Jose Aquiles will be at Harlem Jazz Club

The sound of jazz permeates June evenings in Barcelona

The Harlem Jazz Club's programme is here, with the artists that accompany us every month and some very special novelties.


Every Tuesday in June (6th, 13th, 20th and 27th, at 10.30pm) the Harlem Jazz Club offers a Blues & Early Jazz session with Chino Swingslide, who in each jam session is accompanied by local and international artists who bring freshness and originality. Chino Swingslide himself, one of Barcelona's most prolific and active artists, is also the star of a performance by Chino & The Big Bed Blues Band (1, 9, 29 and 30 June, 11pm), with Freddy Muñoz on bass and Homero Tolosa on drums.

On Thursdays (8, 15 and 22 June, 10.30 pm) it will be the turn of Mr. Shingles Blues Jam Session, which manages to make the audience enjoy the sound of rhythm & blues. Dara Luskin on bass, Brian O'Mahony on guitar and vocals, and Brian Curtis on drums are guaranteed to give us a good concert, as Harlem Jazz Club's Blues Jam Sessions are of high quality and famous all over the world.

Slim Jim (guitar and vocals), Ian Savage (bass), Mary Elain Mahaffey (fiddle and vocals), Adeline (vocals), Francisco Gómez (guitar) and Marc Torné (drums) is a fusion of country blues, rockabilly, folk and old school rock and roll, bringing together musical tradition and instrumentation, which in the words of musician Ian Siegal becomes "the rare and magical thing that is to have an original sound, but at the same time familiar". Throughout the month of June they offer two concerts (Saturday 3 at 11pm and Wednesday 7 at 10.30pm), with some variation between the components of the session, but with the same essence that characterises them.

Nights in Harlem have even more proposals for the month of June: Pep Lladó (piano), accompanied by Carlitos Miñarro (guitar) will present his new album El segundo algoritmo (4 June, 7pm); Virginia & The Woolfs (2 and 10 June, 11pm), with their soul, funk and blues; Off Beat Experiment (14 June, 10.30pm), with a sound that combines ska, reagge and rocksteady; La Voodoo Jazz Band (16 June, 11.30pm), with Ugne Reikalaite (vocals and guitar), Naná Rovira (clarinet), Elena Lasco (piano), Henrique Mandoza (tuba) and Quico Hernández (washboard) and their own arrangements of great traditional jazz tunes; Barcelona World's Music Ensemble (21 June, 22. 30 h) and its ethnojazz proposal; and a double programme for Saint John's Day, with the Cuban singer-songwriter José Aquiles (24 June, 20 h) and Son de la Rambla, a septet that has been bringing the most genuine sound of traditional Cuban music to Harlem for more than 10 years (24 June, 23 h).

You can buy tickets for each concert by clicking on the description of each one, with prices ranging from 10 to 15 euros. Remember, however, that tickets are not numbered and therefore do not reserve a table or chair, which will be filled as you arrive at the venue. The bar opens at 8 pm.


Publication date: Thursday, 01 June 2023
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