Help us choose songs for our acoustic set in Berlin.

Posted in News on July 29, 2012 by mezzoforteband

For our 3 shows at the A-Trane, Berlin (August 17.-19.), we want to adjust to the intimate settings of a small Jazz club by playing a more “acoustic” set. This offers a great opportunity to re-visit some songs which have been side lined for a while.
We would like to ask YOU to help us select songs to play. The song which gets the most votes will be filmed and recorded and posted on our facebook site. Please click this link to participate. You can select songs from the list or, if your preferred song is not on the list, you can add songs and then vote for them.

New album, titled ISLANDS, to be released June 2012

Posted in News with tags , , , , on March 10, 2012 by mezzoforteband

A new Mezzoforte album, titled ISLANDS was mixed last week and is scheduled to be released in June 2012.
The album, which contains 9 original compositions by members of the band, was mostly recorded at different locations over a period of  several months in 2011, with the exception of one song, which was recorded in 2008.

The title, ISLANDS, reflects the fact that recording took place in Iceland, the Faroe Islands, the Westman Islands and Berlin (which used to be a sort of island inside the GDR).
Mixing was done by Johann Asmundsson in Studio Paradis, Reykjavik.

This, the band’s 14th studio album, is the first to feature the current 6 piece version of the touring band; Asmundsson, Briem, Gunnarsson, Gudjonsson, Studnitzky and Mueller.

The release will be followed by extensive touring in the summer and fall of 2012 and into 2013.

New album

Posted in News on October 24, 2011 by mezzoforteband

Work on the new album is moving along nicely. It started with some sessions in Reykjavik in August, laying down basic tracks and ideas for consideration. Work continued in the beautiful Bloch Studio in the Faroe Islands last week. The next sessions will take place in Berlin’s famous Hansa Studios in November.

Release is scheduled for spring 2012.


Posted in News with tags , , on February 14, 2011 by mezzoforteband

Dear friends and fans.
Don’t forget to visit our facebook site where you can interact with other fans, participate in discussions and leave messages which are regularly read by members of the band.

Music lessons via Skype

Posted in News on February 9, 2011 by mezzoforteband

With the help of the internet and freely available software like Skype, geographical distance is no longer the obstacle it used to be. People can interact and share information through a personal conversation wherever they are. This opens up a unique opportunity for students and teachers around the globe.
Remote lessons.
A private video conversation between student and teacher.

Being experienced teachers in their home countries, the nembers of Mezzoforte are interested in exploring this possibility to share their knowlege and experience with musicians around the world.
At this time piano/keyboard and general improvisation lessons are available with Eythor Gunnarsson.
Drum lessons with Gulli Briem are possible in the second week of march.
Bass lessons with Johann Asmundsson will also be available soon.
Sebastian Studnitzky teaches trumpet, piano and improvisation.

If you are interested send us a mail spcifying your instrument and we will send you an application form. If your application is approved you will recieve further instructions via e-mail.

For a Skype lesson, all you need to do is set up a computer (equipped with Skype, a webcam and a microphone) close to your instrument.  Your teacher has his instrument on the other end. You can ask any questions you like, either specifically about the music of Mezzoforte or general questions about music. In some cases your teacher may have some relevant written material which will be sent via e-mail.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain insight into the music of Mezzoforte.

German web-magazine Soul Train reviews Live in Reykjavik

Posted in News with tags , , , on December 3, 2010 by mezzoforteband

Here is a review of “Live in Reykjavik” in German.

German interview

Posted in News with tags , , , , on December 3, 2010 by mezzoforteband

This interview with the web-magazine Soul Train took place in Leverkusen, Germany, during the November 2010 tour.