Bugge Wesseltofts New Conception Of Jazz 2016


With brand new line up. 4 amazing, young talents from Solo.

The band will perform both new and old material featuring “hits” like “You Might Say”, “Existence” and “Change”.

Line Up

Bugge Wesseltoft – Keyboards, Sounds, Visuals
Marthe Lea – Saxophone, Electronics, Voice
Oddrun Lilja Jonsdottir – Guitar
Sanskriti Shrestha – Tablas
Siv Øyunn Kjenstad – Drums and Vocals

New Conception of Jazz 1996-2016

After a 10 years break Bugge Wesseltoft restarts his iconic New Conception of Jazz in connection with the bands and record labels Jazzland 20 year anniversary. The original formation hitting of back in 1996 really created a new and fresh boost for european jazz music together with artists like Erik Truffaz and Nils Petter Molvaer. Key element and concept of the group were the blend of electronic clubmusic and live jazz. New Conception of Jazz became the definition and leading figure of Electronic Jazz.
The band took a break after 10 years of worldwide touring, 400 concerts and 5 albums, “New Conception of Jazz”(1996), Sharing (1998), Moving (2001), Live (2003), Filming (2004).
Now, hitting 2016 it’s time for a fresh start – kicking off Jazzland Recordings and the groups 20 year anniversary, with all new young musicians.

“Members are among norways most promising new musicians” says Bugge “and we are all so exited to play as a formation”. The band will perform both new and old material featuring NCOJ “hits” like “You Might Say”, originall yfeaturing Sidsel Endresen, “Existence” and “Change”.

Bugge Wesseltofts New Conception Of Jazz 3 (no photo credit)

Jazzland Recordings was started by Bugge in 1996 also celebrating 20 years in 2016. One hundred releases, one million sold copies of some of the best norwegian jazz. Atomic, Sidsel Endresen, Beady Belle, Torun Eriksen, Håkon Kornstad, Dhafer Youssef, Eivind Aarset, Punktsessions, Ola Kvernberg, Come Shine Mopti, Motif, New Conception of Jazz and many others. Bugge Wesseltoft and Jazzland Recordings are enormously exited to get out there and present all the amazing artists and musicians featured by Jazzland in 2016!

LIVE 2016 (to be extended)

16.03. Oslo (NO) Rockefeller
18.03. Voss (NO) Jazz Festival
05.05. Stavanger (NO)  Mai Jazz Festival
06.05. Dudelange (LUX) JazzMachine Festival, Opferschmelz
08.05. Berlin (D) XJazz Festival
03.06. Bergen (NO) – Nattjazz Festival
07.07. Kongsberg (NO) Jazzfest
01.10. Jarasum (KO) Jazzfest
03.10. Tokio (JP)
04.10. Tokio (JP)
06.10. Paris( F) La Gaite Lyrique
25.10. Prague (PL) Palac Akropolis
26.10. Leuven (BEL) 30CC/Theatre
27.10. Turnhout (BEL) De Warande/Kuub
28.10. Brugge (BEL) City Theatre
29.10. Umea (SE) Jazz Festival
02.11. Sarajevo (BA) Jazz Festival
03.11. Zurich (CH) JazzNoJazz
19.11. London (UK) Kings Place 20 years Jazzland Night
21.11. Frankfurt (D) Brotfabrik Tbc
22.11. Cologne (D) Pfandhaus tbc
03.02. Yverdon Les Bains (CH)

Photos by Anne Valeur.