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Jazz fest­ival 2022 - Even­ing Pass Au­gust 13th

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Saturday 13th August - 20:00



The 2022 edition of Reykjavík Jazz Festival takes place between August 13 – 19. We invite you to a seven day music festival with focus on jazz and improvised music, performed by musicians from America, Europe and Iceland.

Evening pass is available for each night of the festival at Harpa Concert Hall. The pass is valid for all concerts on the night. Tickets are not sold for individual concerts in Harpa.

20:00 - Norðurljós - NOR feat. Jorge Rossy (DK/IS/ES)
20:30 - Flói - Rebekka Blöndal (IS)
21:15 - Norðurljós - Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet (US)
21:45 - Flói - Siggi Flosa og Sálgæslan (IS)

20:00 - Norðurljós - NOR feat. Jorge Rossy (DK/IS/ES)
When Danish Richard Andersson hooked up with Icelandic Oscar Gudjonsson and Matthias Hemstock more than 8 years ago, there was a strong and immediate sense of unity. Since then, audiences all around Scandinavia, has witnessed the continuous journey of the trio towards an even more unified expression. For this special occasion NOR has invited the world class ECM recording artist Jorge Rossy to join the trio on vibraphone.

Rossy has over the years been busy working as a drummer with highly acclaimed artists such as Brad Mehldau, Joshua Redman, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Charlie Haden, Wayne Shorter, Lee Konitz and Joe Lovano. Recently Rossy debuted as band leader playing vibraphone and marimba on an ECM recording called Puerta.
“To have Jorge Rossy joining us is an honor. His melodic and beautiful sound will fit perfectly with our music and we are looking forward to experience the music unfold with him in the band.” Says band leader Richard Andersson.

Oscar Gudjonsson : saxophone
Jorge Rossy : vibraphone
Richard Andersson : bass
Matthias Hemstock : drums

20:30 - Flói - Rebekka Blöndal (IS)
Vocalist Rebekka Blöndal and guitarist Ásgeir Ásgeirsson have for the past years been writing music together. Now it‘s time to release an album with a few good old standards mixed in. The record ""Ljóð"" will be released during the Reykjavík Jazzfestival so this is a release concert.
Rebekka is one of the most promising jazzsingers in Iceland today but she was nominated as performer of the year in the jazz and blues category for the Icelandic Music Awards 2022. This is Rebekkas first solo album.

Rebekka Blöndal : vocals
Ásgeir Ásgeirsson : guitar
Sigmar Þór Matthíasson : bass
Erik Qvick : drums
Haukur Gröndal : clarinet and saxophone

21:15 - Norðurljós - Jonathan Kreisberg Quartet (US)
Guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg has been steadily building his name as one of the most compelling composer/performers in Jazz. Combining timeless melodicism with forward thinking lines and textures, His style and approach has created a strong following of fans around the world. He frequently tours worldwide and records with his own groups as well artists such as Dr. Lonnie Smith, who says of Kreisberg ""He is a passionate musician with great vision, and he is constantly in fiery pursuit of innovation.""

For his performance at Reykjavík Jazz 2022 Jonathan will bring a new and exciting quartet:

Jonathan Kreisberg : guitar
Marko Churnchetz : piano
Phil Donkin : bass
Eric Harland : drum

21:45 - Flói - Siggi Flosa og Sálgæslan (IS)
The Soul Patrol is a jazz/blues crossover project led by saxophonist Sigurdur Flosason who is the composer of all music and lyrics performed by the group. Apart from Sigurdur who plays saxophone, the band features Þórir Baldursson on Hammond-organ, Andrés Þór Gunnlaugsson on guitar, Einar Scheving on drums, Erik Tengholm on trumpet and Samúel J. Samúelsson on trombone.

The concert is a release party for two records released during Covid time entitled “Cyanide” from 2021 and “Criminal intent” from 2022. The records feature seven well known singers. Six of them will be a part of this concert: Helgi Björnsson, Andrea Gylfadóttir, KK, Friðrik Ómar, Stefán Hilmarsson og Rebekka Blöndal. The lyrics create a world where many of the characters are small-time criminals, psychopaths, stalkers or hopeless drunks. The diversity of human sexual behaviour comes into play as does good old love. Not everything is strictly legal or moral! The concert is sponsored by the SUT foundation. 

Sigurdur Flosason : alto saxophone
Helgi Björnsson : vocals
Andrea Gylfadóttir : vocals
KK : vocals
Friðrik Ómar : vocals
Stefán Hilmarsson : vocals
Rebekka Blöndal. : vocals
Þórir Baldursson : Hammond-organ
Andrés Þór Gunnlaugsson : guitar
Einar Scheving : drums
Erik Tengholm : trumpet
Samúel J. Samúelsson : trombone


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The ticket prices are as follows:


7.990 kr.