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Date and time: 7 September 2018, 19:30
Lineup: Sigmar Þór Matthóasson raf- og kontrabass, Jóel Pálsson – saxófónar og klarinett, Helgi Rúnar Heiðarsson – saxófónar og klarinett, Snorri Sigurðarson – trompet og flugelhorn, Kjartan Valdemarsson – píanó, Magnús Trygvason Eliassen – trommur
Bassist & composer Sigmar Thor Matthiasson will release his debut solo album this summer and celebrate the release with a concert at the Reykjavik Jazz Festival on Friday September 7th at 7:30 PM. Presenting all-original music, which can be described as a powerful mixture of jazz, pop and rock with an adventurous, yet still a stable outcome.
Most of the music was composed while Matthiasson lived in New York City for 3 years. The music reflects the adventure of living abroad but still suffering from homesickness. The Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) was a big inspiration while composing many of the songs.