- 27 Dec 2013 8:00 AM
Gábor Bolla tenor-sax, only 25 but an incredible talent who has already made it to the semi-finals of the World Saxophone Competition both at the 2003 Montreux- and at the 2004 London Jazz Festival. He is the guy black American tenor-giant, David Murray jammed with for two hours during his stay in Budapest. His quartet won First Prize and the audience vote at the Avignon Jazz Festival in 2005.
He has played at most of the great European jazz festivals and last year secured a contract with Europe’s biggest jazz record label, ACT Records. Presently he lives in Munich and plays in the most prestigious European jazz clubs. Róbert Lakatos on piano was awarded the Best Soloist price at the same Avignon Jazz Festival where the quartet came top.
Robi comes from a long line of dazzling Roma Gypsy musicians, but is too talented to live in their shadow. He is equally at home in classical music having won in 1996 the first prize at the Bach piano competition organized by Radio Basle in Switzerland. A few years later he walked away once more with the first prize from the jazz solo piano competition at Montreux.
His solo- and trio albums are now a huge sellers in Japan. György Orbán is one of the most original young bassists in Hungary, a country teaming with virtuosos on his instrument. He first caught public attention as a member of the legendary Szakcsi New Gypsy Jazz outfit. The drums will be looked after by Attila Gyarfas, one of the great young hopes on the Hungarian jazz scene.
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.