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Current ACT Artist
Instrument
piano
Nationality
Norwegian
Genres
Christmas Jazz, Jazz, Norwegian Jazz, Piano Jazz, Duo Art

Bugge Wesseltoft

Bugge Wesseltoft is a man who likes to push the envelope and he is well-known as one of the most innovative jazz pianists today. His collaborations with DJs like Henrik Schwarz and his experiments with electronic music have made him a name far beyond the contemporary jazz scene. At the beginning of the 90s Wesseltoft – surrounded by musicians like Nils Petter Molvær and Eivind Aarset – started out in Norway's progressive jazz scene to become one of the leading figures in a radical new approach to jazz. Since then he has continuously weaved elements of house, techno, ambient and noise into jazz and some free improvisations for his project "New Conceptions of Jazz". But for all that, Wesseltoft's lyrical and melodious playing was always very tangible. In working for ACT he essentially became famous for this facet of his artistic personality: The 1997 solo Christmas album "It's Snowing On My Piano" presents him in a very intimate acoustic setting. In 2012 the release of the sequel to this very special work "Last Spring" continued. In collaboration with classical violinist Henning Kraggerud, Wesseltoft once again returns to Norwegian lore, but this time adapts classical compositions – for example by Edvard Grieg – to create an album of minimalistic meditations.

  • 08.02.2018
    Bugge Wesseltoft
    TR - Ankara
    Ankara Palas
    Project
    Everybody Loves Angels
  • 24.02.2018
    Bugge Wesseltoft
    BE - Brussels
    Flagey
    Project
    Everybody loves Angels
  • 25.02.2018
    Bugge Wesseltoft
    BE - Eupen
    Alter Schlachthof
    Project
    Everybody loves Angels
  • 26.02.2018
    Bugge Wesseltoft
    NL - Utrecht
    Tivoli Vredenburg
    Project
    Everybody Loves Angels
  • 27.02.2018
    Bugge Wesseltoft
    BE - Sint-Truiden
    CC De Bogaard
    Project
    Everybody loves Angels