- 7 Jan 2016 8:00 AM
The two played together for the first time last May at the famous 606 Club in London. There and then the decision was born that they should get together again. World class pianist, Béla Szakcsi Lakatos immediately caught the attention of the British critics when he played with Arnie Somogyi’s ten-piece band, Improvokation both at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and at Ronnie Scott’s.
Alyn Shipton in The Times wrote of “the brilliantly eccentric pianism of Bela Szakcsi Lakatos”, while John Fordham of The Guardian simply stated that “pianist Bela Szakcsi Lakatos is wonderful”.
In November 2007 he and his augmented group represented Hungary at the London Jazz Festival. His frenetically successful concert was broadcast live by Radio 3. Bassist Yuri Goloubev From 1991- 1992 Yuri played with the famed Bolshoi Opera, and from 1992 - 2004 as Principal Bass with one of the world’s most noted chamber orchestras – The Moscow Soloists, directed by Yuri Bashmet.
Since the late 1990s, Yuri had become keenly interested in jazz, and started performing in clubs and festivals as a jazz bassist as well. The growth of this interest finally led him to all but abandon his classical career, and devote himself to the jazz genre as a performer and composer.
What is truly unique about Yuri is that he has completed this almost impossible switch, from the classical world of Carnegie Hall and the Sydney Opera House to the world of jazz with utter conviction.
His playing, the fluidity of which is often likened to a wind instrumentalist, is immediately recognisable and inimitable. His compositions and his instrumental abilities have been featured on nearly 100 CDs to date.
The rhythmic drive will be provided by the 18-year old but astonishingly talented, multi award-winning drummer, David Hodek.
Entry fee: 1900 forints
The BJC is in the 13th district at Hollán Ernő utca 7
There is no compulsion to eat or drink but there is a well stocked bar with also cocktails made to order at non-extortionate prices. For food, we're pleased to report that the BJC Bistro offers several Hungarian and international food specialities to enhance your enjoyment of great jazz.
Source: Budapest Jazz Club
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