Calling all jazz enthusiasts! The annual Reykjavik Jazz Festival is here once again. From August 18th to September 1st, visitors from all over the world are invited to unite around the sounds of international jazz sensations. Organized by The Jazz Department FIH, Reykjavik, the state fund for music, and FIH cultural meeting, the Reykjavik Jazz Festival will feature many international jazz artists throughout the two weeks. Artists including Band Hooves Lion, Defekt, Tenor giant and Toldam, Jim Black’s Alaz No Axis, and many more will perform at this year’s festival.
While the majority of shows will take place in Harpa, there will also be additional off-venue performances for guests to enjoy at varied locations. What could be better than exploring Iceland and connecting with jazz enthusiasts from around the world?
Here is the line up for the festival:
Saturday August 18th – Culture Night
6:00- Cookie Hostel. Introduction and training.
8:00 – Harpa. Live music and interesting Addresses. Free admission
Sunday August 19th
3:00 Church Independent – Thanksgiving Concert. Salute to older gentlemen out of Icelandic jazz history. Free admission
Monday August 20th
7:00 Nordic House – Looking to the future. Young and aspiring jazz musicians perform.
8:00 Kaldalon’s Harpa – Deborah Davis and band of Jazzhatioar.
Tuesday August 21st
8:00 Northern Harpa – Tord Gustavsen quartet
Wednesday August 22nd
5:00 Ingolfstorg – big band Samuel Jon Samuelsson
9:00 Café Rosenburg – Toldam and tenor giant
Thursday August 23rd
7:30 – Nordic House, House orchestra and more
9:00 Ari Bragi Karason and Melosmetiq
Friday August 24th
8:00 Kaldalons Harpa and more
9:30 Gym and Tonic on Cracker – Brink man ship. Urban elektro Jazz
Saturday August 25th
11:30 Spar Harpa – Solo Piano
8:00 Spar Harpa- Intermezzo Jazzhatioar and more
Sunday August 26th
8:00 Iono- Quartet Flosason
Monday August 27th
7:30 Nordic House – Magnus Johannessen trio
Tuesday August 28th
7:30 Nordic House- Scott McLemore wuintet
8:30 Iono- Thomas Einarsson and Ragnheiour Grondal and more
Wednesday August 29th
7:30 Nordic House- Defekt with Sigurd Rognvaldssyni
8:30 Iono- Alas no Axis. Jim Black, Chris Speed, Skuli Sverrisson and Hilmar Jensson
Thursday August 30th
8:00 Iono- Bjorn Thoroddsen trio
9:30 Gym and Tonic on Cracker- Andrew Thor Gunnlaugsson Nordic Quartet
Friday August 31st
8:00 Nordic House. K Trio and Toms Rudzinskis. Splash Girl
8:00 Eldborg Harpa – Reykjavik big band and guests
Saturday September 1st
11:30 Spar a Choice – AM Concert
8:00 Spar Harpa – Bill Frise and orchestra
To learn more or purchase tickets, click here.