- 5 Dec 2017 7:58 AM
Having played together and having brought the house down at London’s legendary 606 Club, Gareth and Viktor repeated the feat in Budapest this spring with resounding success resulting in the brilliant live album “But Inside”. Gareth now returns to Budapest for a reunion that promises to be amazing.
Garethz Williams has established himself as one of the UK's leading modern jazz pianists. A fiery and creative player his remarkable talent has been seen with an impressive array of world-class artists, from Jazz/Hip Hop band “US3” through to internationally-renowned artists such as Joe Lovano, George Coleman and Dave Liebman. MD for highly regarded UK vocalist Claire Martin, Gareth has been featured at the 606 on many occasions, most notably in his regular appearances with iconic US sax star Jerry Bergonzi. Widely regarded as a pianist of international stature. “…dynamite pianist” Evening Standard; “… fantastic improviser” The Guardian.
Alto-sax player Viktor Tóth, one of the great sensations of the 2007 Budapest Jazz Festival, is the most open minded of the young jazzmen in Hungary. In January this year he totally brought the house down in London’s famous 606 Club. He has played with most of the experimental groups in Hungary and recorded two albums with Hamid Drake, the first of which won the critics’ prize for the best Hungarian jazz album of 2007.
György Orbán is one of the most original young bassists in Hungary, a country teaming with virtuosos on his instrument. He first caught public attention as a member of the legendary Szakcsi New Gypsy Jazz outfit. The amazing drummer, Dávid Hodek displays an artistry and maturity well beyond his years and, unsurprisingly, is one of the most-in-demand artists on his instrument.
A little foretaste:
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.