The Daniel Szabo Trio plays originals and standard-arrangements written by its leader whose pieces have a peculiar taste and character influenced by the colorful and complex musical heritage of Eastern-Europe. The group has been regularly performing at international festivals, concert halls or clubs and often collaborates with renowned international jazz artists: they have joined forces with Kurt Rosenwinkel, Chris Potter, John Ellis, Rosario Giuliani and Flavio Boltro in the past years. The band’s last album containing a complete program of originals composed by Szabo features New York-guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel whose band Szabo has already toured with throughout Europe. The Daniel Szabo Trio was part of the Kimmel Center Jazz Series (Mellon Jazz-Up Close) in Philadelphia in March of 2008, of which the artistic director was Danilo Perez.
Born into a family of musicians, Daniel Szabo started playing the piano at the age of four. He received an all-compassing training in the arts at the Ferenc Martyn School of Free Arts in the town of Pécs. Following his graduation from the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Pécs, he received his BA-degree from the Jazz faculty of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Budapest, in 2000. …he began giving concerts quite early: he frequently performed all across Europe as a child in various bands as well as a soloist. Classical music, jazz and contemporary improvisation were all part of his repertoire
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