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Bugge Wesseltoft

23.april 2014

In Berlin rehearsing with Dan and Henrik for 10.may superb Vic Festivals invitation to perform Coltranes "A Love Supreme" 50 year aniversary. Will be real cool

 

 

Wesseltoft Schwarz Berglund rehearsing
OkWorld live at Blue Frog - Mumbay
Live in Beirut Feat: Khaled Yassine
Henrik Schwarz & Bugge Wesseltoft Live in Montreux 2009
Bugge Wesseltoft plays Take 5 at Oslo Konserthus.2008
Live at Badechief Berlin summer 07
New Conception of Jazz featuring John Scofield Live from Bergen 2006
Releaseconcert IM. Live from Beleville Oslo 2007
New Conception of Jazz Special edition.Live from Sapporo 2005

Artist blog

OkWorld Album out!

2014-04-23

Getting great feedback everywhere Im really proud of this project featuring all those faboulous musicians!

Josemi Carmona (Sp) flamenco guitar

Georges Nehme (Lib) vocal

Maryam Saleh (Eg) vocal

Shri Sriram (In) bass

Vivek Rajagopalan (In) mrdangam / canjeera

Khaled Yassine (Lib) darabouka / bendir

Amade Cossa (Moz) drums

Bugge Wesseltoft (N) piano

 

Out on Jazzland rec 2014

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About Bugge Wesseltoft

2014-04-23

Welcome to my page Gubemusic.com!

Since the early 1990´s Bugge....

 

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Concerts Fall 2013

2013-09-20

My Touring and  Projects this Fall

OkWorld Group

Global world oriented ensemble featuring musicians from India, Libanon, Mozambique, Norway and Spain. Two years preparing and visiting all members homecities we are ready for the world premier at Oslo World Music Festival 29.oct, European tour following. Did I mention Im exited?

 

29.oct OkWorld Group Premiere concert!!

Oslo Konserthus - Oslo Worldmusc Festival

31.oct OkWorld Group Den Blå Grotte Fredrikstad

1.nov OkWorld Group Union Scene Drammen

2.nov OkWorld Group Sandnes Kuturhus

5.nov OkWorld Group  - Cologne

6.nov OkWorld Group - Belgrade

8.nov OkWorld Group - Barcelona Jazzfestival

9.nov OkWorld Group - Madrid


 

Schwarz Wesseltoft Ensemble

Expanding the Duo format into fabolous bassist Dan Beglund(EST) and superb percussionist Manu Delago(Bjørk)

3.oct Leipzig Jazzfestival

4.oct Enjoyjazz Mannheim - Altere feuerwache

24.oct Schwarz Wesseltoft Duo Turin(Italy)

Bugge Wesseltoft Solo

Building a brand new solosetup  mixing accoustic sounds with Modularsynts and analog gear. yay..

5.oct  Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Odessa

6.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Kiev

7.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Ljubljana

8.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Vienna

16.oct The Organ Club - Cosmopolite Oslo

25.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Corke (Ireland)

22.nov Bugge Wesseltoft Solo Kalisz (Poland)

23.nov Bugge Wessseltoft Solo Neuhardenberg


 

 

Its snowing on my piano

Playing my yearly december tour with solopiano silent christmas material.

1. -  Porsgrunn Ælvespeilet Kulturhus

3. -  Fredrikstad - Den Blå Grotte

4.- Grimstad Kulturhus

5.- Bodø Kulturhus

6.- Kabelvåg

7.-Oslo Konserthus

8.-Bergen Usf

17.- Olavshallen Trondheim

18.- Bærum Kulturhus


The Organ Club
Spending time with my beautiful Hammond B3 organ and good friends! Rap - Jazz -soul - Funk and Space music.

