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Blue Note walls covered with jazz images, dimly lit sections that expand and contract like the tube of a wind instrument. You are in Jimmy Glass in the heart of the Barrio del Carmen, the favourite spot for Valencia jazz fans and musicians. On nights featuring live music, the clients turn into totally engaged spectators who cheer the musicians on to give their best. The atmosphere is charged with a mysterious collective energy that has provided many memorable evenings of music. They say that sometimes, on the other side of the Atlantic, the dead kings of jazz are dancing in their graves to a melody coming to them live and direct from a little blue corner of Baja Street in Valencia.

Jorge García, jazz historian and critic

Jimmy Glass Jazz Bar, C/ Baja, 28, 46003 (Valencia, España / Spain).  See map

THE STORY OF JIMMY GLASS (SINCE 1991)

Jimmy Glass, the jazz club with the most impressive musical resume currently active in the Valencia Region (Spain), opened in 1991 with the idea of creating a unique space for people to have a drink and listen to good jazz. A special ambiance was conceived for it, one not subject to passing trends but designed to create a genuine jazz atmosphere, timeless and cosmopolitan, where all the aesthetic references related to this style of music.

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Jimmy Glass is located in El Carmen, a historic neighborhood in the old city centre of Valencia with a long tradition of culture and entertainment. This area of twisting alleys and small plazas filled with a large number of bars, pubs and restaurants is one of the liveliest nightlife zones in the city. The reaction of someone visiting Jimmy Glass for the first time is often one of surprise, because they have come across a unique spot and atmosphere in Valencia.
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CUTTING EDGE JAZZ AND RISING STARS

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Jimmy Glass has acquired a well-deserved reputation in the jazz world in over 26 years of operation for its exclusive dedication to the music, without falling prey to commercial clichés, and its commitment to the most cutting edge artists on the present-day scene. That policy has given the club the stamp of credibility, both in the media and among fans. Jimmy Glass pays special attention to the rising stars found in the forefront of the jazz world, musicians who preserve the fundamental values of the style but are taking risks as they create and develop their own personal concepts.
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GREAT INTERNATIONAL MUSICIANS
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Some of the major artists who have performed at Jimmy Glass are: Benny Golson, Kenny Garrett, Lee Konitz, Lou Donaldson, Pat Martino, Charles Mc Pherson, Wallce Roney, Mark Turner, Greg Osby, Larry Grenadier, Al Foster, James Carter, Kenny Werner, Jeff Ballard, Antonio Sánchez, Perico Sambeat, George Garzone, Eric Harland, Atomic, Ken Vandermark, Javier Colina, Albert Sanz, Jerry Bergonzi, Albert Bover, Marc Miralta, Javier Vercher, John O´Gallagher, Jorge Pardo, Fabio Miano, Lionel Loueke, Jesse Davis, Peter Bernstein, Ambrose Akinmusire, David Binney, Donny McCaslin, Linda Oh, Nasheet Waits, Aaron Parks, François Moutin, Aaron Goldberg, Miguel Zenón, Luis Perdomo, Bill McHenry, Melissa Aldana, Carmen Lundy, Ralph Peterson, Baptiste Trotignon, Noah Preminger, Benjamin Koppel, Eli Degibri, Michael Blake, Samuel Blaser, Ken Vandermark, Oliver Lake, Orrin Evans, Grant Stewart, Raynald Colom, Scott Hamilton, Henry Cole, Sonny Simmons, Bobby Few, Ben Monder, Chris Cheek, Jonathan Kreisberg, Aruán Ortiz, Eric Alexander, Jeremy Pelt, Will Vinson, Mike Moreno, Miles Okazaki, Joe Magnarelli, Avishai Cohen, Dick Oatts, Lage Lund, Matt Penman, Logan Richardson, Danny Grisset, Jaleel Shaw, Johnathan Blake, David Bryant, Thomas Morgan, Masa Kamaguchi, Eric Revis, Jorge Rossy, Kris Davis, Bruce Barth, Omer Avital…

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…AND THE FINEST SPANISH ARTISTS
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Perico Sambeat, Abe Rábade, Latino Blanco, Voro García, Javier Colina, Jorge Pardo, Gorka Benítez, Ramón Cardo, Jesús Santandreu, Esteve Pi, Pablo Martín, Horacio Fumero, Alberto Palau, Joan Soler, Lucho Aguilar, Toni Belenguer, Carlos Martín, Vicente Macián, Borja Barrueta, Vicente Espí, David Xirgu, Marta Sánchez, Albert Bover, Albert Sanz, Baldo Martínez, Ramón Prats, Javier Vercher, Roger Mas, Raynald Colom, Albert Vila and many more…

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SELF-PRODUCED PROJECTS
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Jimmy Glass frequently creates and produces its own projects. They include the International Festival of Contemporary Jazz and others started by commissioning reliable, accomplished musicians to carry out original initiatives. These projects have commemorated the legendary Jazz at Massey Hall session, the 50th anniversary of the recording of The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady (with one concert in November, 2013 and another featuring the complete version of this legendary disc on 1 July 2014) and Bebop Night ─one of nine sessions dedicated to different jazz styles. Others included the Valencia-Moon Session project ─with Al Foster as special guest─, a tribute to Gerry Mulligan that was later performed at the Xàbia Jazz Festival, and Tras Coltrane, the source of a CD recording session and national tour of Spain.

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FOUR CONCERTS EVERY WEEK
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Jimmy Glass is one of the favourite spots to play for musicians on tour because of the authentic feel and atmosphere created at each concert –in part because of the presence of an attentive, enthusiastic and respectful audience, and in part because of the acoustic qualities of the club itself.

Except during special cycles, Jimmy Glass presents four concerts a week:

• Performances featuring international artists take place on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.*
• The live music offer also includes three sessions with free admission (until full capacity). Thursday: Singing Duo/Trio Night (a vocalist usually accompanied by piano or guitar). Friday: various line-ups and jam session (once a month)** Saturday: Piano Solo or Piano Duo.**

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* The traditional Jimmy Glass bocadillos (sandwiches) are on sale at intermission.
** Jimmy Glass offers its menu of select tapas to its clients on Fridays and Saturdays: Jazz & Tapas (more information).

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THOUSANDS OF ALBUMS
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The music is an element essential to the identity of Jimmy Glass. The club’s extensive record collection is fundamentally centered on modern jazz, from bebop up to the present day. It combination a substantial number of hard bop and cool jazz titles with free jazz recordings from the ’60s and the latest developments. You can hear Coltrane, Rollins, Blakey, Mingus, Monk, Miles, Ornette and all the geniuses from that period in Jimmy Glass, as well as others perhaps not as well-known to fans but just as great, like Andrew Hill, Bobby Hutcherson, George Russell, Eric Dolphy, Roland Kirk, Mal Waldron, Jaki Byard, Albert Ayler or Don Cherry. Naturally, the latest works by Greg Osby, Jason Moran, Vijay Iyer, Steve Coleman, Seamus Blake, Tony Malaby, Mark Turner, Tim Berne and many other present-day artists are also featured.

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