Gulli Gudmundsson, born in Iceland in 1971 plays double bass since an early age. After attending music school in his homeland, he moved to the Netherlands and enrolled at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague in 1993 where he studied with Jacques Schols, Frans van der Hoeven en Hein van de Geyn. Graduating in 1999 he quickly assimilated into the Dutch jazz scene, playing with most prominent players and appearing on more than 40 records.
He has toured to in about every European country and as well in Asia, Africa, North- and South America, and played on festivals such as North Sea Jazz Festival Rotterdam, Jarasum South Korea, Tokyo Jazz Festival, Hong Kong Jazz Festival and Belgrade Jazz Festival to name a few.
In 2005 he joined Eric Vloeimans Gatecrash, whose record ‘Gatecrashing’ won the prestigious Edison awards in 2007.
Gulli also plays with the Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet and which won the prestigious Dutch Edison awards for Best Jazz Record in 2016 (Desire, Challenge Records) and Best Jazz Record in 2017 (Goldbrun, Challenge Records).
Gulli is a member of the Wolfert Brederode Trio, which recorded ‘Black Ice’ for the prestigious ECM label in 2016, which was received with universal acclaim from a global audience.
He writes and produces his own music under the name Binary Orchid. The CD ‘Radioactivity’ appeared in 2006 featuring Arve Henriksen on Trumpet.
Gulli taught main subject Double Bass at the Conservatory of Antwerpen from 2003 to 2006, and teaches at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague since 2018.