Invitation: Jazz Concert At The Palace Of Arts Budapest, 20 August

  • 15 Aug 2013 9:43 AM
Invitation: Jazz Concert At The Palace Of Arts Budapest, 20 August
Some things never change – holiday celebrations among them. And so, too, the Festive Jam Session which has now become an indispensable part of the programme at the Palace of Arts, will take place as just one of many events in the capital to mark the 20 August holiday. This year, as in every year since 2005, the Palace of Arts puts on a series of free jazz concerts inside and outside the building until sunset, followed – both before and after the holiday fireworks display – by the traditional show of the Police Big Band, guaranteed to have the crowd up on their feet and dancing.

 In his capacity as host of the event, band leader, trumpeter and trombonist Béla Szalóky welcomes fans of traditional jazz both old and new from 5 pm, acting as compère for the Storyville Jazz Band, a Szeged-based Dixieland and trad-jazz outfit, on the Open-Air Main Stage, as well as the Gábor Cseke Trio at the Banner Square and the József Balázs Quintet inside in the Glass Hall.

Each band will perform for almost three hours with only short breaks. While the Storyville Jazz Band performs its repertoire from the 1920s and 1930s to evoke the genuine atmosphere of New Orleans, the indoor concerts once again take the form of jam sessions where outstanding soloists are invited to play together in an informal setting, including on this occasion the likes of guitarist István Gyárfás and saxophonist Sándor Zsemlye.

A Festive Jam Session from afternoon until late evening

20 August 2013, 5.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Glass Hall
Banner Square

Glass Hall, 5 pm–7.45 pm
József Balázs Quintet
József Balázs – piano, Zoltán Zana – tenor saxophone, Áron Koós-Hutás – trumpet, Krisztián Pecek Lakatos – bass, Elemér Balázs – drums

Banner Square, 5 pm–7.50 pm
Gábor Cseke Trio
Gábor Cseke – piano, Péter Oláh – bass, György Jeszenszky – drums
Featuring soloists: Sándor Zsemlye – alto saxophone, Árpád Dennert – tenor saxophone, István Gyárfás – guitar, Nikolett Vörös – vocals

Open-Air Main Stage, 5 pm–7.30 pm
Storyville Jazz Band
Beáta Paku – vocals, Frankie Látó – violin, Norbert Márton – trumpet, Viktor Hegyi – saxophone, trombone, Dr. Attila Szorcsik – bass, Kornél Kurina – guitar, Tamás Száraz-Nagy – piano, Pál Háló – 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 Budapes
Address: 1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca 1.

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