This summer Scandinavia House hosts performances from some of Scandinavia’s most talented young jazz musicians, composers, and singers over five consecutive Thursdays, June 23 through July 21. All Summer Jazz concerts will be preceded by a reception on the Volvo Hall terrace starting at 6 PM.

Thorleif & Colescott is an Icelandic-American harmonica and bass duo that captivates audiences with their playful performances and humorous approach to early jazz and blues.

About Thorleif Davidsson

Thorleif Davidsson is an Icelandic harmonica player originally drawn to the diatonic harmonica through the blues tradition. He soon discovered that it was possible to play all musical genres on the instrument and, through his constant search for improvement, has developed a unique sound.

Davidsson has been prominent in the Icelandic and Norwegian music scenes since an early age and has performed with Victor Wooten, Bob Margolin, Knut Reiersrud, Tómas R. Einarsson, Mugison, Georg Riedel, and many more. He is currently based in Boston and studies at Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship.  He is the first student in Berklee’s history to study the diatonic harmonica as a principal instrument.

About Colescott Rubin

Colescott Rubin is an upright bassist from Portland, Oregon. A jazz aficionado since a young age, he has performed with some of the greatest contemporary jazz bassists including Esperanza Spalding, Terence Blanchard, Terrell Stafford, Chuck Israels, and Charmaine Neville.

He aspires to become a consummate entertainer, creating not just musical events, but memorably uplifting performances for his audiences. He currently studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he was awarded the Presidential Scholarship. There he directs the Colescott Rubin Family Band, an 11 piece swing dance ensemble, in which he plays bass and sings.



Image by Louise Bichan

THURSDAYS—6-23 THROUGH 7-21-2016—7 PM
Pre-concert reception—6 PM
$15 ($10 ASF Members)
Series pass $60 ($45 ASF Members)