro Quintet

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£18.00

Sunday 10 th June Show Time 6:00pm / Doors Open 5:00pm

Andrea Motis and Joan Chamorro are considered a revelation in Catalan jazz. Her idols are Louis Armstrong and Chet Baker, and the young trumpeter/singer from Barcelona has...