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Helgi Jonsson (ICL)
    Saturday February 18, 2012 8:00pm - 8:30pm @ Herr Nilsen / Østkanten bluesklubb
    Icelandic artist Helgi Jonsson started his unconventional journey in music when he picked up the trombone at the age of 7, but already at 5 he proclaimed he wanted to be a “pop singer”. Today, a critically acclaimed singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist, not many people would call Jonsson’s music “pop”, with its great wide landscapes of contrasts, sharp edges and big emotions, yet it’s evident that he is an artist with a strong ear for catchy melodies and a will to embrace and touch a broad audience. He studied classical music at the Reykjavik Conservatory of Music and later at the University of the Arts in Graz, Austria. Here he started digging into contemporary music and the world of jazz and improvisation. The beginning of the millennium saw the birth of Jonsson as a singer and songwriter, now accompanying himself on guitar and piano. While nurturing his own project and sound, Helgi Jonsson has been a treasured sideman, touring the world with Danish Tina Dico, Faeroese Teitur and fellow Icelanders Sigur Rós. He has recorded and performed with artists such as Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, Ane Brun, Wildbirds & Peacedrums, Amiina, Funkstörung, Dzihan & Kamien, Tom Jones, Múm, Philipp Poisel and many others. Helgi Jonsson’s eclectic new solo album ”Big Spring” was released in September 2011.
    Type Live

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