Mezzoforte // 40th anniversary
The Icelandic fusion band Mezzoforte have been going for impressive 40 years! It is marked by a large-scale jubilee tour in 2017 – and Kongsberg Jazzfestival is obviously on tour list!
The band’s big break was in 1983 with the song “Garden Party”, and has since been regarded as one of Europe’s most important fusion band. Four of the original band members are still the core of the band, while the Swedish saxophonist Jonas Wall became a part of the band in 2013 and contributed to fresh blood and new energy.
Mezzoforte is known for its impressive interplay and sparkling individual performances!
Eythor Gunnarsson (keyboards), Jonas Wall (sax), Fridrik Karlsson (guitar), Johann Asmundsson (bass), Gulli Briem (drums)