This month's concert guide
Your guide to what's on, who's playing and where to go for Madrid's best gigs and concerts this month
Where to go for live jazz
Madrid's best bars, cafés and concert venues to catch a great live jazz concert
Top live music venues
Concert halls, bars, cafés and other venues where you can see bands and hear live music in Madrid
The best clubs in Madrid
These are the best clubs in Madrid for exploring the city's incredible nightlife
Music festivals in Madrid
Your guide to the biggest music festivals in Madrid, including Dcode, Madrid Live! and more
This week and beyond
In line with soul greats such as Marvin Gaye and Isaac Hayes, or contemporaries including D'Angelo, California-born New York resident Gregory Porter has one of the most sophisticated voices out there. With four albums to his name, his third release, 'Liquid Spirit' (2013), revolutionised the jazz scene. His songs are like a cross between soul and R&B, creating an easy-to-love jazz. The Broadway stage – in particular the musical 'Ain't Nothin' but the Blues', which he performed in – and the good fortune he had of recording a debut album like 2010's 'Water', made for the start of a career that has shot to great heights. The vocalist comes to Madrid to show just why he's one of the top modern jazz-soul artists working today, and present his 2016 album, 'Take Me to the Alley'.
The relationship between flamenco and jazz is a short but intense one when it comes to Niño Josele. Born Juan José Heredia in 1974, this guitarist from Andalusia who comes from a long tradition of 'tocaores' (flamenco guitar players) travelled a decade ago into the heart of the music by pianist Bill Evans with the album 'Paz' (2006). Not long afterwards, with 'Española' (2009), he dived into the universe of sound of McCoy Tyner and, a few years ago, returned to the adventure of jazz in the company of pianist Chano Domínguez as they recorded the album, 'Chano & Josele' (2014).
Ocean Colour Scene
It's been 20 years since the release of an album that marked and transcended the wave of '90s Britpop: 'Moseley Shoals', from Ocean Colour Scene, the second effort by the band who are in Madrid to remember and celebrate that success. Key to the best English pop, revered by the likes of Paul Weller and Noel Gallagher, OCS are top students of The Who, The Kinks and The Faces. They've never stopped making good music, and Simon Fowler, Steve Cradock, Oscar Harrison and Raymond Meade stop by Marid to play the full album of 'Moseley Shoals', which sounds as fresh now as it did two decades ago, a sign that they definitely deserve their place in music history.
Flamenco Show at Corral de la Morería in Madrid
Feel the feverish heat of Spain’s traditional dance with a flamenco show at one of the country’s most prestigious ‘tablaos’ (flamenco venues). Choose the show time that best suits your schedule, then make your own way into the heart of Madrid Old Town to enjoy a night of passionate flamenco.
Zarzuela Opera and Dinner at La Castafiore Restaurant in Madrid
Enjoy a night of opera music and fine food at La Castafiore restaurant in Madrid! Popular for its opera-singing waiting staff, the traditional restaurant has gained a cult following in the city from locals and visitors alike.
Flamenco Lesson and Show at Tablao with Drink or Dinner
Feel the heat of Spain’s traditional dance with a 3-hour flamenco lesson and show at one of Madrid’s top ‘tablaos’ (flamenco venues). Leave your inhibitions at the door and get ready to stamp and clap along as you are taught how to flamenco by some of the city’s top dancers during a 1-hour class.
Arabian Baths Experience at Madrid's Hammam Al Ándalus
Seek serenity at Madrid’s Arabian baths, Hamman Al Ándalus, and spend 1.5 hours relaxing body, soul and mind! The zen-like oasis with candle-lit walkways boasts three thermal plunge pools and a steam room – all decorated in resplendent Arabian décor.
Madrid Tapas Night Walking Tour
Sample Spanish nightlife and Madrid's tasty tapas on an evening walking tour that will tantalize your taste buds! Led by an entertaining foodie guide, this walking tour is the best introduction to the laid back Madrileno lifestyle.
Spanish Wine Tour from Madrid
Leave Madrid and head to the hills to learn about Spanish wine on this full-day tour! With an expert guide at your side, visit the Vinos de Madrid winemaking region and tour three esteemed wine estates in the area, known as ‘bodegas.’
Ocho y Medio
Ocho y Medio is the perfect stop on your hedonistic tour of the town if you're looking for an alcohol-fuelled mass of party energy. DJ Smart makes it all sound very '80s and '90s, thrashing out an eclectic mix of indie, electro-clash, electro-pop, new wave and New York rock. It takes a master to meld Blur and Depeche Mode. On arriving here you’ll be met by a sea of flannel shirts and horn-rimmed glasses since this is Madrid’s hipster haven. You’ll also find interesting concerts by local and international bands like La Habitación Roja.
This club in La Latina that has everything that nocturnal fun seekers need. Commercial music to dance to and the occasional live performance make for a mix that attracts scores of young people every weekend. Miniskirts, tight dresses and polo shirts move around the dancefloor here, changing colour along with the LED lights. The clientele, which is around 20 years old, obviously spends some time at the gym and applying make-up in front of the mirror. On Thursdays, there’s a ‘kisses’ session and an open bar with the ‘Kiss Kiss Bang, Bang’ session, while Sundays are given over to hotter beats like urban, latin and reggaeton.