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Stína Ágústsdóttir Quartet

Stína Ágústsdóttir is one of Iceland’s favorite jazz singers, who was nominated as artist of the year at this year’s Icelandic music awards. She has released albums such as Jazz á Íslensku (2016), Hjörtun okkar jóla (2019), The Whale (2021), that have all received rave reviews.

Stina is currently residing in Stockholm, Sweden and has in the last few years worked with some of the country’s foremost musicians. For this occasion, she’s joining bass wonder Henrik Linder (Dirty Loops), rising star Mikael Máni Ásmundsson on guitar and one of Iceland’s most popular drummers, Magnús Trygvason Eliassen.

The group will be playing a mix of original songs and arrangements from Stina’s previous releases, jazz standards with a twist and will also be premiering a couple of songs from Stina’s upcoming album that was recently recorded.

Stína Ágústsdóttir (IS) : voice
Henrik Linder (SE) : bass
Mikael Máni Ásmundsson (IS) : guitar
Magnús Trygvason Eliassen (IS) : drums


Family Band (UK)

Comprising four long-term collaborators and friends (thus the ‘family’ tag), the band takes as its starting point the freewheeling music of those musicians who, back in the 1960s, were at the forefront of the free jazz revolution, but whose opening up of jazz’s constraints is now recognised as not a break from the past but an integral part of the music’s development. So the Family Band doesn’t recreate the work of Ornette Coleman and others, but shares its powerful and freewheeling momentum – moments of fierce intensity, introspection and the blues all combining into an emotionally complex and often cathartic whole.

‘One of the best modern jazz groups performing at the moment’ – Bebop Spoken Here

‘You simply HAVE to get to see them – you won’t be disappointed’ – Martin Powell, JATP

‘They were fantastic’ – Chris Philips, JazzFM

‘What a revelation – exciting group, gradually revealing more and more depth and thrilling the audience to the very end’ – Blow The Fuse, The Vortex

Kim Macari (UK) : trumpet
Riley Stone-Lonergan (IE) : tenor saxophone
Tom Rivière (UK) : double bass
Steve Hanley (UK) : drums