Day 1

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Unfortunately some splendid events were missing from the Tix page yesterday but that has been fixed now. Most of those events are on the opening evening Wednesday September 5th when we have 4 CD release concerts in two venues Hannesarholt and Tjarnarbíó starting at 7:30pm and 9:30pm

In Hannesarholt Icelandic pianist Agnar Már Magnússon celebrates his release, Hending, with guitarist Lage Lund. Lund is Norwegian but has been in the forefront of the New York scene for years. This duo plays twice that evening at 7:30pm and also at 9:30pm. Further info on Reykjavik Jazz Festival

Two CD release concerts take place at Tjarnarbíó.  Píanist Ingi Bjarni Skúlason and his trio is on first at 7:30pm. Ingi Bjarni is not only celebrating a new release but also a record deal with New York based label Dot Time Records. Congrats to Ingi Bjarni. His trio features Bárður Reinert Poulsen from the Faroe Islands on bass and Magnús Trygvason Eliassen on drums. Further info on Reykjavik Jazz Festival

Second CD release concert at Tjarnarbíó that evening features an international quartet lead by American drummer Scott McLemore. He is joined by two French musicians Pierre Perchaud on guitar andNicolas Moreaux on bass as well as Icelandic guitarist Hilmar Jensson. The four musicians weave around each other with lyricism and delicacy, creating a colorful narrative that is sure to capture the listeners. Further info on Reykjavik Jazz Festival

Click on the YouTube links above to hear a bit of these acts.
Don’t forget to check out the discount packages for 4, 6 and 8 concerts.

Tickets are available at Tix.is and the program is viewable at  www.reykjavikjazz.is.