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NEW VIDEO! Two title tracks back to back - 'Green Man', here the first-ever public tryout, and 'The Plunge', a frequently revisited encore - in the hands of a cooking BF and guest singers Chasmin Marquez and Sani Gamedze make for a jamming 28-minute midnight groove fest. We wanted to give you the full length of this last surviving Beat Funktion live concert footage from the renowned, regrettably now defunct, jazz venue Bistro Hijazz in the core of Uppsala, Sweden, which served hundreds of artists and bands for more than a decade. This video is a dedication to its founder Celal Alparslan. Make sure to play this loud, and please share! Have a great weekend!

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"GREEN MAN / THE PLUNGE" : Live At Bistro Hijazz 2015 Recorded live at Bistro Hijazz, Uppsala, Sweden, on December 18 2015. Video and Editing : ERIK LINDEBOR...

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David BradishThis tune I liked much better. Good work23 hours ago   ·  1

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SWEDISH FANS! Get a free Beat Funktion bonus fix on Fri Sep 30 at Katalin And All That Jazz in Uppsala! Show starts at 9 pm. Bring your friends and your towels! #beatfunktion #bonusshow #katalin

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September 30, 2016, 9:00pm

Katalin And All That Jazz Östra Station

Efter många års internationella framgångar har Uppsala-rotade jazz-funk-disco-soul gruppen Beat Funktion nyligen släppt sitt sjätte rosade album "Green Man", fullspäckat med gäster såsom Viktoria Tolstoy, Jasmine Kara, Claes Janson, Damon Elliott, Matilda Gratte, Adée, Alicia Olatuja och Deodato Siquir. För Uppsala-publiken gör bandet en exklusiv fredagskonsert med fri entré, där bandet bl a spelar musik från det nya albumet "Green Man" som kommer att finnas till försäljning. Glöm inte dansskor och handduk för här utlovas energi, tryck och svett! Line-up: Sani Gamedze, sång Karl Olandersson, trumpet Olle Thunström, tenorsax Johan Öijen, elgitarr Daniel Lantz, keyboards Pal Johnson, elbas Jon Eriksson, trummor Tiago Loei, percussion

"GREEN MAN" REVIEW IN SWEDISH ORKESTERJOURNALEN TRANSLATED:

"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. Guitarist Johan Öijen is always good. The leader himself, Daniel Lantz, keeps a rather low profile but explodes in a lightly hysterical Moog-solo on We Are Young. Among all the great soloists, I became particularly fond of Claes Janson's cool vocals in Rewind, even though its wurlitzer-funk is somewhat overly Bo Kaspers-sweet, and Alicia Olatuja in the percussive, latin-soulful In Love In Vain.

Dan Backman"

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NEW VIDEO! In this 2nd part of the 9-episode documentary on "Green Man", which sees a US & Canada release on January 27 2017, we meet American jazz phenomenon Alicia Olatuja, who tells us about herself and her work on the album. Please share to your funk-loving friends! Have a good weekend!

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"EXPLORING 'GREEN MAN' - PART 2/9 : Alicia Olatuja" : Documentary Interviews : BIIM FRISCHENFELDT, JEFF WILLIAMS & LAURA MERAZ Video And Editing : LARS LINDG...

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Royce MackEddie Orange, just goes to show funk spans all genres and races abd rulz that space between the ears as supreme music fir shakin that bootay!1 week ago   ·  1

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NEW VIDEO! Swedish-Finnish vocalist Rebecca Laakso performs live with Beat Funktion at renowned Swedish concert venue Katalin And All That Jazz! Laakso sings "Where's The Sunshine?", off the album 'Olympus', a song about the mythological Greek sorceress Medea! Solos by Johan Öijen and Karl Olandersson. Make sure to play this loud and please share to your friends! Have a good weekend!

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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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Charlotte HedbergDu är så duktig och fin Rebecca 💚2 weeks ago   ·  2
Gunther MuellerIts a quiet peaceful day in the neighbourhood today in Dorset UK and i have just squeezed the volume up a little bit so all can waken to the sounds of Katelin with Beat Funktion...thanks...I Luv that track...G2 weeks ago   ·  1
Scott BorsickNice2 weeks ago   ·  1
David BradishI guess I'm the only one who will say what my impressions are. so be it. A very mundane intro. The groove doesn't swing. The Vocalist sings that new way so many young vocalists do. a song without a real melody. this is what's popular now days with the young. It offers me very little. sorry and respect to those who like it. the bottom line is to appeal to the crowd.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Anni GrosseHot vibes.. skönt gung och grym röst!2 weeks ago   ·  1
David OwenLove it.2 weeks ago   ·  1
Bryce Chicoinei enjoyed it a lot. nice work!1 week ago   ·  1

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