What they say…
Club Des Belugas is one of the leading nujazz bands in Europe, perhaps in the world. They combine contemporary european lounge & nujazz styles with Brazilian beats, swing and American black soul of the 50s, 60s and 70s using their unique creativity and intensity.
Club Des Belugas began their career in 2002 with first album “Caviar at 3 a.m.”. In 2003 they climbed to no.1 of the German Club Charts with their 12″ vinyl “Hip Hip Chin Chin”. Since then they have released 8 studio albums, a 2CD live album, a live DVD and 7 singles/EPs and 4 different “Best of” albums for countries like China, Japan, Korea and South Africa. A “Best of” 2CD album for the worldwide market will be released by the end of 2017.
In 2010 Club Des Belugas was nominated at the Spanish Acid Jazz Awards in 2 categories: as ‘best live act’ and for their 5th album “Zoo Zizaro” as ‘best jazz album’. They reached top 30 chart position for the album “SWOP” in Greece (album charts) and Germany (jazz album charts), many number 1 chart positions for the albums “SWOP”, “Forward” and “Fishing for Zebras” on Amazon‘s Triphop charts and Traditional Jazz charts (obviously wrong genre classifications from Amazon, but nice to mention though).
Between June & September 2007 Club Des Belugas have performed 89 concerts in China, and since then they have performed more than 300 concerts all over the world, mainly on international jazz festivals, but also in jazz clubs, electro clubs and in private and corporate events.
Club Des Belugas‘ 9th studio album, a 2CD album simply called “NINE” is scheduled for release on September 30th, 2016.