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Balazs Balogh

Balázs started playing drums and percussion at the age of 7 in the Liszt Ferenc Music School of Pécs (HU) with his father, Jenő Balogh. He soon started becoming aquinted with the drumset and jazz as well, and studied with Károly Nagy and András Mohay (†) for some time. Since an early age he had the chance to participate in various musical projects in different genres from percussion ensemble and brass band to rock and metal bands, from big band to different small jazz combos and world music projects, and to be on stage in numerous countries of Europe from Spain to Bosnia, from Poland to Italy. He gained Master of Arts degree at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz (AT) in 2017, where he studied with Howard Curtis. He also spent a semester at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (FR). He has had the privilege to attend several masterclasses of great musicians, such as Jimmy Cobb, Billy Hart, John Hollenbeck, Carl Allen, Jeff Ballard, Greg Hutchinson, Ari Hoenig, Curtis Fuller, Larry Grenadier, etc…; and share the stage with Randy Brecker, Stafford James, Dena DeRose, Theo Bleckmann, Domenic Landolf, David Doruzka, Zoltán Lantos, and many others.

Awards

Gewinn des 3. Preises mit dem Tóth Lajos Trio – Hungarian Jazz Combo Competition (2017) – Budapest, Ungarn Gewinn des 1. Preises mit dem Tóth Lajos Trio – Big Sky Jazz Competition (2016) – Moskau, Rußland Gewinn des 1. Preises mit dem BB Quartet – Sibiu Jazz Festival (2016) – Hermannstadt, Romanien Gewinn des 2. Preises mit dem BB Quintet - International Jazz Contest (2015) – Zilina, Slovakien Gewinn des 1. Preises mit dem Tóth Lajos Trio - International Jazz Festival (2013) – Tirgu Mures, Romanien Teilnahme am Finale mit dem Tóth Lajos Trio - International Jazz Contest (2012) - Tarnów, Polen Gewinn des Jury-Preises mit dem Dutar Ensemble – Fringe Festival (2010) – Pécs, Ungarn Teilnahme und Gewinn mehrerer Preise – Landeswettbewerbe für Schlagzeug und Percussion (1996-2002) –Vác, Ungarn


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