Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians
GunnlaugsdUttir, Sunna; b. Reykjavik, Iceland, 11May 1970. Her father is Gunnlaugur Arnorsson (b. 1930) and her mother is Sofia Thorarensen (b. 1939). Her brothers are Eidur Th. Gunnlaugsson (b. 1959) and Orn Gunnlaugsson (b. 1962).
Residing in Brooklyn, she has toured the US, Canada (Montreal, Toronto, Victoria and Vancouver jazz Festivals), Europe, appeared in Tokyo and frequently brings bands over to Iceland.
Fagra verold (2002)
2003 performance on National Television in Iceland with vocalist Kristjana Stefansdottir.
2004 performance on National Television in Iceland with saxophonist Loren Stillman, bassist Eivind Opsvik and drummer Scott McLemore
Independent Weekly (Durham NC), September 17, 2003 "Cold Keys - Iceland's Sunna Gunnlaugs heats up the international jazz scene" - Finn Cohen
Jazz Podium, Germany, Nr 10 October 2003, year 52 "Islandisch-amerikanische Impressionen, Sunna Gunnlaugs" - Hans-Jurgen von Osterhausen
Reviews and mentions in:
Village Voice, Time Out New York, All About Jazz, Cadence Magazine, Ottawa Citizen, Jazz Podium, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Stereo (Germany),
Concerto (Austria), Jazzman, Piano Le Magazine (France)