Jazz-electronica pioneer Bugge Wesseltoft, renowned for his productions on Jazzland Records and performances that span both genres, has organised a rare and special outing loosely titled “Bugge’n’ Friends” in one of Hackney’s newest venues, Oval Space. Joined by a international array of performance artists, who have worked with him over the years, Bugge’n’ Friends will feature Swiss Blue Note trumpeter Erik Truffaz, US producer Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell and Turkish saxophonist Ilhan Ershain.
In his own words Bugge says the project is all about presenting “a community of music and international artists, mixing jazz and electronic music together in a deep mutual respect and with a fascination for each other’s worlds”. DJing on either side performance are Berlin-based producer/DJ Alexander Barck from Jazzanova and London-based DJ Ashley Beedle. Drinks served on the terrace of Oval Space (weather permitting) suggest a friendly evening designed to showcase some of the most innovative aspects of Bugge’s prolific career working with jazz musicians, DJs, producers and conceptualists. For Bugge, the mid-nineties was like a small version of the late sixties (his favourite period in music), with artists in electronic music production and talented jazz musicians showing “great openness and the will to experiment throughout genres and musical directions”. Expect moments of soul, fusion jazz and pop, blended with electronica and experimentation delivered by a friendly soiree of exceptional musicians and producers. Ben Romberg
Doors: 6pm for drinks on the terrace / performances commencing 7.30pm
Photo of: Jens Christian (aka Bugge Wesseltoft)