For the last 30 years, Björn has been one of Iceland’s foremost jazz guitarists and has released a number of critically acclaimed albums. Björn has performed with some of the leading jazz musicians in Europe and America, including Niels-Henning Örsted Pedersen, Nigel Kennedy, Alex Riel, Philip Catherine, Didier Lockwood, Sylvain Luc, Jörgen Svare, Leni Stern, Steve Kirby, James Carter, Larry Coryell, P.J .Perry, Prudence Johnson, Ben Perowsky, Doug Raney and many others.
In 2002, Björn was honored by being elected Official Artist of his hometown, Gardabaer. He has also won several Icelandic Music Awards, including “Jazz Performer of the Year” in 2003, and “Best Jazz Composition” in 2005 for his song Cold Front.
Björn has toured all over Europe, North-America and Asia, and has performed in some of the world’s most respected jazz venues, such as New York’s Lincoln Center and Dizzy’s Coca Cola Club among others.
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