Ari Bragi Karason – Trumpet, flugelhorn.
Icelandic trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Ari Kárason has established himself as an exceptional performer within the jazz scene in Iceland and New York. Born in 1989, Ari Kárason began his music studies at the age of 7. Ari studied trumpet at Seltjarnarnes Music School and later classical and jazz studies at F.Í.H. Music School. In 2013 he graduated with honor from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York. Ari quickly became well established in Iceland and in 2011 he was awarded as the most promising artists of the year in all categories at The Icelandic Music Awards. Ari’s musicianship is noteworthy and has been characterised with his personal sound and melodic improvisation where he has proved as a commanding soloist. His tone is centered in the jazz scene where he has established himself within the genres of jazz, big band, pop, rock, electronic and hip-hop music.
Being at the forefront of the Icelandic music scene for some years now he is working more and more abroad with his own international band called “MELISMETIQ” (Shai Maestro – Arthur Hnatek – Rick Rosato) and have they been following up their first album and working on another one.
In addition to a flourishing music career is Ari also an award-winning athlete and holds the Icelandic record over the 100m sprint as well as being the team captain for that Icelandic national team in Track and Field.