Bugge’s Room

The legendary keyboard player and composer Bugge Wesseltoft brings his very own Bugge’s Room to London in a late-night special which features horn player/noise master Hild Tafjord and drummer/percussionist Thomas Strønen.

Bugge Wesseltoft live

The legendary keyboard player and composer Bugge Wesseltoft brings his very own Bugge’s Room to London in a late-night special. Bugge is highly respected among generations of Norwegian musicians for his en­couragement of younger artists as well as his ability to assimilate con­temporary styles and genres into jazz.

Late on Saturday night the Scene Norway audience is invited into Bugge’s Room, the name of Bugge Wesseltoft’s studio in Oslo. Bugge is acknowl­edged as an extraordinarily influential musician in Norway. His whole con­cept of new jazz has been important and he has remained on the cutting edge for more than a decade, enabling him to reach out to a younger generation. Wesseltoft will be welcoming some exciting young musicians as well as playing the solo piano during his Scene Norway gig.

Since the early 1990´s Bugge has made an impressive, truly post-mod­ern transistion from ECM nordic jazz traditions, playing and recording together with the likes of Jan Garbarek, to forming his own exquisite label Jazzland, and creating a unique, fresh blend of “future jazz”. A style that finds itself equally at home with fans of deep house, techno and ambient, as well as with traditional and experimental jazz purists.

Following the pioneering, globally acclaimed FiLM iNG album released four years ago, Bugge has spent the past years touring the world’s melt­ing-pot festivals, where jazz meets club culture in a heady brew. He has seen his “sound” embraced by leading worldwide 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, Fran­cois K., and New York´s cult “Body and Soul “ collective.

Bugge’s guests for the Scene Norway evening include horn player and electronics master Hild Tafjord and percussionist Thomas Strønen, plus a few surprises in addition to a stunning solo piano from Bugge himself.

Date: Saturday 15th November w/Hild Tafjord and Thomas Strønen
Time: 10pm – 1am / Venue: Hall Two

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