The concert will feature music from various sources, but mostly searches for Scandinavian tracks and you can also hear songs that have accompanied Guðrún over the years but now in slightly more jazzed versions than are known. Guðrún, Gunnar and Jón have played together in numerous concerts over the years and mainly performed songs by the Swedish / Dutch singer-songwriter Cornelis Vreeswijk. Some of his songs will be on the program of the concert. Free admission and everyone welcome! Summer jazz in the Hall is offered by the Arts and Culture Council of Kópavogur Guðrún Gunnarsdóttir: vocals Gunnar Gunnarsson: piano Jón Rafnsson: bass
Get a kickstart on the weekend, Thirsty Thursday & Stand-up Comedy Night at The Secret Cellar! We have 8 comedians, and 800 ISK BEER ALL NIGHT! Come early to secure your spot or enjoy our menu upstairs.
Klaki & Sakaris live at Gaukurinn. alternative/electronic KLAKI is the Icelandic artist Gísli Brynjarsson. Being captivated by creating music from early age later encouraged him to become KLAKI. Variating from dark cinematic electro to alternative with melodic pop element his vocals and saxophone are fused to the the electronic soundscapes. KLAKI – Underwater SAKARIS is the main project of Faroese electro producer Sakaris Emil Joensen. Starting out in 2010 with his quirky 8-bit electro funk debut “Darling EP” and further establishing himself with the full-length 2012 album “I Have Beautiful Eyes”, SAKARIS has become one of the most prominent electro artists from the remote and tiny Faroe Islands. The music ranges from tight, bright and optimistic dance music, to soaring 80s nostalgic soundscapes. SAKARIS – Breathe (official music video)
The story of Jens and his troubles with the two tooth trolls Karius and Bactus has entertained families for seventy years. The play is based on a Norwegian children’s novel written and illustrated by playwright Thorbjørn Egner and first published in 1949. The names Karius and Bactus are puns on Caries and Bacteria, the two main characters leading a luxurious life in Jens’ teeth, especially while Jens maintains his awful diet of white bread and syrup – and constantly fails to brush his teeth…! The play is approx. 45 min. long and is in Icelandic.
Karaoke is every Tuesday! Are you a Whitney or a Celine? Pop songs or power ballads? Tuesdays are Karaoke nights. Warm up and get ready to sing your heart out!
Open Mic is a free show every Wednesday. Watch the comedians try new stuff and polish old ones. If you want to try, out some of your own jokes, just sign up at the bar.
The Color Run is not an ordinary race but an incomparable experience and perfect family entertainment. It’s not about running 5 kilometers in the shortest possible time, but running at the speed and time you feel is appropriate and fun. The Color Run is not a race but a race where thousands of participants have a royal time while they are covered in color from head to toe. At the end of each kilometer, you run through a color station with music, entertainment and a new color, and at the finish line, everything runs smoothly with a gigantic finish festival where the color splendor will be an unforgettable experience. This will be the happiest and most fun 5 kilometers of the summer! More info: https://thecolorrun.is/terms-conditions/
Reykjavík Jazz and Jómfrúin Lækjargötu join forces and present the opening concert of Reykjavík Jazz Festival 2021 on Saturday 28th of August. Stefán S. Stefánsson has been, and still is, an influential figure on the Icelandic jazz scene with a successful career that has spanned decades. This year his daughter, jazz/soul singer Una Stef, will perform a part of her father’s catalogue. Accompanied by leading Icelandic jazz musicians they will bust out some swinging tunes that travel through time, genres and generations. Una Stef : vocals Stefán S. Stefánsson : saxophone, flute Vignir Þór Stefánsson :piano Gunnar Hrafnsson : bass Einar Valur Scheving : drums
