Mixing jazz, electronica and dance music Bugge Wesseltoft spearheads the movement that has been dubbed Nu jazz. He tours the UK 14 - 25 April.
Within the past decade, pianist, composer, producer and performing artist Bugge Wesseltoft has firmly established himself as a prime motivating force for an entire following of jazz musicians - not only in his home country of Norway, but in the international arena as well.
Growing out of the post-modern sounds of ECM-style Nordic jazz traditions, he has performed with such notable artists as Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal and Billy Cobham, and has made the transition into his own, uniquely fresh vision of what jazz can be.
Additionally, he even started his own successful record label to promote it - Jazzland Records.
Bugge Wesseltoft has just completed a new recording with his ensemble New Conception of Jazz. Bugge says of the album: “I’m very happy with it and to me it feels like a mixture of pretty much all of the five New Conception albums.
Bugge UK tour:
14.04.2004 : Brighton Dome, Brighton (01273 709709)
15.04.2004 : De Monfort Hall, Leicester (0116 233 3111)
16.04.2004 : Colston Hall, Bristol (0117 922 3682)
18.04.2004 : Anvil Arts Centre, Basingstoke
20.04.2004 : Bridgewater Hall, Manchester (0161 907 9000)
22.04.2004 : Usher Hall, Edinburgh (0131 228 1155)
25.04.2004 : The Arches, Glasgow (0141 565 1023)