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NEW VIDEO! In episode 8 of the 9-part documentary 'Exploring 'Green Man', we meet Swedish up-and-coming neo-soul singer Matilda Gratte, who wowed Swedish television viewers as a strong contestant of Swedish Idol in the fall of 2014! Gratte talks about her path in music, how it has taken her to the United States as well as the United Kingdom, and how she ultimately got to work with the Funky Swedes! We learn about Gratte's work on the song 'We Are Young' off the 'Green Man' album, and the song's message about drug abuse among young people! Please share and enjoy your week!

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"EXPLORING 'GREEN MAN' - PART 8/9 : Matilda Gratte" : Documentary Interviews : BIIM FRISCHENFELDT & JEFF WILLIAMS Video And Editing : BIIM FRISCHENFELDT, ERI...

NEW VIDEO! The 7th part of the 9-episode documentary 'Exploring 'Green Man'' introduces African world-jazz vocalist-guitarist-drummer-songwriter Deodato Siquir! Siquir compares his life as a musician in Africa with Scandinavia, and reveals his work on the actual title track of the album 'Green Man', a song about artistic frustration and the importance of patience. Please share and enjoy your week!

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"EXPLORING 'GREEN MAN' - PART 7/9 : Deodato Siquir" : Documentary Interviews : BIIM FRISCHENFELDT & JEFF WILLIAMS Video And Editing : BIIM FRISCHENFELDT, ERI...

NEW VIDEO! Few things can beat a good, on-the-edge, improvised jam! Watch how Mozambique world-jazz artist Deodato Siquir delivers the goods, premièring with his groovy feature song 'Green Man' in this live performance at the Swedish jazz venue Katalin And All That Jazz! Being the show's final number, Beat Funktion's other guest artists Sani Gamedze, Rebecca Laakso, Adée and Claes Janson all join Siquir on stage and participate in the song's final half of funky freedom and musical craziness! Even the audience gets a chance to join the fun! Make sure you play this loud, please share to your friends and enjoy your week!

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"GREEN MAN" : Live At Katalin And All That Jazz Recorded live at Katalin And All That Jazz, Uppsala, Sweden, on April 30 2016. Video and Editing : ERIK LINDE...

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NEW VIDEO! Here is part 6 of the 9-episode documentary on the work behind 'Green Man', which features the Swedish-Iranian Los Angeles-based pop star Jasmine Kara, who shares her story of how she went from a troublesome start to a flourishing career in the music business, as well as exploring her recent work with Beat Funktion on the song 'Over The Ocean', a duet with American rapper Damon Elliott! Please share and enjoy your week!

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"EXPLORING 'GREEN MAN' - PART 6/9 : Jasmine Kara" : Documentary Interviews : BIIM FRISCHENFELDT, JEFF WILLIAMS & ANNA GAFVELIN Video And Editing : LARS LINDG...

NEW VIDEO! Watch the brand new official music video to 'Paper Girl', a song taken off Beat Funktion's lauded 'Green Man' album, featuring the deep vocals of upcoming Swedish soul-hiphop export Adée, who recently debuted with her album 'Addicted'! A jazzy, soulful mix of old-school funk and disco with modern day pop, this song brings an important message of skewed beauty ideals in society! Turn the volume up, enjoy and please share, and have a fantastic week!

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"PAPER GIRL" : Official Music Video Director of photography : JOHAN WALTARI Video editing : LARS LINDGREN & FOLKE LANTZ Sound recording : MATS BJÖRKE & GÖRAN...

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ANNOUNCEMENT! Now on Friday November 4 at midnight CET we will publish the new official music video for Beat Funktion's 'Paper Girl' from 'Green Man', featuring the Swedish soul/hiphop export Adée! Stay tuned!

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NEW VIDEO! In this 5th part of the 9-episode documentary on the production of 'Green Man', we meet American Grammy-winning rapper and producer Damon Elliott, who talks about growing up as the son of Dionne Warwick and launching his own career in show business, as well as recording the song 'Over The Ocean', his second stint with the Funky Swedes! Please share and have a fantastic week!

#beatfunktion #greenman #overtheocean #damonelliott #buck22 #dionnewarwick

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"EXPLORING 'GREEN MAN' - PART 5/9 : Damon Elliott" : Documentary Interviews : BIIM FRISCHENFELDT, JEFF WILLIAMS & YLVA ANDELL ELIAS Video And Editing : LARS ...

NEW VIDEO! Enjoy the funk vibes of South African soul queen Sani Gamedze, as she dishes out 'It's About Time' off Beat Funktion's 'Olympus' album, a song about the tempestuous marriage between the mythological Zeus and Hera. This performance was recorded at a live concert inside the renowned Swedish jazz venue Katalin And All That Jazz. Make sure to max up your volume for the sheer power of this cooking performance! Please share to your funk-loving friends and have a fantastic week!

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"WHERE'S THE SUNSHINE?" : Live At Katalin And All That Jazz Recorded live at Katalin And All That Jazz, Uppsala, Sweden, on April 30 2016. Video and Editing ...