25.sept Cosmopolite Oslo feat David Wallumrød -Don Martin

16.oct Cosmopolite Oslo feat Charles Mena Diaspora

27.nov feat Bjørn Vidar Solli

18.Dec featuring Studio Sus with friends

 

Complete touringlist

25.sept The Organ Club -  Cosmopolite Oslo

Rap meets Jazz

3.oct Wesseltoft Schwarz Ensemeble feat Dan Berglund

Leipzig Jazzfestival

4.Oct Wesseltoft Schwarz Ensemeble feat Dan Berglund

Enjoyjazz Mannheim - Altere feuerwache

5.oct  Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Odessa

6.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Kiev

7.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Ljubljana

8.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Vienna

16.oct The Organ Club - Cosmopolite Oslo

24.oct  Wesseltoft Schwarz Duo - Turin (Italy)

25.oct Bugge Wesseltoft Solo - Corke (Ireland)

29.oct OkWorld Group Premiere concert!!

Oslo Konserthus - Oslo Worldmusc Festival

31.oct OkWorld Group Den Blå Grotte Fredrikstad

1.nov OkWorld Group Union Scene Drammen

2.nov OkWorld Group Sandnes Kuturhus

5.nov OkWorld Group  - Cologne

6.nov OkWorld Group - Belgrade

8.nov OkWorld Group - Barcelona Jazzfestival

9.nov OkWorld Group - Madrid

22.nov Bugge Wesseltoft Solo Kalisz (Poland)

23.nov Bugge Wessseltoft Solo Neuhardenberg

27.nov The Organ Club - Cosmopolite

 

December

Bugge Wesseltoft "Its snowing on my piano" Concerts

1. -  Porsgrunn Elvespeilet Kulturhus

3. -  Fredrikstad - Den Blå Grotte

4.- Grimstad Kulturhus

5.- Bodø Kulturhus

6.- Kabelvåg

7.-Oslo Konserthus

8.-Bergen Usf

17.- Olavshallen Trondheim

18.- Bærum Kulturhus

Looking forward!

 


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Curating Arendal Sessions

2013-07-29

Just got back from a superb week in Arendal, a small cosy fishing village south of Norway, beeing invited to curate my own part of the festival.

Had the pleasure of inviting Such fantastic artists as Nana Vasconcelos, Michael Mainieri, Arild Andersen, Sidsel Endresen, Erik Truffax, Ilhan Ersahin, Joaquin Claussell, Audn Kleive, Kirsten Bråten Berg and more.

We all spent a wonderful week down there combining music with sailing, swimming and wonderful food. and the weather....!

 

Seriously hope to continue this adeventure next year, and hope to see you all down there again!

Certainly one of the nicests spots having a festival..

Concluded also supernice visits to Lviv-Ukraine,Aalesund, Blue Note Tokyo, Kongsberg Jazzfestival, Ludwigsburg Sclossfestspiele, Montreux Jazz, Garana Jazz and Jazz enlacosta, Spain.

Thank you so much for the invitations!

Met great collegues like Dan Berglund, Magnus Østrøm ,NIk Bartch, In The Country, Ingrid Lukas, Hedvig Mollestad Trio and many more.

 

Updating this article with some of the beautiful music I heard this summer.

 

Have a listen..

 

 

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Bugge Wesseltoft Top 10 Albums 2012

2012-12-29

Best wishes for a peaceful new year for everyone!

What we do need is Good Music!

Strong music played by dedicated talented artists is the exact opposite of hate and violence. I strongly believe in music as worldwide key elements in peace and understanding among people and cultures. I have been so fotunate this year to start up a new band "Ok World" bringing together talented musicians from all over the world projecting just that.  Peace Love and Understanding. We are sceduled for a world premiere at Oslo World Music Festival in November.Looking forward! Have also been so fortunate to produce albums for both  Hong Kongnese superstar Karen Mok along with amazing Asian Jazzmusicians and wonderful Mid Eastern Vocalist Rim Banna and Palestinian, Tunisian musicians.

It is like a dream come through to travel around meeting such amazing people all with the same goal. Make good music. Thank you!

 

Here are my personal favourite releases from 2012. Hope you will enjoy them too!

 

Mari Kvien Brunvoll - Mari Kvien Brunvoll (Jazzland 2012)

Hearing Mari live alone on stage with her voice and instruments is a unforgettable experience!

 

Frøydis Grorud - Melting Sound (2012 Jazzland)

Great Saxofonist Frøydis debut album with Jazzland.Beautiful organic and melodic Jazz. Featuring Troun Eriksen

 

Moskus - Salmesykkel  - (Hubro 2012)

Finally an "new" Pianotrio coming up. Muisc made and played with love.

