One of jazz's most innovative artists, Bugge Wesseltoft, imports his unique fresh take on future jazz alongside a full live band of Norwegian musicians at a one-off show at the Jazz Cafe in London.
Since the early 90s Bugge has made a truly post-modern transition from Nordic jazz traditions, playing and recording together with the likes of Jan Garbarek, to forming his own 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 globally acclaimed ‘Sharing’ album in 1998, Bugge spent the next few years touring the world’s melting-pot festivals, where jazz meets club culture.
He has also seen his signature sound embraced by leading 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’. His latest album, 'Film'ing', is out now.
At the Jazz café gig, Bugge Wesseltoft will be joined by fellow Norwegians Sidsel Endresen, Eivind Aarset, Håkon Kornstad, Wetle Holte, Marius Reksjø and Dj Strangefruit.
Jazzland Sessions featuring Bugge Wesseltoft
Live at the Jazz Cafe
Thursday 30th March
London NW1 7PG
Tickets: 020 7534 6955