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Attila Gyarfas

Attila Gyárfás (1990) is a Hungarian drummer, composer, and improvisor, who has appeared on over 20 records and has performed at a great number of major venues and festivals all over Europe, such as the Bimhuis in Amsterdam, the Palace of Arts in Budapest, and the Porgy & Bess in Vienna. As member of various groups, he has won several awards, including the European Young Artists' Jazz Award Burghausen 2017 and the Keep an Eye - The Records in 2015. He graduated at the Royal Conservatory of the Hague with Cum Laude honours, and he earned his master’s degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. Besides leading the Attila Gyárfás Trio, which released its first album entitled Cloud Factory in 2018, and co-leading the band Identified Flying Object (i.f.o), he is a member of the Filippo Vignato Trio, the Aron Talas Trio, the Gerhard Ornig Trio, and the Filippo Vignato Quartet. Attila is a proud endorser of Dream Cymbals and Gongs.


European Young Artists' Jazz Award Burghausen 2017 Keep an Eye - The Records 2015 Dordtse Jazz Prijs 2014


Album Review

Alex Koo / Attila Gyárfas / Ralph Alessi: Identified Flying Object

Read "Identified Flying Object" reviewed by Mark Corroto

Belgian-Japanese pianist Alex Koo and Hungarian drummer Attila Gyárfás formed the duo Identified Flying Object to explore fully improvised music that has one foot in jazz, one in chamber music, another in minimalism, and a fourth in electronic manipulations. Their initial release Galactic Liturgy (2017) is followed up here with the addition of Ralph Alessi's trumpet and piccolo trumpet. Alessi, along with Mark Turner, was heard on the stunningly beautiful Appleblueseagreen (Clever Tree Records, 2019). Where Galactic Liturgy ...

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“Attila Gyárfás is a perfect blend of strength and musicality. He doesn’t so much keep time as remind us that its passing is an illusion." Brian Morton

"Gyárfás’ subtle–and not so subtle–manipulations keep these pieces coherent while constantly in motion.” Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz




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