Beat Funktion


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Beat Funktion is a Swedish jazz fusion band. The band's music is a danceable mix of 70s-flavoured jazz, funk, RnB, disco, soul and afro-beat, fundamentally instrumental, but occasionally with vocal guest performers.
The band consists of the six members Karl Olandersson on trumpet, Olle Thunstrom on tenor sax, Johan Oijen on electric guitar, Daniel Lantz on keyboards, Pal Johnson on electric bass and Jon Eriksson on drums. Daniel Lantz writes the majority of the band’s music.
The band has released seven albums, six of which have received international acclaim outside of the band's native Sweden, 60 weeks of airplay and high list placements on radio charts in the United States and Canada. Their albums 'Voodooland', 'Mandy's Secret' and 'Olympus' all peaked at #1 on the American and Canadian jazz radio charts. For the whole of 2014, Beat Funktion was the 9th most played band on those charts.

Their sixth album 'Green Man' is the band’s most ”vocal” showcase, released in 2016, featuring as many as 8 different vocal guests, such as Viktoria Tolstoy, Jasmine Kara and Claes Janson to name a few. Beat Funktion’s seventh album ’Roots’, all-instrumental, was released late in 2019 to massive acclaim, after a tour through Sweden, Germany and Austria.

In 2020, the band released a series of live concert recordings from previous tours: ’Live At The Red Horn District (ft. Natascha Flamisch)’, ’Live At The Baked Potato’, ’Live At Fasching '14’, ’Live At Nefertiti’, ’Live At Katalin '16’.


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