Johann Asmundsson - Bass

Born and raised in Reykjavik Iceland, Johann started playing the bass in his early teens and at age 16 formed the group Mezzoforte with three of his friends. Since Mezzoforte turned up on the international music sceen in 1983 the band has toured extensively, appearing in concerts and festivals in 35 contries to date. Johann is truly the driving force behind the sound of Mezzoforte and the band’s 12 records provide an overview of his versatile playing, from his energetic slap style, to bouncy solid fingerstyle and lyrical fretless bass.

Johann released his first solo recording, titled So Low, in 2001

As well as touring and recording with Mezzoforte, Johann has worked with many of Iceland´s leading musicians in various styles and he is a regular member of the backing band for the Reykjavik Gospel Choir. He is also a faculty member at the Jazz Department of The Icelandic Musicians Union´s college of music.