Promotional image of the HalliGalli Quartet
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A wide range of jazz in the gardens of Palau Robert

Alba Armengou Quartet, Bratia, HalliGalli and the duo formed by Gemma Abrié and Josep Traver will perform under the DO Jazz Cat label.

For the second time, the Palau Robert is hosting a series of concerts as part of the 53rd Voll Damm Barcelona Jazz Festival under the name DO Jazz Cat. Last year they had to be held behind closed doors and offered via streaming, but this year they hope for the Palau Robert's gardens to be the stage where the different Catalan jazz groups and soloists can showcase all their talent, creativity and innovative ideas.

Each Sunday of January — the 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th at 12 p.m. — the gardens will become an oasis where you can enjoy the best varieties of the genre: from the symbiosis of strings and voices to the reinterpretation of samba and boleros or the marriage between jazz and song, and ending with an explosive mixture of gipsy music and jazz manouche.

On the 9th, the Halli Galli string quartet will delve into the new paths of swing and the rhythms of the Afro-American tradition. The voice and musical background of its members, Christoph Mallinger (violin, mandolin, percussion and vocals), Èlia Bastida (violin, percussion and vocals), Marta Roma (cello, tap dance and vocals) and Pablo López (guitar, keyboards and vocals), create a mixture of vocal and instrumental arrangements that sound with the strength of an orchestra.

On the 16th, it will be the turn for the Alba Armengou Quartet, an acoustic group born two years ago in Barcelona to perform jazz standards, boleros and samba rhythms. The band is composed of Alba Armengou (trumpet and vocals), Marçal Perramon (tenor saxophone), Vicente López (guitar) and David Muñoz (double bass).

On the 23rd, Gemma Abrié (double bass and vocals) and Josep Traver (guitar) will present their first album, Brown Gal, in which they pay tribute to a handful of female creators. And a week later, the cycle will close with a performance by Bratia. The project of the Barcelona-based Serbian double bass plater Ivan Kovacevic fuses the musical richness of the Balkans, the energy of the jazz manouche and the nomadism of gipsy music. On stage, Kovacevic will be accompanied by Stelios Togias (percussion), Pere Nolasc Turu (violin) and the guitarists Biel Ballester and Víctor Paradís.

All concerts will be free and you don't need to book a spot in advance.

Publication date: Monday, 03 January 2022
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