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  • Jazz trio from Iceland to perform tonight, June 19, in Newark

  • Jazz pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs and her trio are stopping in Delaware during their North American tour. "All About Jazz" included the trio's last album, "Distilled," it in its list of 12 Best Albums of 2013.
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  • The Sunna Gunnlaugs Trio from Iceland will be performing tonight, June 19, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek, 579 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark. Showtime is 7:30pm
    Tickets are $18 at the door.
    Jazz pianist Sunna Gunnlaugs and her trio are stopping in Delaware during their North American tour which includes performances at the Rochester International Jazz Festital, Seattle Art Museum, and Nordic Jazz Festival in Washington, D.C.
    Gunnlaugs has been described as a pianist who combines elements of American and European concepts. Her trio's sound is open and transparent, while at the same time rhythmic and flowing, with the emphasis always on melody.
    The trio (Sunna Gunnlaugs - piano, Þorgrímur Jónsson - bass, Scott McLemore - drums) was named the 2013 Official Band of Reykjavik, and their latest album, Distilled, was nominated in four categories for the Icelandic Music Awards. All About Jazz included it in its list of 12 Best Albums of 2013 and the NYC blog JazzWrap named it Album of the Year.
    The trio has been featured on major jazz festivals in the United States and Europe, and last year performed two sold out shows at the Kennedy Center's jazz club in Washington, D.C., as part of their Nordic Cool series. They have been performing mostly in Europe recently and this is a rare opportunity to get out and hear a world-class piano trio in an intimate setting.

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