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Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed artist who has brought his soulful compositions and improvisations to audiences in 23 countries. Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Gardony has been called “a pianist worthy of praise within the highest pantheon of performers” - Jazz Review.com and “a great pianist” by Dave Brubeck. He has released nine albums as a leader collaborating with Dave Holland and Miroslav Vitous among others.
His new CD “Signature Time” (Sunnyside) features his trio of nine years, bassist John Lockwood and drummer Yoron Israel, as well as multi-instrumentalist/vocalist, Stan Strickland.
Laszlo Gardony has performed with the David “Fathead” Newman Quintet as well as with Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman and John Blake who all appeared as guest soloists with his trio. Gardony has been featured with the Boston Pops, the Utah Symphony and The Smithsonian Institute’s “Beyond Category” Traveling Duke Ellington Exhibit. He also wrote and arranged for The Danish Radio Big Band. As a sideman, he toured and recorded with Yoron Israel, Shelley Neill, Garrison Fewell, Steven Kirby and the Wayfaring Strangers.
Gardony has been praised for his “fluid pianism” by The New York Times and for his “uniformly high quality of compositions” and “harmonic complexity” by All About Jazz Magazine. JazzTimes has called him one of contemporary music's truly original voices. Laszlo has been living in Boston for the past twenty years, where he is a Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music.