A new blogpost has been due for a long time. I do have a very good excuse for my absence. I've been putting together a new CD release with my trio and yesterday I launched a campaign on Kickstarter. Yay! (read more…)
October 22, 2011 2:39 pm | Filed under: Music | Comments (0)
Tags: albums, kickstarter, Long Pair Bond, Scott McLemore, Þorgrímur Jónsson
June 14, 2010 3:35 pm | Filed under: Music | Comments (0)
Tags: Jazz Session, kickstarter, The Dream
There is so much going on right now. I'm ecstatic to announce that we reached our Kickstarter goal with the help of 64 generous and wonderful people. I am expecting copies of my new CD "The Dream" today and tomorrow I leave for a short US tour. The CD will be available for order here on June 17th or if you are in the Baltimore area you could come get your own copy at An Die Musik that evening or any of the following performances.
Today I am very fortunate to be featured on The Jazz Session with Jason Crane. I love the teaser that he sent out on Twitter. "Which Icelandic pianist got into jazz through Kool and The Gang?" That's right! I was a Kool and The Gang fan and you can hear me talk about that in this interview and also hear samples from the new CD. Download The Jazz Session podcast or just listen to it online here.
May 16, 2010 11:06 pm | Filed under: Music | Comments (0)
Tags: albums, kickstarter, listeners, promotion
I am totally thrilled to be about to release a new album called 'The Dream.' It was recorded in New York last year and features Loren Stillman on sax, Eivind Opsvik on bass and Scott McLemore on drums. I have launched a very exciting project that I am calling "Making The Dream a Reality". I am inviting people to participate in the stages preceding the actual release which is scheduled on June 17th (Iceland's Independence Day). I have set up a page on kickstarter.com which is a funding tool for creative projects. Anyone with an amazon account can pledge an amount to pre-purchase the CD, receive unique rewards and help me pay the bills.
The most basic reward is downloading the CD (in any format) while I think the most extravagant ones might be commissioning a youtube video cover of any tune, or hosting a house concert. I am also offering a photo diary w/ CD featuring select live tracks from this year's performances. (read more…)