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Tumi Árnason

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Tumi Árnason is an Icelandic saxophonist, improviser & composer influenced by and drawing from the creative transcendence and open-mindedness of the avant garde, free jazz and improvised music. His 2019 record, ALLT ER ÓMÆLIÐ, was the first duo release from saxophonist Tumi Árnason and drummer Magnús Trygvason Eliassen (ADHD). The record, inspired by Greek proto-philosopher Anaximanders’ ideas about conceptual abstraction, contains a set of free improvisations and open compositions revolving around the idea of the indefinite; the nature of improvisation, structures that exist but are only hinted at, the space between sounds. Tumi Árnason's latest release is Hlýnun (2021), a piece that addresses our current existential threat, the climate crisis, through free jazz and experimental improvisation

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Ingi Bjarni Skúlason

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Ingi Bjarni Skúlason is an Icelandic pianist/composer of considerable distinction and finesse, creatively seeking to shun boundaries in style or genre. He builds collaborations that challenge and excite, including projects with friends and colleagues in the Scandinavian countries he has lived in. His works are informed by jazz tradition, Nordic folksong and electronica. His own folk music of sorts.

His first two albums – Skarkali (2015) and Fundur (2018) – invited listeners into spacial freedom and vibrant expression of a piano trio. Tenging (2019) expands horizons further with a sparkling quintet (trumpet, guitar, piano, bass and drums). Lessons (2021) is a solo piano album with piano music in an undefined style. In the quintet album Farfuglar (2023), his quintet’s collective impressions of flight and abandon positively connect us with a panoply of atmospheres from which to soar in our imaginations.

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Marína Ósk

Born and raised in Keflavík, Iceland, Marína Ósk started playing music at an early age when her mother handed her a recorder at the age of 2 and a half. After years of studying classical flute, Marína found her passion for jazz and started focusing on singing. She was accepted into the Jazz vocal department at the Conservatory of Amsterdam and graduated from there in 2017 with a BA in Jazz Vocals. In 2021 she graduated from the Royal College of Music in Stockholm with a Master's degree in Jazz performance.

Her musical idols include Chet Baker, Paul Desmond, Billie Holiday, Blossom Dearie and Lester Young and her favorite musical flavours include melodic vocal jazz from the 50's and the 60's, West Coast Jazz and lyrical improvisers from that era. 


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