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Hróðmar Sigurðsson

The guitarist Hróðmar Sigurðsson (IS) graduated from the FÍH Music School in 2017. Since then he has worked as a musician and played music with various musicians in all genres e.g. Ife Tolentino, Elísabet Ormslev, Teitur Magnússon, Elísabet Eyþórsdóttir, Ingibjörg Turchi and others. He has also played in bands in shows in theaters.

Since the year 2020, Hróðmar has operated his band which consists of active musicians in the Icelandic music scene and has performed in Mengi and Bryggjujazz. Songs and arrangements are in Hróðmar's hands, but with the band a world of sound has developed that revolves around the electric guitar and neatly intertwined brass arrangements and you can hear inspiration from various musical genres. The concert at Jazzhátíð Reykjavíkur is the release concert of Hróðmar's first album and it is released by Reykjavik Record Shop. The album was recorded in Sundlaugin studio in spring and autumn of 2020, Birgir Jón Birgisson was in charge of recording, Kjartan Kjartansson mixed and mastered and the album cover was designed by Þórdís Erla Zoega.

Hróðmar Sigurðsson : electric guitar
Ingibjörg Elsa Turchi : electric bass
Magnús Jóhann Ragnarsson : hammond organ / keyboard
Magnús Trygvason Eliassen : drums
Kristofer Rodriguez Svönuson : percussion
Elvar Bragi Kristjónsson : trumpet / flugelhorn
Tumi Árnason : tenor saxophone
Ingi Garðar Erlendsson : trombone


Ludvig Kári Quartet (IS/US)

Ludvig Kári Quartet returns to Reykjavík Jazz Festival 2021 with Rákir (Contrails), a new cd packed with original jazz fusion compositions inspired by jet contrails in the northern toposphere.

The quartet comprises some of Iceland´s finest jazz musicians together and will perform material from the new CD as well as even newer compositions at the festival. The quartet performed previously at the Reykjavík Jazz Festival in 2019 to a great reception.

Ludvig Kári Forberg (IS) : vibraphone
Phil Doyle (US) : saxophones
Stefán Ingólfsson (IS) : bass
Einar Scheving (IS) : drums