Malfunktion was the result of a musical metamorphosis. Moving away from the traditional Jazz sound to the more up tempo Funk Fusion arrangements, a new vibrant and high energy set up was created. Gibraltarian Saxophonist Nick Gonzalez, frontman of the well known Nick Gonzalez Jazz Quartet, a popular and versatile set up performing in Gibraltar and Spain, decided to move along to new lands in order to find a genre compatible with his high energy performances.
Gonzalez, together with Burkhard “Bee” Menn from Germany, partner in crime during his musical independence, have performed original material as well as music influenced by artists like Maceo Parker, Miles Davis and Nils Landgren.
Malfunktion debuted on major stages during the 2015 International Jazz Festival, with a line up comprised of Ed Mayo (Piano), Nacho Golmayo (Drums), Bee Menn (Bass), Steve Izzard (Guitar), Mitch Jansen (Trumpet and Vocals) and Gonzalez on Saxes. The performance was well received and the band were invited to appear again as supporting act during The 2016 Gibraltar International Jazz Festival for worldwide legend Jose Feliciano.
In 2016, line up was changed in order to maintain the high standards and power of the performance. On this occasion Malfunktion performed for a packed St Michael’s Cave with Gonzalez on Saxophones, Ed Mayo on Trumpet and Vocals, Juan Galliardo on Keys, Bee Menn on Bass, Alejandro Hidalgo on Guitar and Nestor Gomez on Drums. .
It is for us an immense pleasure to support the world famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra at this year’s Gibraltar International Jazz Festival and we can only highly recommend both music lovers and the general public, to attend this year’s event in a not less unique and wonderful setting as our own St Michael’s Cave.