In November 2011, UNESCO officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe.
The annual Big Band Marathon
The annual Big Band Marathon of the Reykjavik Big Band will take place for the 21st time. The band invites all of Iceland’s big bands to visit at Harpa. Each band plays for 30 minutes. Youth and senior citizens, amateurs and hardened professionals playing for each other and all of you! The marathon takes place from 12 pm – 4:30 pm in Flói. Free admittance.
Kristjan Stefáns Quartet
Kristjana Stefáns, vocals
Ómar Guðjónsson, guitar
Tómas R. Einarsson, bass
Kristofer Rodriguez Svönuson, drums
The beloved singer and jazz diva Kristjana Stefáns will perform with her quartet a range of jazz standards on the occasion of the International Jazz Day. The concert takes place in Björtuloft at 9 pm and tickets can be purchased here.