OYTUN ERSAN

      Fusiolicious is out now!

Bassist Oytun Ersan and his band of jazz fusion all-stars shine on his dynamic new release, Fusiolicious

On his brand-new sophomore release, Fusiolicious, Turkish Cypriot bassist Oytun Ersan has an all-star band on hand to present seven cooking original tunes! The music is expertly executed on an intriguing blend of electric and acoustic instruments, featuring giants of jazz fusion, including drummer Dave Weckl, saxophonist Eric Marienthal, keyboardists Gary Husband and Gerry Etkins, guitarists Brett Garsed, Okan Ersan and Mike Miller and violinist Karen Briggs.

If you don’t purchase any other music this year – GET this one… it gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from me, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of a (perfect) 5.00 – meaning that it also gets my “PICK” for “best jazz fusion album”.
— Rotcod Zzaj
A wildly tasty set that captures what was so cool and attractive abut fusion become consultants turned it into fuzak, this is how it would sound today if it hadn’t been corrupted along the way and the only thing that will take you back to the day is you won’t feel 30 years older listening to this. As hot as it gets, this is a solid dose of the real deal!
— Midwest Record

Album Produced by: Ric Fierabracci   Mixing: Ric Fierabracci   Mastering: Ric Fierabracci

 
 

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BIOGRAPHY

Oytun Ersan is a Turkish Cypriot bassist, composer and recording artist. Oytun holds a degree in Music from the Eastern Mediterranean University. At the early age of 15, Oytun joined the International Nicosia Municipality Orchestra as a bass player where he is still working for the last 20+ years. His passion for music also lead Oytun to attended an Instrumental Conducting Course Masterclass run by the world famous conductor Prof. Peter Start from the Royal College of Music in July 2014. 

Oytun has performed and collaborated with a long list of distinguished artists, including Dave Weckl, Eric Marienthal, Gary Husband, Gerry Etkins, Dean Brown, Mike Miller, Brett Garsed, Okan Ersan, Rex Richardson, Wycliffe Gordon, Paul Roos, Ola Onabule and Andrey Alpatov. Oytun Ersan's debut album East Meets West was released in May 2015 and features some special guests like Wycliffe Gordon on trombone and Prof. Rex Richardson on trumpet and flugelhorn. Oytun released his second Jazz Fusion album Fusiolicious in April 2018. The album is produced by the great Ric Fierabracci and features some of the most influential Jazz musicians of our century such as Dave Weckl, Eric Marienthal, Gary Husband, Gerry Etkins, Dean Brown, Brett Garsed, Okan Ersan, Mike Miller and Karen Briggs. Oytun currently resides with his family in Nicosia, North Cyprus and travels internationally for exhibitions, festival performances and gigs.  

 

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Oytun Ersan is now among the legendary Featured Artists of Fodera Guitars!

It’s such an honour to be among the top artists of Fodera Guitars, the manufacturer of the highest quality bass guitars ever built!
— Oytun Ersan
 
 

My custom made Fodera Buckeyeburl Imperial Elite 5 string bass

 
 

 

Markbass announces the release of Oytun Ersan's new album, 'Fusiolicious'. 

Markbass artist Oytun Ersan has just announced the release of his new Jazz Fusion album, Fusiolicious. The album presents a ‘’delicious’’ combination of Funk Jazz and Progressive Jazz and is a must have album for Jazz Fusion lovers!
— Markbass
 
 
 

No Treble announces the release of Oytun Ersan's new album, 'Fusiolicious'. 

Oytun Ersan has released his second album, Fusiolicious, featuring a killer lineup of jazz musicians.
— Kevin Johnson
 
 

Bass Musician Magazine announces the release of Oytun Ersan's new album, 'Fusiolicious'.

“Versatile” doesn’t begin to describe the prodigiously talented bassist, composer and educator Oytun Ersan. He is a master composer in his own right, as evidenced by the top-flight funk and progressive jazz presented on his aptly named second album, Fusiolicious.
— Bass Musician Magazine
 
 
 

Broadway World announces Oytun Ersan's new album, 'Fusiolicious'.

With his exciting new release, Oytun Ersan once again proves himself a jazz fusion force to be reckoned with.
— BroadwayWorld

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Germany Tour with Okan Ersan & Noise Adventures

8 Nov. 2018

Aalener Jazzfestival    Tickets

Okan Ersan & Eckhard Meszelinsky

10 Nov. 2018

Leverkusener Jazztage   Tickets

Gregory Porter I Okan Ersan & Noise Adventures

11 Nov. 2018

Ingolstadt Jazztage   Tickets  

Okan Ersan & Noise Adventures

12 Nov. 2018

Scala Jazztage   Tickets 

Okan Ersan & Eckhard Meszelinsky

14 Nov. 2018

Dresden Jazz festival    Tickets

Okan Ersan & Noise Adventures

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OKAN ERSAN & NOISE ADVENTURES

Okan Ersan (Guitar)

Eckhard Meszelinsky (Saxophone)

Oytun Ersan (Bass)

Christian Dellacher (Piano)

Jan Niemeyer (Drums)


FEATURED ALBUM REVIEWS

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CONTEMPORARY FUSION REVIEWS

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If you don’t purchase any other music this year – GET this one… it gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from me, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of a (perfect) 5.00 – meaning that it also gets my “PICK” for “best jazz fusion album”.
— Rotcod Zzaj
 
 
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MIDWEST RECORD

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A wildly tasty set that captures what was so cool and attractive abut fusion become consultants turned it into fuzak, this is how it would sound today if it hadn’t been corrupted along the way and the only thing that will take you back to the day is you won’t feel 30 years older listening to this. As hot as it gets, this is a solid dose of the real deal!
— Chris Spector

AMAZON CUSTOMER REVIEWS

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Terrific fusion jazz with an emphasis on clarity of thought and performance. Excellent!
— Grady Harp
 
 
 
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                                THE VINYL ANACHRONIST

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Oytun Ersan is a wild and wonderful leader with his bass—you know his arrangements are focusing on those driving pulses that have settled deep into the foundation of the music. He is fast as can be. Weckl is a true soulmate.
— Marc Phillips
 
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MUSIC ZOOM (Italy)

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Fusion characterized by the extreme virtuosity of the performers. Turkish Cypriot electric bassist Oytun Ersan has chosen to make a respectable album with some of the stars of the genre. The music is exciting and the compositions of the leader is in the best tradition of the genre.