- 16 Jun 2016 9:01 AM
This is the welcome, albeit temporary return of the fantastic Hungarian pianist, Dániel Szabó, winner of the Montreux Jazz Festival’s solo piano competition in 2000 who settled in the US a few years ago, where he became immensely successful. Szabó actively composes for large/chamber ensembles as well as for jazz combos and solo piano.
Besides leading his own bands, he also performs as a session musician with several groups either from the more traditional or radically modern side of jazz and in other fields, such as world or classical music.
A Song From There is Dániel Szabó’s latest album that has been released in February of 2014, Los Angeles, distributed worldwide. His original compositions featured on this album are showing multiple influences: the jazz idiom, the works of several classical masters - with a special emphasis on Béla Bartók -, and the hints of Eastern-European folklore are all implemented in his musical language.
Dániel’s visit to his homeland fortunately coincides with that of the great bass-player, Mátyás Szandai one time anchor of the famous Dresch Quartet and many other top line Hungarian groups. Mátyás has settled in Paris where he is in great demand.
These two expatriates will be joined by their one-time collaborators, the brilliant saxophonists, Kristóf Bacsó and Zoltán Zana. The drummer will be Márton Juhász, one of the best of the new generation who, fortunately for him and unfortunately for us, is also playing more and more abroad. Should be a fantastic evening!
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 are pleased to report that the BJC Bistro offers several Hungarian and international food specialities to enhance your enjoyment of great jazz.
Visit BJC online: http://www.bjc.hu/home/