Mezzoforte, the hottest jazz-funk act from the land of geysers, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.
Mezzoforte, the hottest jazz-funk act from the land of geysers, celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Their fourth album, the 1983 Surprise Surprise, brought them international recognition, and the music from Iceland became popular first in Great Britain, and then across Europe. Thanks to the greatest hit from the record, Garden Party, Mezzoforte became, once and for all, synonymous with danceable, easy, funky jazz.
Modestly, the members put down their success to the fact that being isolated in Iceland gave them more time to polish the character of their own melodic world. Generations could grow up on these catchy melodies, which now can be heard at a thematic club concert on A38 Boat, which encompasses their entire career.
Members of the band:
Fridrik Karlsson - guitar
Johann Asmundsson - bass
Eythor Gunnarsson - keys
Gulli Briem - drums
Jonas Wall - sax
Koós-Hutás Áron - trumpet
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