Invitation: New Orleans Swing Festival, Festival Theatre, 30 August

  • 28 Aug 2013 9:02 AM
Invitation: New Orleans Swing Festival, Festival Theatre, 30 August
The ninth New Orleans Swing Festival trains the spotlight on this occasion on the most modern of its targeted styles as swing itself takes centre stage on all three days of the event, as interpreted by the cream of the Hungarian and American jazz scenes.

The first evening sees a familiar favourite welcome a long-awaited guest, known by some of his contemporaries simply as a “monster” due to the awe-inspiring and inimitable technique on his chosen instrument, the trombone. John Allred had someone to learn from in the shape of his own father, Bill Allred, likewise a famous trombone player. Initially, he moved mostly in traditional jazz circles, before his stylistic horizons began to broaden in all directions.

Early in his career, he was invited to join Woody Herman’s band Young Thundering Herd as lead trombonist and featured soloist, where he had the chance to perform with the likes of Clark Terry, Buddy DeFranco, Terry Gibbs, Stan Getz and Rosemary Clooney. He also became increasingly sought-after as a studio musician, entering the world of the movies as a consequence.

During the shooting of the film My Girl, he taught star Dan Aykroyd how to imitate playing the tuba, while he himself recorded the tuba parts for the soundtrack. Allred is a master of several brass instruments, among them the euphonium. His unsurpassed technical abilities and knowledge of styles has earned him invitations to take part in shows alongside performers as renowned as Ray Charles, Natalie Cole, Paul Anka and vocal group The Temptations.

The familiar favourite – and Allred’s back-up band for the occasion – is the Hungarian Swing Company (humorously known in the local lingo as Magyar Hinta Vállalat), which previously gave an enormously successful joint concert with guest pianist Ted Rosenthal at the 2009 New Orleans Swing Festival.

30 August 2013, 7.30 pm - 10.00 pm
Festival Theatre

Featuring: Árpád Dennert – saxophone, Attila Korb – trombone, Attila Juhász – piano, Zoltán Oláh– double bass, Tamás Berdisz – drums
Guest: John Allred (USA) – trombone

Presented by: Palace of Arts

For this concert you can buy your tickets in the Palace of Arts’ Ticket Offices, also with vacation vouchers, Edenred Ticket Culture vouchers, Sodexho Pass culture and gift vouchers, Palace of Arts gift vouchers and a SZÉP vacation card.

Prices: 2500, 3200, 3900 Ft

Source: Palace of Arts
Address: 1095 Budapest, Komor Marcell utca1.

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