Klára Hajdu Quartet, Opus Jazz Club Budapest, 29 July


Klára Hajdu Quartet, Opus Jazz Club Budapest, 29 July
Klára Hajdu is an outstanding singer-songwriter and teacher of Hungarian jazz life. She sang for almost a decade with the popular Fonogram Award-winning Balázs Elemér Group.

In 2008, he founded his own quartet, with which he has released three albums that have been highly appreciated by the profession and the audience.

Come with me – released in 2013 – features jazz standards, folk song adaptations, and Klara’s own compositions, and the Plays Standards Dedicated to Chet Baker – released in 2015 – is a tribute to legendary jazz trumpet player and singer.

On the disc, Chet Baker's compositions and jazz standards he made famous, were played in their own style, in collaboration with the great Hungarian trumpet player, Kornél Fekete-Kovács.

The album was nominated for a Fonogram Award in early 2017 in the "Hungarian Jazz Album of the Year" category.

In 2019, Gábor Cseke replaced Krisztián Oláh in the role of pianist, and bassist Márton Soós and drummer Marcell Hoff, the founding members of the band, continue to sit in the rhythm section.

Klára was also noticed as a songwriter, as her composition You're Gonna Rise, which she orchestrated with Milán Szakonyi, was selected as one of the top thirty by the professional jury of the television show Dal2019.

The new album of the quartet, Journey was recorded during last summer, and was nominated for Fonogram Award. Klára won the award of "Singer of the Year" in the jazzma.hu audience and in the editorial vote of MagyarJazz.hu.
Place: Opus Jazz Club Budapest
Address: 1093 Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.
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