Újbuda Jazz Festival, A38 Ship & MU Theatre, 2 - 4 September

  • 2 Sep 2016 9:04 AM
Újbuda Jazz Festival, A38 Ship & MU Theatre, 2 - 4 September
The Tenth Újbuda Jazz Festival realised in the coproduction of the MU Theatre and the A38 Ship special jubilee concerts will take place representing some of the very best, most original, intriguing and stunning acts of new improvised jazz in broader sense too.

Friday 2 September Kassák, NARTcore @ A38 Ship, 8pm (pictured above)

Four musicians and an actor cooperate in the Kassák project to present selected poems by Hungary’s famous avant-garde painter, poet, and editor Lajos Kassák in an unconventional way. Before them, NARTcore will unleash their bestial sonic attacks, which feel like a cosmic hug or a primordial struggle; you’ll have to decide for yourself what they sound like.

Friday 2 September: Peter Brötzmann Solo feat. Szilveszter Miklós, Budapest Improvisers Orchestra @ MU Theatre, 8pm

Peter Brötzmann, the most outstanding tenor saxophonist in the history of European free jazz, returns to Budapest. Warming up the stage, the Budapest Improvisers Orchestra is a valiant effort of nine young musicians to wipe out the boundaries between contemporary classical and improvised music.

Saturday 3 September: Róbert Benkő – Gergő Kováts duo, Dresch Quartet @ MU Theatre, 8pm

Nobody has melted together traditional Hungarian folk music with the latest and bravest in jazz like Mihály Dresch did. Róbert Benkő and Gergő Kováts are two of the most important figures in the current local improvisation scene.

Saturday 3 September: Krispel-Kern-Quehenberger Trio, Vár Be Q @ A38 Ship, 8pm

Didi Kern and Philipp Quehenberger are the founders of bands like Bulbul, Broken Heart Collector, Fuckhead, and Wenzl Dnatek; they feel at home in almost any genre, from noise rock to free jazz. Before them, an up-and-coming jazz-pop-funky band, Vár Be Q, will perform.

Sunday 4 September: István Grencsó – Barnabás Dukay duo, Leimgruber-Demierre-Lehn trio feat Péter Ajtai @ MU Theatre, 8pm.

This time, István Grencsó gives a duo performance with Barnabás Dukay, one of the most unique contemporary composers in Hungary. The other trio on Sunday’s bill is constituted by three improvisers, who give special attention to the space in which the sounds are being made.

Monday 5 September: Föllakzoid, Makrohang, Törzs @ A38 Ship, 8pm

Föllakzoid delivers huge, looping riffs that stretch across deeply repetitive percussion, creating an atmosphere somewhere between trance and stupor. The trio has always been deeply inspired by the krautrock genre, powered by motorik drum rhythms, steady rooting bass, echoing guitar scrapes, and warbled vocals, all swirling around the ether like a sandstorm.

Entrance fees:Concert tickets are around HUF 1,000 and HUF 2,000.

MU Theater - located at Kőrösy József utca 17, District 11 (see map)
A 38 - anchored at the Buda end of Petőfi Bridge

More: http://www.a38.hu/en/

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