Bugge & Friends New Album April 2015. Feat. Erik Truffaz, Ilhan Ersahin, Joe Claussell, Beady Belle, Torun Eriksen

BUGGE WESSELTOFT ‘n Friends is a 7 people jazz group consisting of Wesseltofts long time friends and hereos. A multinational all star line up with melodic brass section, a warm sounding rhythm section, electronic percussion and catchy compositions written by Bugge Wesseltoft. True international music with influences from 4 different countries.

The group features BUGGE WESSELTOFT himself, french trumpeter ERIK TRUFFAZ from Blue Note, New Yorks Nublu club founder and turkish saxophonist ILHAN ERSAHIN, the US dj/ producer legend JOAQUIN “JOE” CLAUSSELL and a three piece rhythm section.
The project might remind of the great success and vibe of New Conception Of Jazz but raised to another level.

After a celebrated all star concert at Oslo Jazz festival September 2011 together with Erik Truffaz, Ilhan Ersahin, Joaquin “Joe” Claussell, the singers Torun Eriksen and Beate Lech from Beady Belle the story will continues since then.

Album release spring 2015 Jazzland Recs/ Universal Music.


Line up

Bugge Wesseltoft (NO) · grand piano, rhodes, synthesizer
Erik Truffaz (FR) · trumpet
Ilhan Ersahin (TUR) · saxophon
Joaquin “Joe” Claussell (USA) · rhythms, percussion
Marius Reksjø (NO) · basses
Erik Holm (NO) · percussions
Andreas Bye (NO) · drums



Bugge ‘n Friends with Bugge Wesseltoft, Erik Truffaz, Ilhan Ersahin, Joaquin Joe Claussell


28.03. Ribeiro Preto (BR)
29.03.Sao Paolo (BR)
14.06. Usadba Festival Moskau (RU)
27.07. San Sebastian (ES)


12.01. Le Poisson Rouge New York13.01. Nublu New York
14.01. Nublu New York
14.06. AlfaJazzFest Lviv Ukraine
15.06. Midtsommerjazz Arendal Norway
18.06. Nublu Istanbul
19.06. Nublu Istanbul
22.06. Blue Note Club Tokyo
23.06. Blue Note Club Tokyo
19.07.  Jazz en la Costa Festival Almunecar Spain
26.07. Canal Street Festival Arendal Norway


27.04. Blue Note Club Tokyo (J)
28.04. Blue Note Club Tokyo (J)
29.04. Blue Note Club Tokyo (J)
25.05. Nattjazz Festival Bergen (NO)
09.07. Zeltival Karlsruhe (D)
10.07. Jazz Open Stuttgart (D)
11.07. Schloss Elmau (D)
12.07. Oval Space London (UK)
14.07. Istanbul Jazz Festival (TU)
15.07. Garana Jazz Festival (RO)
17.08. Murton Festival Graz (A)