Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band plus JIB@JazzFest: Lisbeth Quartett

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Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band

Samúel Jón Samúelsson * born in the 70’s * raised in the 80’s * does not remember the 90’s * started playing the piano when he was 10 but quit to pick up the trumpet at age of 12. As it turned out, the music school didn´t have enough trumpets so they gave him an old cornet which he turned in a half year later and swaped it for a trombone. After high school, Samuel began playing in various bands, ranging from jazz, disco and easy listening to rock and funk. In spring 2000, Samuel gratuated from FIH School of Music where he also worked as a teacher for a while. This was a prosperous year for Samuel, since along with his graduation, he received the Icelandic Music Awards and lead his own 17 piece big band at the Reykjavik Jazz Festival. Apart from working with the funk unit Jaguar, Samuel has worked as an arranger and session man for various Icelandic artists such as Sigur Rós, Stuðmenn, Sálin, Reykjavík Big Band, Trabant, Mezzoforte and Tómas R. Einarsson. His work can be found on many albums as well as films. Samuel is also a DJ in cafe’s and bars/clubs in and around Reykjavik.

Lisbeth Quartett

Charlotte Greve saxophone
Manuel Schmiedel piano
Tim Schäfer bass
Moritz Baumgärtner drums

Samúel Jón Samúelsson Big Band

Davið Þór Jónsson keyboards
Ómar Gudðjónsson guitar
Helgi Helgason drums
Ingi Skúlason bass
Haukur Gröndal alto sax
Ingimar Andersen alto sax
Óskar Guðjónsson tenor sax
Steinar Sigurðarson tenor sax
Ragnar Árni Ágústsson baritone sax
Kjartan Hákonarson trumpet
Ívar Guðmundsson trumpet
Eiríkur Stefánsson trumpet
Jóhannes Þorleiksson trumpet
Samúel Jón Samúelsson trombone, percussion, commandante
Valdimar Guðmundsson trombone
Eythór Kolbeins trombone
Leifur Jónsson trombone

In cooperation with Jazz Institute Berlin