Meraki Trio consists of Rósa Guðrún Sveinsdóttir (baritone saxophone and flute), Sara Mjöll Magnúsdóttir (piano) and Þórdís Gerður Jónsdóttir (cello). They have been active since 2018, performing several times in Freyjujazz concert series at the National Gallery of Iceland as well as at various other venues. Unconventional instrumentation gives the trio the chance to approach arrangements and improvisation from many different angles.
Meraki trio performs original music as well as putting their own spin on music by various artist.
They are currently working on their first album with original music.
Rósa Guðrún Sveinsdóttir: flute, baritone sax
Sara Mjöll Magnúsdóttir: piano
Þórdís Gerður Jónsdóttir: cello
Pianist Agnar Már Magnússon covers the Icelandic musician heritage, mixed with original music. The trio also includes Agnar, Valdimar Kolbeinn Sigurjónsson on double bass and Matthías Hemstock on drums.
The trio has been collaborating intermittently since 2007, when Agnar released his CD, Láð which was well recieved and has been in demand ever since. There Agnar used national themes and rhymes to make new music. Here, this idea is continued and taken further. Icelandic folk songs and rhyme music are quite a treasure and from them new and progressive ideas can be derived.
Agnar Már Magnússon: piano
Valdimar Kolbeinn Sigurjónsson: double bass
Matthías Hemstock: drums
Stefán Jón Bernharðsson: horn
Frank Hammarin: horn
Asbjørn Ibsen Bruun: horn
Nimrod Ron: tuba