Harpa has become the pre-eminent showcase for the performing arts in Iceland and in its relatively short existence it has hosted world class acts. On Saturday night the Joshua Redman Quartet wowed the audience with an energetic concert that brought everyone to their feet. The Quartet opened with its own version of George Gershwin’s Summertime. He followed with a broad range of pieces composed by Redman and members of his quartet and even a piece by the greatest composer of all--Johann Sebastian Bach.
While jazz’s roots are American, we are delighted to see it embraced the world over and enhanced by contributions from practically every culture. We are very proud to once again support the Reykjavik Jazz Festival and to bring to Iceland music that brings our people together.