Invitation: Jazz In The Palace Of Arts Budapest, 20 August

  • 6 Aug 2012 9:00 AM
Invitation: Jazz In The Palace Of Arts Budapest, 20 August
Every year since 2005 and as a prelude to the fireworks that celebrate Hungary’s national holiday, the Palace of Arts has provided its own musical fireworks in the form of jazz jam sessions for the general public both inside and outside the building. Fans of traditional jazz can sit and sip their cooling drinks or even dance while waiting for the evening’s main attraction, and – if the fancy takes them – stay on after the fireworks to enjoy the show by the Police Big Band. With trumpeter, trombonist and bandleader Béla Szalóky as host, the latter emsemble is now an indispensable part of the 20 August celebrations.

On the outdoor Main Stage, the show kicks off with the Little Jazz Band, an upbeat seven-piece group of young musicians who’ve been playing together since they were teenagers in 1995. Their leader – trombonist, pianist and singer Attila Korb – has won numerous prizes, among them the Kobe Jazz Street Award.

Over at the Banner Square, the Tamás Meleg Quintet take the stage, having already appeared at this year’s Müpa Jazz Showcase, while Tzumo Árpád Oláh, the well-established but still young local piano star, turns up the heat with his trio in the Glass Hall. As has become customary over the years, the bands will be joined by outstanding guest soloists on selected numbers.

Entry to the concerts is free.

A festive jam session from the afternoon until the evening fireworks

Date and time: 20 August 2012, 5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Venue: Glass Hall - Banner Square - Outside

Glass Hall, 5 pm – 7.45 pm
Tzumo Trio
Tzumo Árpád Oláh – piano, József Plútó Horváth – double bass, bass guitar, András Pecek Lakatos – drums

Banner Square, 5 pm – 7.50 pm
Tamás Meleg Quintet
Tamás Meleg – tenor saxophone, Gábor Subicz – trumpet, Márton Fenyvesi – guitar, András Csizmás – double bass, László Csízi – drums
Featured soloists: Sándor Zsemlye – alto saxophone, István Gyárfás – guitar

Open-Air Main Stage, 5 pm – 7.30 pm
Little Jazz Band
Attila Korb – trombone, piano, vocals, Zoltán Bacsa – cornet, trumpet, Zoltán Mátrai – clarinet, tenor saxophone, Zoltán Nagy – clarinet, alto and tenor saxophone, György Mátrai – banjo, guitar, Antal Szabó – double bass, tuba, Alfréd Falusi – drums
Host: Béla Szalóky

Open-Air Main Stage, 8 pm – 8.50 pm and 9.30 pm – 11 pm
Police Big Band
Artistic director: Béla Szalóky – trumpet

Source: Palace of Arts
Address: 1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1.

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