Kristjana Stefánsdóttir has been a leading lady for years in the Icelandic Jazz/Improv Scene. She graduated Cum Laude from the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague in the Netherlands in the spring of 2000. Kristjana’s first album, Ég verð heima um jólin (I'll be home for Christmas), with the Kristjana Stefáns Quartet and guest singer such as Emiliana Torrini, was released in 1996, and she has since made recordings as a soloist and as a guest performer, and makes regular appearances in radio, on television and in concerts.
The last years she has done some crossover in her art as a musical director, composer and actress. She performs regularly with The Reykjavik Big Band, a band with guest conductors such as Bob Mintzer, Frank Foster, Daniel Nolgard, Maria Schneider and Ole Kock Hansen. Her concerts have been recorded and broadcasted for the National Radio in Iceland and other European Radio stations. Kristjana has given concerts in Europe, USA and Japan.
She lives and works in Reykjavík, Iceland.