CLUB DES BELUGAS
Club des Belugas is one of the leading Nujazz projects in Germany, perhaps in Europe.
They combine contemporary European Lounge & Nujazz Styles with Brazilian Beats, Swing
American Black Soul of the fifties, sixties and seventies using their unique creativity and intensity.
Club des Belugas started their career in 2002 with their first album "Caviar at 3 a.m.".
In 2003 they released their 2nd album "Minority Tunes", which included
the German Club Charts no.1 hits "hip hip chin chin" and "Gadda Rio".
In 2006 Club des Belugas enriched the world of music with a real masterpiece called "apricoo soul".
The 12” vinyl "Wildcats gotta move" reached German Club Charts #3
and stayed in the Top Ten for 8 weeks (march & april 2006).
The included Club des Belugas Remix of Dean Martin´s "Mambo Italiano" is the first worldwide
legal remix of any Dean Martin track, authorized by Capitol/EMI and the Dean Martin Family themselves.
Tracks from Club des Belugas have been licensed for advertisement and TV commercials of:
LG Electronics, Lexus, Ford Mondeo, KIA Motors, Jaguar, Honda Jazz, Nivea, Samsung Mobile Phones",
Burlington, Hudson, Strenesse, The German National Soccerteam, CPD, Telekom South Korea…
Tracks from Club des Belugas have been licensed for compilations more than 630 times:
Hotel Costes 7 & 11, Brazilectro 6, 8 & 10, Claude Challe presents, Claude Challe select 2008,
Saint Germain des Pres Café, Man Ray 4, Klassik Lounge 3, 4 & 5, Bar Lounge Classics - Bossa,
Bar Lounge Classics – The Finest, Erotic Lounge 6, Paparazzi, Café de Paris…
just to name a few.
Tracks from Club des Belugas have been released on more than 4 Million CDs in total.
Between June & September 2007 the Club des Belugas Quartet has performed 89 gigs in China.
They released a special China Edition CD called “Best of Club des Belugas” in cooperation with the
"Shangrila Hotels", "Moet & Chandon" and "La Perla"
Since the end of 2007 Club des Belugas has performed
more than 100 concerts all over Europe, also at Jazz festivals:
Jazz Festival Leiden / Netherlands
Jazz Festival Gronau / Germany
The Hague Jazz Festival / Netherlands
Jazz Festival Aalen / Germany
Smooth Jazz Festival Munich / Germany
Jazz Rallye Duesseldorf / Germany
Ethno Jazz Festival Thessaloniki / Greece
ZeltMusicFestival Freiburg / Germany
Jazz Festival Lublin / Poland
Rheingau Music Festival Wiesbaden / Germany
Jazz Festival Potsdam / Germany
Schlossfestival Mannheim / Germany
North Sea Jazz Festival (July 2010) / Netherlands
Jazz Festival Berlin (July 2010) / Germany
The album Apricoo Soul has been chosen for "Best CD of the year 2006"
and the album SWOP has been chosen for "Best CD of the year 2008"