Norway's DJ friendly Bugge Wesseltoft imports his unique fresh take on Future Jazz alongside a full live band at this one-off Jazz Cafe show
Since the early 90s Bugge (conveniently pronounced Boogie) has made an impressive, truly post-modern transition from nordic jazz traditions, playing and recording together with the likes of Jan Garbarek, to forming his own exquisite label, Jazzland.
Over the past ten years Bugge has successfully created a unique brand of "future jazz", which finds itself equally at home with fans of deep house, techno, ambient, as well as traditional and experimental jazz purists.
Following on from his pioneering, globally acclaimed Sharing album in 1998, Bugge spent the next few years touring the world’s melting-pot festivals, where jazz meets club culture in a heady brew.
He has also seen his signature "sound" embraced by leading worldwide jazz critics - confidently comparing this new Norwegian star to Miles Davis, Chick Corea, Erik Satie, as well as finding an impressive following among some of the world's most respected DJ glitterati: Gilles Peterson, José Padilla, Mixmaster Morris, and New York´s cult "Body and Soul" collective.
Spring 2001 heralded the long-awaited follow up, Moving, and as the title suggests, it's a logical progression. Six tracks of sublime new millenium jazz, all put together at Bugge's legendary downtown Oslo studio "Bugge´s room".
Bugge's latest album, Film'ing, is out now.
Bugge Wesseltoft – keyboards
Ole Morten Vaagan – bass
Andreas Bye – drums
Jonas Lonna - DJ
Rikard Gensollen - Percussion
Bugge plays Jazz Café
3 June | doors 7pm | £12.50 advance / £15 door
Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway, Camden Town, London NW1 7PG