- 29 Sep 2014 9:00 AM
The brilliant young Hungarian pianist, Norbert Káel is equally at home in the world of jazz and classical music. This wide interest comes through amply in his music. Having graduated from Budapest’s Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music he was accepted at the world famous Berklee School in Boston with the highest possible scholarship.
There he studied under such jazz legends as László Gárdonyi and Joe Lovano. From there he went to New York to hone his art both in the classical and the jazz field. His instructor in the latter was the iconic Kenny Barron. Norbert’s innovative performances took place in the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, Germany, Switzerland, France and Romania.
His return to Hungary is more than welcome for the home audiences. György Orbán is one of the most original young bassists in Hungary, a country teaming with virtuosos on his instrument.
He was a founding member of the Szakcsi New Gypsy Jazz outfit and is also a member of the Bolla Quartet that won both the first prize and the audience prize at the Avignon International Jazz Festival.
The drummer András Pecek Lakatos, one of the great and, fortunately, fulfilled promises at the beginning of the century, has since turned out to be a great success in London both with Szakcsi’s New Gipsy Jazz outfit and his own Pecek Lakatos Trio.
Entry fee: 1400 forints
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 you’ll have to resort to a staple diet of sandwiches, crisps and nuts.
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