Oytun Ersan

Oytun Ersan is a Turkish Cypriot bassist, composer, recording artist and a member of the Recording Academy. He is best known for his soulful grooves, technique and melodic Jazz Fusion compositions. Oytun holds a degree in Music and a Masters Degree in Special Education. At the early age of 15, he joined the International Nicosia Municipality Orchestra as a saxophone and later as a bass player, making him the youngest professional musician to join an internationally recognised orchestra in Cyprus island. His passion for music 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 is currently referred to as ‘‘the rising star of the bass community’’. He is among the featured artists of Fodera Guitars and an official artist endorser of Aguilar Amplification, GruvGear and Elixir Strings. Throughout his career, Oytun has performed, recorded and collaborated with a range of acclaimed artists including Dave Weckl, Eric Marienthal, Mike Miller, Dean Brown, Wycliffe Gordon, Rex Richardson, Bob Franceschini, Louie Palmer, Mitch Forman, Brandon Fields, Cliff Almond, Yutaka Yamada and many others. He has performed at prestigious events, jazz festivals and venues including Leverkusener Jazztage, Aalener Jazz Festival, Ingolstadt Jazztage, the Baked Potato Jazz Club, Nublu Jazz Club and the Bass Bash. Oytun Ersan is the leader of Oytun Ersan All Stars band which was formed in early 2019. The band has performed a sold-out show at the Bass Bash and more recently at the legendary Baked Potato Jazz Club in Los Angeles, California. The band - consisting of Oytun Ersan on bass, Mitch Forman on keys, Bob Franceschibi on saxophone and Louie Palmer on drums - will be touring Europe in Spring 2020.

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''The rising star of the bass community!'' - Aguilar Amplification

‘‘ Bass prodigy Oytun Ersan is not merely a virtuosic bassist; he's also a highly imaginative and skilled composer as evidenced here by these seven first rate, frequently labyrinthine but always riveting tunes. ‘‘ - All About Jazz

“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

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

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Fusiolicious

Self Produced
2019

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Fusiolicious

Self Produced
2018

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East Meets West

Self Produced
2015

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Mysterious Maze

From: Fusiolicious
By Oytun Ersan

Rush

From: East Meets West
By Oytun Ersan

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