Mikael Máni Ásmundsson is a young jazz guitarist who has earned a good reputation in Iceland and the Netherlands as a guitarist and composer. He will release his debut solo album, Bobby, in May 2019 but his trio consists of Skúli Sverisson on bass and Magnús Trygvason Elíassen on drums and vibraphone. Before that, he has only released albums as a co-leader but his album Beint Heim with the duet Marína & Mikael was nominated as jazz album of the year 2017 at the Icelandic Music Awards.
Mikael was born in 1995 into a family of musicians and music lovers. His father runs a record label and a record shop and his mother sent him and his 2 older sisters to music school at a very young age. He studied with some of the greatest jazz musicians in Iceland from the ages of 16-18. After that, he moved to the Netherlands where he finished his Bachelor studies in 2018 from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam under the mentorship of Jesse van Ruller.
He’s currently situated in Stockholm, whilst keeping Amsterdam and Reykjavík as a second home.