Oytun Ersan is a Turkish Cypriot bassist, composer and recording artist best known for his soulful grooves, technique and melodic Jazz Fusion compositions. At the early age of 15, Oytun joined the International Nicosia Municipality Orchestra as a saxophone and bass player where he is still working for the last 20+ years. Oytun has performed and collaborated with a range of acclaimed artists including trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, trumpeter Rex Richardson, Nigerian singer/songwriter Ola Onabule, Bob Franceschini, Mitch Forman and many others. He released his second Jazz Fusion album Fusiolicious in April 2018. The album, which has been a great success, is produced by the legendary bassist 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, Mitch Forman, Mike Miller and Karen Briggs. Oytun currently resides in Cyprus island and travels internationally for festivals, gigs and exhibitions.
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''The rising star of the bass community!''
- Aguilar Amplification
“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. ”
“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