15/7/13 Wynton Masalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra live at the Grec

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, “the best big band in the world”, turns 25 years of history and celebrates with a tour that will make a stop at the Festival Grec in Barcelona. The performance will be on July 17th at 10 pm at the Teatre Grec and tickets prices vary between 25 and 54 euros.

This big band, believed to be one of the best in the world, has been resident in Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts de Nueva York for 25 years now. Also, is directed by Wynton Marsalis, one of the greatest trumpet player and composer in the history of music and became a referent for those who support the tradition of this musical style.

Marsalis became in 1983 in the first and only artist to win a Grammy of classical and jazz music in the same year and he repeated in 1984. In 1997 there was another landmark in his career, as it was the first jazz artist to be awarded with the prestigious Pulitzer Award in music thanks to his oratory ‘Blood on the Fields’.

This jazz concert is part of the Grec Festival in Barcelona, an international festival dedicated to theatre, music and circus that takes place every summer in the city and that receives its name precisly because of the place where is located: the Treatre Grec, an open-air auditorium built for the Universal Exposition in 1929 at the Mountjuïc mountain.

At the concert next 17th will also play the John Coltrane, Chick Corea and Duke Ellington pieces, among other many renowned names in jazz.

If you want to enjoy this concert and other performances that the Grec Festival has to offer to you, don’t hesitate in stepping by our Barcelona centre hotel, the Hotel Omm, and have a drink in our Roca Bar restaurant.