Skarkali Trio
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Skarkali Trio

Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Reykjavík, Capital Region, Iceland | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Band Jazz Folk


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"European Jazz Network General Assembly 2013"

The Icelandic piano-trio Skarkali (Ingi Bjarni, p, Valdimar Olgeirsson, b, Óskar Kjartansson, dr) had to face maybe the biggest challenge by adopting this classical format. Apparently the threesome chose to work its way through in a classical way. It reached a respectable level with moments of beautiful melodicism and has still a way to go. - All About Jazz


Still working on that hot first release.



Skarkali Trio is an Icelandic jazz-trio founded in 2013. The members have played together on various occasions/settings after meeting each other at F.Í.H. School of Music. The trio plays compositions by Ingi Bjarni the piano player but with the elegant bass playing of Valdimar and the energetic drumming of Óskar, the music is brought to another level!

Although the Icelandic word skarkali means loud noises, their music is not necessarily so. With their different personal characteristics, Skarkali trio explores melancholic melodies, happy harmonies androck rhythms in their own way.

Skarkali Trio has released it's first album titled Skarkali that consists of nine originals in diverse „jazz“ arrangements. The recordings were made in Amsterdam in February 2015 since two of the band members live in the Netherlands.

Skarkali has performed twice at Reykjavík Jazz Festival (2013 and 2014) as well as they represented Iceland in Young Nordic Jazz Comets 2013. In the summer of 2014 they toured the Faroe Islands as a part of the Summartónar concert series

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