Arni

Arni

Full house on KEX!

Full house on KEX!

We had a great time playing on Kex Hostel on Tuesday night. The house was crowded with jazzlovers of all ages and we all had great fun playing. At the beginning of the gig I had trouble with one note on my Rhodes, and lo and behold, we had the #1 Rhodes specialist in Europe […]

I will be hosting a night on KEX hostel with a quartet next Tuesday.

Next Tuesday, the 26th, I will be hosting a jazz-night where I will be getting three wonderful players to join me in playing a blend of new music and standards. I will be playing Rhodes and keyboards, and then we will have Jóel Pálsson on saxophone. Straight from Berlin, we get my “frændi” Daniel Friðrik […]

A lunch-concert coming up with Kristjana Stefánsdóttir, 22nd March!

A lunch-concert coming up with Kristjana Stefánsdóttir, 22nd March!

The great Icelandic jazz-singer, Kristjana Stefánsdóttir, and I will give a concert in Víðistaðakirkja, in Hafnarfjörður which is a small town near Reykjavik. We will do a blend of psalms and jazz standards together. Originally became friends back in 1997 when we studied together in Holland, and then we have played together occasionally since then. […]

What is a jazz-pianist doing conducting Oratorios?

What is a jazz-pianist doing conducting Oratorios?

Well, as someone that has been enamored with baroque music since childhood, I find it amazingly gratifying to be soon standing on the conductors podium with 50 people singing and 16 people in an orchestra performing Gloria by Antonio Vivaldi (RV 589) and Kleine Orgelmesse by Joseph Haydn. This idea sprung forth last spring when […]

I just ended two recording days for my new album!

Hey y´all, I just ended two days of recording for my new album. Yay! We recorded in Víðistaðakirkja, and I had my new trio with me, Þorgrímur Jónsson and Scott McLemore on drums. I had a great time working on my music, and now, I must say I am a bit tired.I look forward to […]

Look for me on Safnanótt in Listasafn Sigurjóns on February 8th

Look for me on Safnanótt in Listasafn Sigurjóns on February 8th

In the Northern part of Reykjavik, just on the shore, there is a wonderful art museum with sculptures by Sigurjón Ólafsson. On “Safnanótt” – which is an evening where all the museums in Reykjavik are open late and people can wonder between them for free – I will be playing my music on the wonderful […]

Going to jail!

Going to jail!

Today, Gissur Páll and I played a gig at Litla-Hraun which is the biggest jail in Iceland, housing about 90 prisoners. We played in a small indoor handball-court that smelled car wax since it is used to clean cars during the day. The piano was really crappy but that didn´t really matter because this was […]

Playing a concert at Ung Nordisk Music in Reykjavik.

I will be performing at Ung Nordisk Music Festival in Reykjavik, with a very short notice, to perform a piece by Mathias Monrad Möller called Ich seh sie, sobald ich im Vorraum steh, for Bariton, Piano and tape. This is quite a challenge but will be fun to do. For those interested the performance will […]

Gissur Páll and I are on tour!

Gissur Páll and I are on tour!

The great tenor of Iceland, Gissur Páll Gissurarson and I, have been booking a tour around Iceland. We have a program made up of mostly Icelandic songs, but then a few italian songs will slide into the program as a spice to the freshness of the Icelandic song. Here are the tour dates for us […]

Icelandic Music Awards

The record Mæri was today nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards. On 13 March we will see if it gets the price! That would just be awsome!