On the 9th of June the debut album of the Mikael Mani Trio will be celebrated with a concert in Harpa.
This complete artistic interpretation of Mikael Máni is an inspiring mental chess game that brings a fresh air to the jazz scene. He is an instrumentalist that loves lyrics and jazz, and combines the intellectuality of a composer and the honesty of a singer-songwriter.
Mikael is a young jazz guitarist that found inspiration reading Bobby Fischer‘s biography, and basis his debut album on a fictional interpretation of Bobby‘s life in original songs that each captures an element of human nature.
The trio consists of 3 Icelandic musicians all of a different generation. Skúli Sverisson plays on bass and Magnús Trygvason Elíassen plays on drums and vibraphone. The music is in its core jazz but there are also influences from many other genres like post rock and film music, a little bit like if Bill Evans would have listened to Sigur Rós.
Pianist Lilja María Ásmundsdóttir will do a warm up act where she will play a piece by composer John Cage. The piece is based on a painting he did of a chess board.
The concert is sponsored by Ýlir.