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SWEDISH CONCERT! Beat Funktion performs with Sani Gamedze and Deodato Siquir today at the Stockholm Jazz Festival, at Plugged Records at 3.30 pm. At the time of writing, only 8 tickets (seated) left until sold out so hurry! Tickets can be booked here: www.plugged.se/biljetter/1510-beat-funktion-sittplats-sthlm-jazz-fest.html ... See MoreSee Less

Beat Funktion at Stockholm Jazz Fest 2016

October 15, 2016, 3:30pm

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** BEGRÄNSAT MED SITTPLATSER! FÖRBOKA! ** Internationellt erkända jazzfunk-gruppen Beat Funktion har med sin 70-talsdoftande disco-jazz under flera år hamnat högt upp på amerikanska och kanadensiska radiolistor och även turnerat där. 2 september släppte de sitt hittills mest vokala album "Green Man" som presenterar en handfull gästartister från olika länder, traditioner och generationer, såsom Viktoria Tolstoy, Jasmine Kara, Damon Elliott, Matilda Gratte, Adée, Claes Janson och Alicia Olatuja. På Plugged Records i regi av Stockholm Jazz Fest får Sverige-publiken en chans att få höra den nybakade musiken med ett urval av gästartisterna samt köpa det nya albumet. Beat Funktion-fans från förr vet att det blir dans, energi, känsla och svett i massor! Karl Olandersson, trumpet Olle Thunström, tenorsax Johan Öijen, elgitarr Daniel Lantz, keyboards Pal Johnson, elbas Jon Eriksson, trummor Gäster: Deodato Siquir, sång Sani Gamedze, sång Entre: 125:- RECENSIONER & MERITER: OM GREEN MAN, SENASTE ALBUMET: “With their powerful, suggestive beats coming from the rapport between bassist Pal Johnson and drummer Jon Eriksson, well aided by leader Lantz and guitarist Johan Öijen – and all these great singers – the band have found their true element. To top it all, in the band you have soloists like Karl Olandersson on trumpet and Olle Thunström on tenor sax. This is really good music both for your dancing feet as well as your brain!” – Björn G Stenberg, Upsala Nya Tidning, SE “Whilst Green Man is an album that is expansive, it never feels overpowering, or lacking in focus, as its feet are firmly planted in warm 70s territory. The arrangements are executed flawlessly, with each band member hitting that deep Soul, Funk, and Jazz pocket and the thoughtful inclusion of guest vocalists provide the band with the opportunity to expand their sound rather than being submissive to each vocalists distinct flavour! File The Green Man under Essential!” – Rich Chocolate, Scandinavian Soul, UK “It’s an all-inclusive with 77 minutes playing time and the longest song is a little over 13 minutes long, which should be enough for most to dance themselves into fatigue, because it is hard to sit still when Beat Funktion push the throttle. The musicians deliver as always. It is clean and clear and a great team effort, and even though I have a few objections, the positive outweighs. Beat Funktion have done it again and remain steadily seated on the funk throne!” – Lennart Götesson, Dala-Demokraten, SE “When the internationally successful Beat Funktion invites eight guest soloists for their sixth album they become something of a jazz-funky alternative to the more soul- and r&b-biased Blacknuss All Stars. There is a minority of instrumental tracks so to speak, but there is still room for the sextet’s instrumentalists to play out some shining and inspiring solos!” – Dan Backman, Orkesterjournalen, SE “Announced with a big fanfare and supported by icons like Bob James and Omar, the Swedes this time create a broader appeal with an abundance of vocal guest collaborators!” – Wilfrid Maas, Fonkadelica, FR “They have more soul in their luggage, and a guest list that includes a.o. Viktoria Tolstoy, Jasmine Kara, Claes Janson and (Dionne Warwick’s son) Damon Elliott. The basis is still jazz-funk, in several tunes with a nice touch of afrobeat and a rounder, more hit-friendly sound than when the genre moves toward fusion!” – Johannes Cornell, Dagens Nyheter, SE “I am certain there are plenty of performers who enjoy playing funk or music with funk influences. When it comes to releasing funk on a recorded format, however, there are two that stand out in terms of productivity and sheer quality. It is Daniel Lantz with his Beat Funktion next to Nils Landgren’s Funk Unit who top the list, if you ask me!” – Mats Åkerström, Norran, SE “Refreshing when bands evolve instead of just keeping on in the same direction as before. Here the music is particularly tight and thoroughly arranged. But there is also room for a few looser jazz-funk tracks with rich solos. Furthermore, Green Man is a truly well-produced album, something you don’t often get with albums of today. … Green Man has become a varied and rock-solid album!” – Andreas Lagercrantz, Lira Musikmagazin, SE “Just like on previous records, this is steaming hot funk and disco jazz with a 70s scent. What’s different from before is that they have now invited a large number of guest vocalists, Swedish as well as international!” – Nils Ågren, Tidningen 7, SE OLYMPUS (2015) 12th Most Played Album 2015 On The CMJ Jazz Charts Nominated For Best Album, Best Band, Best Newcomer And Best Producer In 2015 By Scandinavian Soul Music Awards Modern Jazz Channel Lists ‘Olympus’ At #7 among 2015’s Top 25 Jazz Albums 16 Consecutive Weeks On American Jazz Charts Peaking at #1 On Canadian Earshot Charts Peaking at #2 On US CMJ Radio Charts Peaking at #41 On JazzWeek Mainstream Charts MANDY’S SECRET (2014) 21 Consecutive Weeks On American Jazz Charts Peaking at #1 On Canadian Earshot Charts Peaking at #3 On US CMJ Radio Charts Peaking at #4 On International Roots Music Report Charts Peaking #34 On JazzWeek Mainstream Charts VOODOOLAND (2013-2014) 9th Most Played Album 2014 On CMJ Jazz Charts 16 Consecutive Weeks On US Charts Peaking at #1 On US Radio Charts For 3 Consecutive Weeks 8 Weeks Among Top 10 On Canadian Charts

NEW VIDEO! Now, in this 4th part of the 9-episode documentary on "Green Man", we get to know Swedish music export and soul/hiphop artist Adée, who talks about her journey into music and her recent work on the recording of her song 'Paper Girl' for Beat Funktion. Please share to your funky friends and have a good weekend!
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