 

Hoff Ensemble - Quiet Winter Nights  (2L 2012)

Incredible sounding album. Grammynominated!

 

Keith Jarrett - RIO  (ECM 2012)

What is there to say..Best there is!

 

Niels Frahm - Felt  -  (Erased Tapes 2012)

Young talented German solopianist mixing with Electronica. Strong sounding hearfelt music.

 

Todd Terje - Its The Arps (Smalltown 12 - 2012)

Terje, constantly growing international reputation as DJ and Electronic Artists. A real geek on analog gear and drumsounds.This album facitilitate his passion for Arp Syntezisers.

 

Tord Gustavsen Quartet - The Well  (ECM 2012)

Tords continuing progres as bandleader and pianist

 

Dave Stapleton - Flight  (Edition Records 2012)

Daves hard work establishin his wondeful UK label Edition with remarkable releases and artsits.



Synne Sanden - When nobodys around  (Dayladore Collective)

Talented young vocalist Synnes debutalbum. Featuring Mathias Eick, Moddi and me..)

 

Nik Bärtch Ronin - Live  (ECM 2012)

One of Europes most important Jazzartists!

 

And many more.. My 2013 will include establishing a live concert platform on web, continuing work with Bugge´n Friends(Erik Truffaz,Ilhan Ersahin,Joe Claussell), Wesseltoft/Schwarz Ensemble Feat. Dan Berglund - Bass and Manu Delago - Percussion (Premiere Oslo 1.feb. To be streamed!) - Touring Germany with Jazzland Community March - Continuing work on crossover classical/Jazzproject wit genious violonist Henning Kraggerud, My soloconcerts, both accoustic standard with "Songs" and a brand new Electronic groovebased setup, and lastly OkWorld for november next year.

Looking forward!

 

Bugge

 

 

 

 

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My new Album - Songs

2011-12-05

Got incredible response on my new album Songs. Personal interpretations of my favourite Jazz Standars. All solo Piano.

 

Album Out now on Gube in CD Quality for a Norwegian Audience.

Album will be out worldwide on Gube in 24Bit96Khz Soundquality at a special price from Thursday 8.Dec

Read my Linearnotes here..

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Bugge Wesseltoft upcoming shows

2011-08-18

Hi!

Hope you all had a lovely summer! We had some terrible terrible actions in our beloved city Oslo in July. The sorrow for victims and families are beyond!

Great concert Season coming up for me this fall!

19. 8 - Brand new project featuring some of my fantastic friends!

Joe Claussell (US) rythms - Erik Truffaz (France) trumpet - Ilhan Ersahin (US/Turkey)  saxophone - Torun Eriksen and Beate Lech vocals

NB! Concert will be recorded and streamed on internet. Info will follow!

24.-26.8 Soloconcerts in Skien Norway

2.9 - Wesseltoft/Schwarz Duo live at Victoria Oslo

7.9 The Organ Club Season opening feat: Stian Westerhus and Kenneth Kapstad !  Live at Cosmopolite Oslo

Special guests: Andreas Pålsson Trio Release concert!

NB! Concert will be recorded and streamed on internet. Info will follow!

11.9 Wesseltoft/Schwarz Duo live in Chemnitz

17.9 Soloconcert in Sortland Jazzfest

23.9 Soloconcert at Sacred Music in Drammen

5.10 The Organ Club feat Petter Vågan and Gard Nilssen

NB! Concert will be recorded and streamed on internet. Info will follow!

