Trio Nor

Pikk Nikk Concert series


The guitar duet DUO NOR has been in existence for 13 years and given many concerts, including concerts at Reykjavík Jazz Festival, Living Room Concerts on Gljúfrasteinn (in 2009) and in Westman Islands and beyond, always with positive response. New member Jon Rafnsson bassist joined (Omar and Jakob) the duet in autumn 2014. This reinforcement provides a new and very enjoyable touch and now they operate under the name Trio Nor.
Jazz standards by Henry Mancini, Horace Silver, Errol Garner and Antonio Carlos Jobim, and others in likeable arrangements. The style is often in latin but you can also hear influences from classical music and jazz music. Most often electric guitars are used in jazz but by using a classical guitar, they bring a pleasurable sound and a special atmosphere. The trio puts a lot of work in exposure.
Ómar Einarsson (Iceland) studied both classical guitar and jazz guitar in the jazz faculty in The FÍH music school and graduated in 1990. He has attended courses in America, including some with John Abercrombi. He has also played with many of the best known jazz players in Iceland.
Jakob Hagedorn-Olsen (Denmark) is an educated guitar player and teacher. He graduated from The Det kongelige danske musikkonservatorium and Danish Conservatorium of Music in 1986. He moved to Iceland in 1996 and studied jazz guitar at The FIH Music School.
Jon Rafnsson (Iceland) studied classical music at Sigursveinn D. Kristinsson´s music school and continued his double bass studies with Thorvald Fredin in Stockholm. He is also a qualified music teacher with a degree from the Stockholm Institute of Musicpedagogy (SMI) He has been very active in the Icelandic music scene since he moved back to Iceland again.

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