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Gulli Gudmundsson Jazz

Biographie Gulli Gudmundsson

Gulli Gudmundsson was born in Iceland in 1971 and moved to The Netherlands in 1993. In The Hague he studied jazz double bass with Jaques Schols, Hein van de Geyn and Frans van der Hoefen and finished a master’s degree in 1999.

Gulli has played at the North Sea Jazz festival several times and had appearances in many European countries as well as in Colombia, Canada, and Thailand. He took part in several competitions with the Zenker-Kappe Quartet and won the 1st price in the Dutch Jazz Competition in 1997, the 1st price in the XXIII. International Jazz Competition for Groups 1999 in Getxo, Spain and the 1st price in the Dutch Jazz Competition 1995 with the DiLiberto-Gesing Quartet.

Currently he plays with Eric Vloeimans, the Natasza Kurek Group, Sanna van Vliet Quartet, Otterloo Project, and others. He also has an own band, Binary Orchid, that focuses on his compositions and free improvisation. Since autumn 2003, Gulli teaches at the Royal Flemish Conservatory in Antwerpen.