Akureyri Big Band Holds Debut Concert

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Akureyri Big Band Holds Debut Concert

The Akureyri Big Band will hold its debut concert at the local venue Graeni Hatturinn tomorrow evening as part of the Akureyri International Music Festival (AIM), which takes place for the fourth time this year during the long Whitsun weekend.

The Akureyri Big Band was founded this spring by local musicians and music enthusiasts. The conductor is saxophone player Alberto Carmona, who moved to Akureyri last fall to teach at the local music school and wanted to take advantage of his long experience with big bands, according to a Kimi Records press release.

The AIM festival kicks off tonight when Icelandic reggae band Hjálmar and the young guns of Retro Stefson will play at Graeni Hatturinn. The winners of the AIM band competition, Buxnaskjónar, will also perform on the occasion.

Both concerts begin at 9 pm and tickets for each event cost ISK 2,500 (USD 20, EUR 14).

Click here to read more about the AIM festival.