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Oytun Ersan

Oytun Ersan is a Turkish Cypriot bassist, composer and recording artist. He is among the Featured Artists of Fodera Guitars and is an official Artist Endorser for Aguilar and Gruv Gear. Oytun holds a degree in Music from and at the early age of 15, he 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 range of acclaimed artists including trombonist Wycliffe Gordon, trumpeter Rex Richardson, Nigerian singer/songwriter Ola Onabule, and many others. Oytun and his Jazz Fusion all-starts band released 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.

Quotes on Fusiolicious

“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 (Contemporary Fusion Reviews)

'' I have had a few albums over the years where the band has been led by a bassist, but I can honestly say that I have never heard anything quite like this before. If ever there was a masterclass in modern jazz fusion, and how it can work with funk, then this is it. ''
— Kev Rowland

“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

“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