Wednesday, August 22, 2012

American Jazz in Iceland

We always look forward to the Reykjavik Jazz Festival as it brings a broad range of performers and composers of America’s best known art form: Jazz. Last night we attended Deborah Davis’s wonderful concert at Kaldalón in Harpa and were immediately absorbed by her cheerful personality and fantastic voice. Her interpretations of Abbey Lincoln’s “When There is Love” and her poem ‘The Kiss’ were indeed memorable. We look forward to the performance by Jim Black´s ‘Alas No Axis,’ Ari Bragi Kárason´s collaboration with New York´s "Melismetiq," Jack Magnet´s performance that features American guitarist Paul Brown, the tribute to the music of American Jazz pianist Lennie Tristano, the 17- piece brass ‘What Cheer? Brigade’ from Providence, Rhode Island, Quintett Scott McLemore’s concert, the homage to Glenn Miller’s music, and the performance by American guitarist Bill Frisell. You can find the time and location of these performances at: