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GREEN MAN
US RELEASE JANUARY 27 2017
(Physical and digital)

To tide you over, we let you in behind the scenes with "Exploring 'Green Man'", presenting every artist on the album, first up: The Funky Swedes
The following episodes are in the comments! 😉
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"EXPLORING 'GREEN MAN' - PART 1/9 : The Funky Swedes" : Documentary Interviews : BIIM FRISCHENFELDT, JEFF WILLIAMS & YLVA ANDELL ELIAS Video And Editing : LA...

NEW VIDEO! Mozambique singer-drummer-guitarist-songwriter Deodato Siquir sings about the 'Green Man' in this cooking rendition from the Fasching release in September 2016, where Olle Thunström and Johan Öijen get down to some groove-laden solo duties. For the concluding funk jam, Siquir is joined by the band's other guest performers Viktoria Tolstoy, Sani Gamedze, AdĂ©e, Matilda Gratte and Claes Janson, who try to find out where the green man is. Crank up the volume when playing this! Please share to your friends and also subscribe to the Beat Funktion YouTube-channel!

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"GREEN MAN" (ft. Deodato Siquir) : Live At Fasching 2016 Recorded live at Jazzclub Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden, on September 1 2016. Video and Editing : ERIK...

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David Owenawesome

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NEW VIDEO! Let's kickstart 2017 with the fourth live video from the 'Green Man' release concert at Fasching. featuring the amazing Swedish soul-hiphop queen Adée dishing out 'Paper Girl', with rap, disco funk and jazzy soulfulness galore! Olle Thunström's sax solo sure gets the party started. Make sure you play this loud! Please share to your funky friends and subscribe to our YouTube channel if you haven't already! Enjoy your week!

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"PAPER GIRL" (ft. Adée) : Live At Fasching 2016 Recorded live at Jazzclub Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden, on September 1 2016. Video and Editing : ERIK LINDEBOR...

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Beat Funktion shared Nefertiti Jazz Club's event.

UPCOMING GIG! Swedish fans in the Gothenburg area can catch Beat Funktion at legendary jazz-fusion concert venue Nefertiti on Saturday 21st of January at 8.30 pm. Doors open at 7 pm. Get your tickets here: www.nefertiti.se/arrangemang/beat-funktion-2017/

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January 21, 2017, 7:00pm

Nefertiti Jazz Club

Inbitna Beat Funktion-fans vet att det som alltid blir energi, kĂ€nsla, svett och dans! Internationellt erkĂ€nda jazzfunk-gruppen Beat Funktion har med sin dansanta 70-talsdoftande disco-jazz under flera Ă„r toppat amerikanska och kanadensiska radiolistor och Ă€ven turnerat i USA. De har nyligen slĂ€ppt sitt 6:e och hittills mest vokala album "Green Man" som presenterar en handfull gĂ€startister frĂ„n olika lĂ€nder, traditioner och generationer, sĂ„som Viktoria Tolstoy, Jasmine Kara, Damon Elliott, Matilda Gratte, AdĂ©e, Claes Janson, Deodato Siquir och Alicia Olatuja. Beat Funktion gĂ€star nu för första gĂ„ngen Nefertiti och bjuder pĂ„ ett axplock av sina mest hĂ„rdsvĂ€ngande lĂ„tar. Karl Olandersson– tp. Olle Thunström- sx. Johan Öijen– g. Daniel Lantz– keyb. Pal Johnson- b. Jon Eriksson– tr. :::: Öppnar 19.00 PĂ„ scen 20.30 Pris 180sek :::::

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*** HAPPY NEW YEAR! ***

2016 has been eventful in many different ways! We want to thank all of you fans for your support - which means a LOT - and hope to join you for a beautiful 2017 filled with love, compassion and great music!

We have a new video for you, the third instalment of live music episodes from the Beat Funktion 'Green Man' release concert in Stockholm, where we get a smoking rendition of the punchy 'We Are Young', featuring the fantabulous singer Matilda Gratte. Daniel Lantz and Johan Öijen take turns to fire up the proceedings with synthesizer and electric guitar respectively. Make sure you play this loud! Please share to your friends and enjoy your New Year celebrations! Also, become a subscriber to our YouTube channel to get direct access to all the various videos we publish regularly!

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"WE ARE YOUNG" (ft. Matilda Gratte) : Live At Fasching 2016 Recorded live at Jazzclub Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden, on September 1 2016. Video and Editing : E...

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Anders GratteLite synpunkter pÄ översÀttningen till svenska: Hur kan Matilda Gratte bli matilda gallret t ex?

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Anders GratteMen lÄten Àr skön! SvÀnger verkligen. Gillar solistinsatserna!

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SEASON'S GREETINGS! A new video for you, the second live music episode from the Beat Funktion 'Green Man' release concert on September 1 2016 at Fasching in Stockholm, featuring South African singer Sani Gamedze singing 'In Love In Vain' from the 'Green Man'-album. We also get some fiery solos from Olle Thunström on tenor sax and Karl Olandersson on trumpet. Make sure you play this loud! Please share to your friends and! Also, subscribe to our YouTube channel and don't miss another video!

** Merry Xmas! **

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"IN LOVE IN VAIN" (ft. Sani Gamedze) : Live At Fasching 2016 Recorded live at Jazzclub Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden, on September 1 2016. Video and Editing : ...

NEW REVIEW! For Swedish newspaper LĂ€nstidningen Z on December 20 2016, writer LO Rindberg suggests musical Christmas presents and recommends 'Green Man' (Swedish original at the bottom):

ENGLISH
"Beat Funktion is the Swedish jazz-funk sextet that probably has garnered more attention abroad than in Sweden, with great public success above all in the United States. Now they have released their sixth album, Green Man, with some truly high-octane funk-jazz.
Daniel Lantz has written music and lyrics and arranged all the ten songs on the album and is also the sextet's keyboardist. Trumpetist Karl Olandersson is on the other hand the most prominent instrumentalist of the band, which invites no less than eight different guest vocalists, of whom Viktoria Tolstoy (here together with gospel choir Afro) and Claes Janson are the biggest names. Alicia Olatuja is a new name who impresses and who we will most likely hear more from. Most explosive of all are probably Damon Elliott and Jasmine Kara.

Green Man is funk-jazz at its best.

LO Rindberg"

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"Beat funktion Àr en svensk jazzfunksextett som förmodligen blivit mer uppmÀrksammad utomlands Àn i Sverige med stora publika framgÄngar i framför allt USA. Nu har man slÀppt sitt sjÀtte album, Green Man, med riktigt högoktaning funkjazz.
Daniel Lantz har skrivit musik och text och arrangerat samtliga tio lÄtar pÄ albumet och Àr dÀrtill sextettens keyboardist. Trumpetaren Karl Olandersson Àr annars den mest framtrÀdande instrumentalisten i bandet, som gÀstas av inte mindre Àn Ätta olika sÄngsolister, varav Victoria Tolstoy (hÀr tillsammans med gospelkören Afro) och Claes Jansson Àr de mest namnkunniga. Alicia Olatuja Àr ett nytt namn som imponerar och som vi sÀkert kommer att fÄ höra mer av. Och allra mest explosiva Àr nog Damon Elliott och Jasmine Kara.

Green Man Àr funkjazz nÀr den Àr som bÀst.

LO Rindberg"

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NEW REVIEW! For Swedish newspaper LĂ€nstidningen Z on December 20 2016, writer LO Rindberg suggests musical Christmas presents and recommends Green Man (Swedish original at the bottom):

ENGLISH
Beat Funktion is the Swedish jazz-funk sextet that probably has garnered more attention abroad than in Sweden, with great public success above all in the United States. Now they have released their sixth album, Green Man, with some truly high-octane funk-jazz.
Daniel Lantz has written music and lyrics and arranged all the ten songs on the album and is also the sextets keyboardist. Trumpetist Karl Olandersson is on the other hand the most prominent instrumentalist of the band, which invites no less than eight different guest vocalists, of whom Viktoria Tolstoy (here together with gospel choir Afro) and Claes Janson are the biggest names. Alicia Olatuja is a new name who impresses and who we will most likely hear more from. Most explosive of all are probably Damon Elliott and Jasmine Kara.

