Erik Wesseltoft

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Erik Wesseltoft
Erik Wesseltoft Cosmopolite 2017 (233213).jpg
Wesseltoft at Cosmopolite Oslo in 2017
Background information
Born 1944 (age 73–74)
Porsgrunn, Telemark
Origin Norway
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician and composer
Instruments Guitar

Erik Wesseltoft (born 1944 in Porsgrunn, Norway) is a Norwegian jazz guitarist and composer, married to pharmacist Randi Ersdal (1944–), and the father of jazz pianist Bugge Wesseltoft (1964–).[1]


Wesseltoft is a guitarist who has played a modest but important role in Norwegian jazz and theater music; in 2004 his first album, Con Amore, was released, and in 2013 the follow up To Someone I Knew. His world-famous son, Bugge Wesseltoft, contributes elpiano and piano on both records; in addition Vidar Johansen and Harald Johnsen contributed on the 2004 edition, and Carl Magnus Neumann contributed on the 2013 album, in addition to well known musicians like Knut Riisnæs, Roger Arntzen, and Frode Nymo.[2][3]


  • 2004: Con Amore (Normann Records)[3]
  • 2013: To Someone I Knew (Normann Records)[4]


  1. ^ Halvorsen, Tore (2009-02-13). "Bugge Wesseltoft". Norsk Biografisk Leksikon. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Erik Wesseltoft - Jazzulv i fåreklær" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  3. ^ a b Hammerø, Tor (2013-04-09). "Som far så sønn". Nettavisen (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2016-06-29. 
  4. ^ Wicklund, Erling (2013-03-08). "Erik Wesseltoft – To Someone I Knew". NRK. Retrieved 2016-06-29. 

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