Tumi Torfason (IS)


The young composer and trumpeter Tumi Torfason celebrates the release of his debut album “Torfær tími”, recorded last summer, with a grand concert in the Reykjavík Cathedral. On the program are his diverse compositions which draw inspiration from various directions, both classical impression- and minimalism and modern jazz from the US and Northern Countries. He contrasts improvisation with the written, the organic with the mechanic and the innovative with the timeless. Tumi’s bandmates are a wide group of friends and colleagues from the Icelandic jazz- and improv scene that, through the program, man instrumentations of all shapes and sizes, ranging from duo to big band.
Tumi takes the stage at Reykjavík Jazz for the third year in a row but he has led and sidemanned in projects home and in Stockholm where he has recently graduated from the Royal College of Music’s jazz department.
Tumi Torfason : trumpet and compositions
Salóme Katrín Magnúsdóttir : söngur
Rebekka Blöndal : söngur
Rakel Sigurðardóttir : söngur
Herdís Ágústa Linnet : söngur

Símon Karl Sigurðarson Melsteð : clarinet
Haukur Gröndal : clarinet
Tumi Árnason : tenor saxophone
Róbert Aron Björnsson : tenor saxophone
Björgvin Ragnar Hjálmarsson : tenor saxophone / bass clarinet

Snorri Sigurðarson : trumpet
Ólafur Ingi Finsen : trumpet
Hannes Arason : trumpet & flugelhorn
Kári Hrafn Guðmundsson : flugelhorn

Samúel Jón Samúelsson : trombone
Hugrún Elfa Sigurðardóttir : trombone
Ingi Garðar Erlendsson : trombone
Jón Arnar Einarsson : bass trombone

Kári Þormar : pipe organ
Bjarni Már Ingólfsson : guitar
Mikael Máni Ásmundsson : guitar
Birgir Steinn Theódórsson : double bass
Matthías Hemstock : drums

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