National Gallery – Gunnlaugs/Ornstein/Overwater

The opening day of Reykjavik Jazz Festival will be focused around a series of short concerts taking place in the National Gallery of Iceland (Listasafn Íslands). Each concert last approximately 30 minutes and the series is staged in two of the gallery’s main halls. Click here to buy tickets.

Pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs and bass clarinetist Maarten Ornstein from Amsterdam first played together at the Reykjavik Jazz Festival 2013. Since then they have performed in Holland, Belgium, Hungary and released the duo album Unspoken (2016).

At the Rotterdam International Jazz Festival they were joined by bassist Tony Overwater and London Jazz News wrote about their concert having marvellous air of freshness, superb assurance and lyrical gracefulness. Their program highlights their fondness of jazz that is spacious, transparent and full of detail.