Green Man is funk-jazz at its best.

LO Rindberg

SWEDISH:
Beat funktion Àr en svensk jazzfunksextett som förmodligen blivit mer uppmÀrksammad utomlands Àn i Sverige med stora publika framgÄngar i framför allt USA. Nu har man slÀppt sitt sjÀtte album, Green Man, med riktigt högoktaning funkjazz.
Daniel Lantz har skrivit musik och text och arrangerat samtliga tio lÄtar pÄ albumet och Àr dÀrtill sextettens keyboardist. Trumpetaren Karl Olandersson Àr annars den mest framtrÀdande instrumentalisten i bandet, som gÀstas av inte mindre Àn Ätta olika sÄngsolister, varav Victoria Tolstoy (hÀr tillsammans med gospelkören Afro) och Claes Jansson Àr de mest namnkunniga. Alicia Olatuja Àr ett nytt namn som imponerar och som vi sÀkert kommer att fÄ höra mer av. Och allra mest explosiva Àr nog Damon Elliott och Jasmine Kara.

Green Man Àr funkjazz nÀr den Àr som bÀst.

LO Rindberg

#beatfunktion #greenman

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NEW VIDEO! In this 9th and final episode documenting the work behind 'Green Man', we meet Swedish jazz and blues legend Claes Janson, whose 50-year-long career, touching at all types of musical projects, has made him a household name in the Scandinavian entertainment industry! We learn about Janson's musical journey, from his earliest days in music, to his recent work on 'Rewind', the vocal funk ballad on the 'Green Man'-album! Please share to your friends and have a fabulous week! Also, subscribe to our YouTube channel and don't miss another video!

#beatfunktion #greenman #rewind #claesjanson

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"EXPLORING 'GREEN MAN' - PART 9/9 : Claes Janson" : Documentary Interviews : BIIM FRISCHENFELDT & JEFF WILLIAMS Video And Editing : BIIM FRISCHENFELDT, ERIK ...

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Anders GratteBra Claes! Interest thoughts. It's over the borders of generations, it's about music lovers and music professions. And about the album: it's better and better more you listen -and then it was great even from the beginning

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Ronnie GardinerThanks for your interesting talk. Wow 50 years. Good luck with the GREEN MAN, Claes youÂŽre THE MAN. Best wishes for 20 17 .

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Göran BergerHan kommer till Grebbestad Jazzfestival (22 juli)

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NEW VIDEO! Here's the first in an upcoming series of live music episodes from the Beat Funktion 'Green Man' release concert on September 1 2016 at Fasching in Stockholm. Treat yourself to the instrumental psychedelic funkfest known as 'Jack The Ripper', which features Johan Öijen's ominous talkbox sounds and Daniel Lantz' screaming moog synth. Erik Lindeborg and Diana Butucariu captured the colors and vibes of the concert on celluloid and Pawel LĂŒcki recorded the audio of the band. Make sure you play this loud! Please share to your friends and have a fantastic week!

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"JACK THE RIPPER" : Live At Fasching 2016 Recorded live at Jazzclub Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden, on September 1 2016. Video and Editing : ERIK LINDEBORG & DI...

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Britt-Marie PetterssonSkitbra!

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Erik ÅckanderGrym lĂ„t, kul att ha varit dĂ€r! Nu köpt en sĂ„n talkbox variant - bara att öva!

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Hannes TidareSkön lĂ„t och skitbra solo Johan Öijen!!! 😃👍

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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!

#beatfunktion #greenman #weareyoung #matildagratte

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

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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!

#beatfunktion #greenman #deodatosiquir

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