Reyk­javik Big Band

The Reykjavik Big Band has always endeavoured to seek varied projects. In addition to new music, both domestic and foreign, the band has performed historical programmes connected to individual composers and bands.

The Reykjavik Big Band was founded in February 1992 and enjoys a long and rich history. The main driving force behind the creation of the band was Sæbjörn Jónsson, who was also the band’s main conductor until the year 2000. The Reykjavik Big Band has always endeavoured to seek varied projects. In addition to new music, both domestic and foreign, the band has performed historical programmes connected to individual composers and bands. It has also fostered extensive and successful collaborations with many singers from the Icelandic pop world.

The Reykjavik Big Band has received rave reviews for its performances. The band won the Icelandic Music Award in 2005 as best jazz performers of the year and in 2011 for jazz album of the year. The Big Band has released five albums under its own name, in addition to recording several albums with other artists, such as Bubbi Morthens and the Sálin band.

The Reykjavik Big Band is sponsored by the City of Reykjavík and the Icelandic Music Fund.

Visit the Reykjavik Big Band at www.reykjavikbigband.com