Oytun Ersan (Cyprus)


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.