Oddrun LILJA has been recognised as an authentic, exciting and virtuos guitarist and composer from the Norwegian jazz scene. In addition to her world wide touring with recognised bands as Bugge Wesseltoft’s New Conception of Jazz, Frode Haltli’s Avant Folk, and Moksha, she has travelled to perform with traditional musicians all over the world. Inspired by these journeys, LILJA is releasing her debut solo album “Marble” on Jazzland recordings in September 2020. The album consists of ten pieces, named after the cities she has visited. It features a star team of musicians, including Sanne Rambags (vocal), Bugge Wesseltoft (piano), Jo Skaansar (bass), Helge Norbakken (percussion) and guest artists from Pakistan, Kenya, Morocco and Lebanon. Oddrún Lilja Jónsdóttir (NO/IS) : guitar / voice Sanne Rambags (NL) : voice Sunna Gunnlaugsdóttir (IS) : piano Jo Skaansar (NO) : bass / voice Erik Qvick (SE/IS) : drums
“Kathrine Windfeld is a rising star on the European jazz scene, not least for her bold writing for her adventurous big band” – Jazzwise Magazine (UK) 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. With her highly acclaimed three big band releases AIRCRAFT (2015), LATENCY (2017) and the recent ORCA (2020), Kathrine Windfeld ś name has quickly exceeded the borders of her Scandinavian home, leading to countless awards and raving reviews in international publications like Downbeat (USA), Le Monde (F) and Jazzthing (DE). Windfeld’s handpicked dream team of young Scandinavian and Polish musicians effortlessly combine playful precision with enthusiastic power. The horn section offers a delicate blend of strong individual voices in tight and sharp ensemble playing bursting into breathtaking solo spots. Bass player Johannes Vaht and drummer Henrik Holst Hansen (members of Kathrine Windfeld Big Band since 2014), always deliver an intense performance with precision and creativity. In addition to touring with her own ensembles, Kathrine Windfeld has collaborated with top class orchestras like the Danish Radio Big Band (DK), Frankfurt Radio Big Band […]
Founded in 2017 to distil a murky blend of jazz and electronic music, hist og is a trio featuring Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson on trumpet and electronics, Róbert Sturla Reynisson on guitar, bass and synth, and Magnús Trygvason Eliassen on drums and percussion. Through the lens of their shared musical language, they explore a Day-Glo lit ruminative world of improvisation, jazz and electronic music. hist og has released two albums, Days of Tundra (2019) and hits of (2020). Both records received wide praise, harvesting three nominations to the Icelandic Music Awards in both 2020 and 2021, a seat on the venerated Kraumur list in 2019 and was named “Improv of the year” by Morgunblaðið the same year. Music critic Arnar Eggert Thoroddsen wrote “smashing stuff … every song is rigidly stamped by the seal of this super-trio.” The members of hist og have worked with countless outfits over the years, such as múm, Sin Fang, amiina, Sigur Rós, Kira Kira, Seabear and others. They have also collaborated with supreme jazz entities such as ADHD, Hilmar Jensson, Skúli Sverrisson and Mógil. Eiríkur Orri Ólafsson (IS) : trumpet / electronics Róbert Sturla Reynisson (IS) : guitar / bass / synth Magnús Trygvason Eliassen […]
Reykjavík Jazz and Center Hotels invite you to a Jazz brunch at Jörgensen Kitchen & Bar. Book your table here! Tendra’s music is best described as warmish and embracing singer-songwriter jazz, with a gentle hint of pop-ish spices. The lyrics are mostly in Icelandic, which is often thought to be a very vivid, storytelling language. Tendra’s debut album, also named Tendra, was released by Icelandic record label Smekkleysa, in November 2020, and has received splendid reviews. Tendra was born in the beginning of 2020. The band consists of guitarist and composer Mikael Máni Ásmundsson and vocalist and singer-songwriter Marína Ósk Þórólfsdóttir. They’ll be joined on stage by bass player Ingibjörg Elsa Turchi, keyboardist and singer Steingrímur Teague and drummer Svanhildur Lóa Bergsveinsdóttir. At the concert, Tendra will play music from their first album, as well as new songs and arrangements.