Ari Bragi Kárason is a leading Icelandic trumpet player who currently lives in Copenhagen where he plays with the Danish Radio Big Band (DRB), Mezzoforte and many more. He visited Iceland recently to conduct the Reykjavík Big Band in a concert with some of the most prominent pop stars in Iceland.
Now he returns and brings along his colleagues in the newly formed The Nordic Quintet to play at Reykjavík Jazz on Saturday August 26th. Get your tickets here. The quintet traces its roots to the center of the Danish jazz scene. Each member has been prominent internationally and now they have joined forces and recorded two albums which will be released soon. Influences are a mix of hard bop and modern jazz driven by the quintet’s powerful rhythm section. The audience can expect a blend of new material with some of the band member’s favorite jazz tunes in between.