Harmonia Jazz Workshop, Budapest Jazz Club, 2 September

  • 30 Aug 2016 9:00 AM
Harmonia Jazz Workshop, Budapest Jazz Club, 2 September
Calling all English speaking jazz lovers in Budapest to The Harmonia Jazz Workshop at the Budapest Jazz Club with a kick-off at 20.00 on Friday, 2nd September 2016 proudly presents a star-studded start-of-the-season show with Steve Fishwick (UK), Béla Szakcsi Lakatos, Sándor Molnár, József Barcza Horváth and Elemér Balázs.

Steve Fishwick is widely considered to be one of the best jazz trumpet players ever to come from the UK, and is rapidly gaining a global reputation thanks to his flawless technique, and his beautifully flowing, harmonically rich improvisations.

He has already played with numerous jazz legends such as George Mraz, Scott Hamilton, Ken Peplowski, Herb Geller, Bob Cranshaw, Lew Soloff, Ronnie Cuber, Anita O’Day – and the list is far from complete! He won the 2002 British Jazz Awards 'Rising Star' prize. No lesser person than Wynton Marsalis declared that he could think of no other trumpeter who could play like Steve.

He played four years ago with Béla Szakcsi Lakatos at the EBRD in London and both of them have been looking for the chance to play together again ever since.

World class pianist, Béla Szakcsi Lakatos immediately caught the attention of the British critics when he played with Arnie Somogyi’s ten-piece band, Improvokation both at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and at Ronnie Scott’s.

Alyn Shipton in The Times wrote of “the brilliantly eccentric pianism of Bela Szakcsi Lakatos”, while John Fordham of The Guardian simply stated that “pianist Bela Szakcsi Lakatos is wonderful”. In November 2007 he and his augmented group represented Hungary at the London Jazz Festival. His frenetically successful concert was broadcast live by Radio 3.

The brilliant young Hungarian tenorman, Sándor Molnár produces a beautiful, muscular, dark tone on his horn, plays jazz that sounds like jazz, he is a soulful hard bop player, so true lovers of the genre will absolutely love him. In 2015 he was a roaring success at the interclub festival in London’s 606 Club where he is expected back again next year.

On bass we’ll have József Barcza Horváth, one of the best and most interesting players in this country which is teeming anyway with virtuoso bassists.

The drums will be looked after by Elemér Balázs who is, one of the top drummers in his country. As for him, it’s best to quote what the American guitar ace, Pat Metheny said of him: "Elemér is one of the best drummers around right now… He plays with such musicality and finesse and has the ability to listen inside each musical moment with the kind of spontaneous decision making that allows everyone that plays with him to sound their best. “

Entry fee is 2400 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 we are pleased to report that the BJC Bistro offers several Hungarian and international food specialities to enhance your enjoyment of great jazz.

More: bjc.hu

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