Reykjavík Big Band with Kathrine Windfeld

Reykjavík Jazz festival proudly presents Reykjavík Big Band with Kathrine Windfeld in Harpa Concert Hall on August 23rd. Get your tickets here.

This very exciting collaboration sees one of the brightest stars of big band composers and arrangers from a younger generation conduct the brilliant Reykjavík Big Band through a collection of her own pieces.

For locals the Reykjavík Big Band needs no introduction. The band’s history traces back more than 30 years and it has been a prominent force on the Icelandic jazz scene. With countless rave reviews from critics the Reykjavík Big Band has received the Icelandic Music Awards several times.

Kathrine Windfeld, a rising star on the European jazz scene, performed at Reykjavík Jazz with her sextet two years ago to high acclaim. This year listeners will hear her music in a broader sense with the Reykjavík Big Band.

The Guardian (UK) describes Kathrine Windfeld‘s compositions as a rare combination of delicacy and strength: A colorful meeting of sophisticated harmonic passages, driving grooves and poetic ballads that float into her explosive arrangements.