Ingi Bjarni Trio - EPK

blend of folksy, tuneful accessibility and sparky, creative unpredictability. - London Jazz News
Tracks from upcoming album Fragile Magic:
About the trio and the upcoming album:

Ingi Bjarni Trio brings together three active musicians from Iceland and the Faroe Islands. Joining Ingi Bjarni, whose full name is Ingi Bjarni Skúlason (pronunciation), are Bárður Reinert Poulsen from the Faroe Islands on double bass, and Icelandic drummer Magnús Trygvason Eliassen. The trio has performed at festivals like Nordic Jazz Comets, Jazzahead (club night), VetrarJazz, Copenhagen Jazz Festival, Reykjavík Jazz Festival, and more. Ingi Bjarni Trio was nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards as jazz performer of the year in 2018!

The source of music is mysterious. It’s like a hidden language that composers and musicians seek to unveil. Their task is to decode these glimpses of melodies and transform them into something understandable – into music. But to truly understand and tap into this source, one needs magic. When at their best, musicians are like wizards working with this substance, which is often elusive. This perspective on music creation was the inspiration for the album ‘Fragile Magic’ – which will be the sixth album by Ingi Bjarni, and his third trio album, set to be released in Spring 2024.

Press highlights for previous trio albums, Fundur (2018) and Skarkali (2015)

“Ingi Bjarni Skúlason fluidly melds the extreme landscapes of his native Iceland with an innate, resilient melodicism that shifts willfully within the body of his music like a slideshow of the wild Icelandic terrain.” – All About Jazz

..a particular diligence, an endeavor for relevance, and a restful sound makes listening a pleasure…Here is a good piano trio from Iceland“ (translated) – Jazzthetik 

“So although achieving prominence in the acoustic jazz piano trio arena can be a challenge, here the co-ordination of propulsion, contemplation and memorable hook is delivered with panache to a receptive ear.”  – London Jazz News

“..there is boldness and confidence within their power, unexpected harmonic and melodious streets. Magic, slow and melodious splendor all strive for an escape from reality! Wonderful lyricism! (translated) – Skjazz.sk 

“This is Nordic jazz of the most beautiful kind. Ingi Bjarni uses his sense of lyricism to create melodies, where the Nordic jazz language is as warm and comfortable as a hot spring in Iceland.” (translated) – Jazznyt 

Contact

Ingi Bjarni Skúlason: ingibjarni@ingibjarni.com

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