11.10 Soloconcert Band on the Wall Manchester

13. - 14.10 Jazzland Days at Victoria Oslo Feat Jazzland Community Håkon Kornstad - Knut Reiersrud - Ola Kvernberg - soloperformance by Håkon Kornstad

 

16.10  Wesseltoft/Schwarz Duo live at Enjoy Jazz Manheim

28.10 Wesseltoft/Schwarz Duo live in Hamburg

6. - 12.11  Liveconcerts in Brasil feat: Nana Vasconcelos - Marlui Miranda and Henning Kraggerud

17.11 Soloconcert in Helsinki

18.11 Wesseltoft/Schwarz Duo live Bari

1.12 Solo Christmas Concert  Riga

2.12 Solo Christmas Concert Tallin

4.12 Solo Christmas Concert Skien

6.12 Solo Christmas Concert Oslo Konserthus w/guests

7.12 Solo Christmas Concert Drammen

12.12 Solo Christmas Concert Gøteborg

14.12 Solo Christmas Concert Harstad

15.12 Solo Christmas Concert Svolvær

17.12 The Organ Club Christmas Special

 

More coming up!

 

 

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Concerts this Summer

2011-07-07

16.May - The Organ Club -"African groove" - Live at Cosmopilite Oslo

20.May -  Big i Bodø - with Bodø Big Band - Bodø Kulturhus

2. - 3. June - With Pia Myrvold - FLOW Venice Bienalle

11. June - SoloPiano Concert Series - National Theatre - Bucharest

12. June  - Solo Club Concert -  Green Hours -   Bucharest

18.June - Wesseltoft&Schwarz Duo Humani Festival Chieti - Italy

29. June - Solo Piano - Museo Reina Sofia - Madrid

7.July - With Alp Ersonmez -   Istanbul Jazz Festival

8.July Lux - Solo Club Performance -  Istanbul

09. July - Wesseltoft&Schwarz Duo - Pitch Festival -  Amsterdam

10.July   Wesseltoft&Schwarz Duo - North See - Rotterdam

22.July - Wrigtegaarden m Gjester Langesund

19.August Bugge w friends(Joe Claussell, Erik Truffaz,Ilhan Ehrsin) - Oslo Jazzfestival!

Wesseltoft&Schwharz Duo Albumrelease 25.June!!!!! Will be gooood

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The Organ Club

2011-04-09

Joined Soundcloud and added some live clips from my "The Organ Club" Series Live at Cosmopolite / Belleville Oslo.

I think they sound pretty good! Great Musicians, Good energy, Good Audience (thanks!) and the main thing! its All improvised, No rehearsals, just an attempt to creat good music.

Check it out here:

The Organ Club Live 17.Nov 2010

The Organ Club Live 22.March 2011

Hope you like it! I am concidering putting special Live material out on Gube. Is it interesting?

 

Have a great weekend!

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Some more New Conception of Jazz Liveclips

2011-03-21

Find some more Livestuff from New Conception of Jazz here..Im proud of this band! Good energy, some fine music, groovy and basically all just jamming...I like that!

 

Click for Links..

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Give Away Tracks on Gubemusic

2011-03-15

Hi! I really want to make you visit and listen to all the fantastic music at Gube! Giving away one of my tracks (0.1 Euro) each week if you promise to listen out some of all that superb music we got! This weeks give away track is Hi Is from my album Filming(2004), the last New Conception of Jazz Release.

Please take your time to check out all those wonderful Labels!

ECM - Act - Rune Grammofon - Smalltown Supersound - Basic Channel - Honest Jons - Wackies just to mention a few..

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Nordic Music Prize nominees for Sidsel Endresen and Rolf Erik Nystrøm

2011-03-15

Great music and two superb artists!

Check theyre music here...

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Albums I loved beeing a part of!

2011-03-10

Click and listen..

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New Server and great new music at Gube. Finallly!

2011-03-09

Our new server is up and running. Currently adding great new music at gube!

From ECM

Julia Hülsmann Trio - Imprint. (recommended!)

Three Ketil Bjørnstad Albums: Remembrance (Tore Brunborg, Jon Christensen), Night Song (Ketil Bjølrnstad / Svante Henryson), and The River (Ketil Bjørnstad / David Darling

Colin Vallon - Rruga (ECM Debut!)

Cyminology - Saburi

Paolo Fresu, A Filetta Corsican Voices, Daniele di Bonaventura
Mistico Mediterraneo

Also two new albums from Swedish / Norwegian ParallellExcess Luggage and Sidiki Kamara Band(Mali)

Do not miss upcoming ECM releases on Gubemusic!!

