Icelandic pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs bridges the Brooklyn-Reykjavík jazz devide, combining the elegance of the European approach with a fiery New York drive.
The Washington Post described it, “such timeless virtues as lyricism and grace… elegantly bridges soul-searching passages with uncluttered swing.” Her quartet allows full expressive range. Fresh and bright, hear why Time Out NY says Sunna “is proof that jazz is as much a part of the picture as the pop of Björk or SigurRos.”
Sunna has found a way to make music that people on both sides of the Atlantic can relate to. Her own charming brand of romantic lyricism riding atop a driving American rhythm section appeals to jazzers and non-jazzers alike. Highly influenced by such American pianists as Bill Evans and Keith Jarrett, and Scandinavians like Bobo Stenson, “Gunnlaugs proves that jazz can have a wider appeal without losing integrity” – All About Jazz