About the festival
Essències Jazz Festival is one of the most interesting and acclaimed jazz events, famed for its careful selection of music as well as its spectacular locations.
The main location will continue to be in Montblanc (Tarragona), although this will also be the second year that a night will be spent at Mahón (Menorca). As a surprise to this edition, the festival will also head to Barcelona for a series of eight concerts.
This year the favourite festival of Conca de Barberà is extended for the first time to three days at its main venue to celebrate its fifth birthday. Every year, the promoters bring together in Montblanc a lineup full of jazz stars, from long-standing legends to bands representing the latest trends.
Over the years, the festival has been growing in every one of its aspects – venues, artists, audience, production – and it has already found its place among the elite of the best Jazz festivals in the country, even though its debut was only in 2016.
With regards to this growth, three years ago the festival also met the demands of its audience to add other genres besides jazz to the lineup. Let us introduce you to the B-side of the Essències Jazz Festival: an extra day within the festival where all these new styles like soul, funk, reggae and even rock have a place.