Mathias Eick - Skala ( In Store 18. March)

Tarkovsky Quartet - François Couturier, Anja Lechner, Jean-Louis Matinier, Jean-Marc Larché ( In Store 18. March)

 

 

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Grenoble

2011-03-09

HI. Enjoying Grenoble attending the Jazzfestival performing two days featuring som fantastic artists. Yesterday was Sidsel Endresen and Jan Bang(Punkt Festival), Today Mari Kvien Brunvoll, a supertalented girl doing solo performances using voice, sounds and a loopmachine. Putting out a couple of videoclips. Firstly something I did at Leipzig Bach Tage last year. Playing Bach Cello sonatas with the great Zeno Gabaglio. Piano, Cello, Laptop and sounds. Also some great clips of Sidsel , Jan and Mari. Click the article and enjoy!

 

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Pictures and comments from a Listener. Thanks!

2011-02-09

Hello Bugge,

thank you very much for your extraordinarily gripping concert in Cologne's Altes Pfandhaus. For me sitting just a metre from you was a special pleasure. There was a memorable closeness between audience and musicians. I hope my taking photos did not bother you. It is not often that you can get that close to the artist.

I also loved your concert with Henrik Schwarz in the Philharmonie in Cologne. It was phenomenal.

Gerard posted some photos. Thanks!!

Best Wishes

Gerhard Richter

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Ten amazing tracks!

2011-01-25

1. King in my empire - Rythm&Sound W/ The Artists

2. Per Ulv - Terje Rypdal - Waves

3. The moons a harsh mistress - Radka Toneff - Fairytales

4. Horses in rain - Sidsel Endresen - So I Write

5. Köln, January 24, 1975, Part I - Keith Jarret - The Köln Concert

6. På Månen - Talisman Group - Dating

7. Diskodans - Mental Overdrive - 083

8. Gamlestev - Kirsten Bråthen Berg - Min Kvedarlund

9. Sand - Ralph Towner - Solstice

10. Vijay Iyer - Human Nature - Solo

 

Find them all at Gubemusic - Better Music Better Sound!

 

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The Organ Club Christmas Special

2011-01-06

Had to share some clips from my project "The Organ Club" Live in Oslo 22.dec.

Torun Eriksen(voc) - Håkon Kornstad(sax) - Eivind Aarset(gui) - David Wallumrød(organ/clavinette) - Audun Erlien(bass) - Anders Engen(drums) and myself on hammond B3. great vibe. Clips to be found here..

Deilig Er Jorden / Cissy Strut

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Jazzland Community 2.Edition in Budapest

2011-01-06

We had such a cool night in Budapest in November presenting The New Jazzland Community. Håkon Kornstad - Ola Kvernberg Trio - Bugge - Knut Reiersrud Live. (Hopefully coming to a place near you soon!). Thanks so much for the invitation, and also so much thanks to Gabor Dorge who recorded most of it. Love when folks put energy into capturing things like this!After our set we went to a jazzclub to see the fantastic Gabor Bolla with Robyn Lakatosh on piano and friends.They are world class Jazzplayers What a night!

Added some of Dorges videos here..

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ECM on Gubemusic

2011-01-03

Hi. Just wanted to express my proudnes for finally beeing able to recommend ECM on Gubemusic. In my opinion ECM stands out as the most directional recordlabel in modern history with its clear sound ideals, artwork and musical awarenes. Where most other music of today will be forgotten tomorrow, ECM will remain with its timeless music all created under  supervision of Manfred Eicher. (Another label that comes to my mind projecting some of the same qualitys is Basic Channel and Maurizio, also German but at the opposite spectre of sound, Electronic Music but still with the same efforts to achieve clear directional musical ideas). Just wanted to be the first on Gubemusic to recommend 4 fantastic albums from ECM. Albums that meant so much to me in my growth as a musician. It should be no secret that ECM and Norwegian music holds strong lines, and have been growing together from the beginning. Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Arild Andersen, Jon Christensen, Jan Erik Kongshaug. All of them my heroes and my without doubt most important pathfinders, making it possible to believe in creating music out of scandinavian jazz ideals. Here the are: The 4 most influental ECM albums for me.

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