London Catalan Festival

The London Catalan Festival returns for the second year in a row at PizzaExpress Jazz Club in Soho, bringing together jazz artists from across the Catalan Countries.

Celebrating Music Diversity

 

This year, in its second edition, the festival will celebrate the diversity of genres that connect with jazz: flamenco, bossa nova, classical music and electronics will be present throughout the first weekend of June.

Catalonia and the Balearic Islands have been a welcoming land for centuries. This can be seen in its music with the integration of flamenco, traditionally from the south of Spain, classical music coming from across Europe, bossa nova from Brazil, fado from Portugal. The Catalan Countries are a melting pot of cultures that we wanted to represent in this year’s festival, showcasing 5 incredible projects that connect jazz with other genres and cultures.

The festival was born with the aim of promoting both established and up-and-coming Catalan artists outside of the Catalan Countries. It offers a unique opportunity for UK audiences to hear the best in contemporary Catalan music.

Continuing with last year’s commitment, we want to ensure an equal representation of bands led by men and women.

The London Catalan Festival is a co-production between Institut Ramon Llull and PizzaExpress Jazz Club, directed and promoted by Saurus Management.

London Catalan Festival 2019

Clara Peya ‘Estomac’

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£15.00

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

Pianist and composer Clara Peya is considered one of the most original and unique musicians on the Catalan and Spanish scene. Musically, Peya is unclassifiable: she oscillates...

London Catalan Festival 2019

Pere Navarro Quintet

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£18.00

Saturday 1 st June Show Time 7:00pm / Doors Open 5:30pm

Pere Navarro, trumpet player, pianist, composer and producer, is one of the brightest young talents on the Catalan and Spanish jazz scene. With his quintet, Navarro has released...

London Catalan Festival 2019

Mélodie Gimard ‘Numen’

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£15.00

Saturday 1 st June Show Time 10:30pm / Doors Open 10:00pm

Mélodie Gimard is a French pianist, composer and arranger living and working in Barcelona. Her compositions and improvisations are uniquely characterised by her studies in...

London Catalan Festival 2019

Rita Payes & Elisabeth Roma ‘Imagina’

In collaboration with Jamboree Club Barcelona

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£15.00

Sunday 2 nd June Show Time 1:30pm / Doors Open 12:00pm

For her latest project, the young Catalan trombonist and singer Rita Payés joins forces with her mother Elisabeth Roma who is also an exceptional classical guitarist. Mother...

London Catalan Festival 2019

Marco Mezquida ‘Ravel’s Dreams’

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

£20.00

Sunday 2 nd June Show Time 8:00pm / Doors Open 6:00pm

The versatile pianist, improviser and composer Marco Mezquida takes us on an oneiric journey through Maurice Ravel's musical and personal imagery. A dream about the vitality of his...