Born: June 5, 1973
Einar Scheving is a drummer/composer from Iceland. He started playing jazz and rock music professionally at the age of fifteen and soon became one of the country's foremost drummers. Einar has been gaining considerable attention for his compositional vision and is a three-time winner of the Icelandic Music Awards, including two for Best Album of the Year: Cycles in 2008 and Land Mins Fodur (The Land of My Father) in 2012. Both albums have received rave reviews and sold remarkably well. Einar is a mainstay on the Icelandic music scene, playing and recording with many of the country’s foremost artists.
Three-time winner of the Icelandic Music Awards:
Best Jazz Composition, 2007 for "Lif"
Best Jazz Album, 2008 for "Cycles"
Special Jury Price, 2012. (Best Album, Open Category) for "Land Mins Fodur (The
Land of My Father)"
Land Mins Fodur (The Land of My Father), 2011: “one of the most beautiful
albums released in the Nordic countries in modern times. An album that
captures Iceland's soul... ***** Jan Gradvall, Dagens Industri, Sweden
Cycles, 2007: This is pure art, in which one has the feeling of disappearing into
a dream world where only beauty exists.” ***** Vernhardur Linnet (Iceland’s most
notable jazz critic).