Lajos Dudas

Lajos Dudas was born in Budapest/Hungary and studied there at the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (1958-1963), laying the foundations for his successful career not only as jazz and pop/rock musician but also on the classical side (Strawinsky: Three Solopieces, Weber: Clarinet Quintet, Glazunow: Concerto for Altosax...)

He won international recognition, above all, with his successful composition URBAN BLUES at the International Jazz Competition in Monaco 1982. Joachim-Ernst Berendt writes in his THE GREAT JAZZBOOK : “Dudas is a stylist highly regarded in Europe for the tenderness and lightness of his free-tonal playing.” — “...and he can also plays the good old american blues.” CKCU-FM / Ottawa. In the 1980s he was ranked high year after year in the 'Top People Poll' the famous International Jazz Forum. After his period as a freelance musician (1963-73) Dudas has been a lecturer (School of Music in Neuss/GER) and also taught from 1975 to 1985 at the Rheinland College of Education. In addition, since 1976, after a short concentrating on classical music, he worked with well-known musicians on recordings, Radio-, TV-productions and tours : they include Albert Mangelsdorff, Karl Berger, Gerd Dudek, Tom van der Geld, Attila Zoller, Howard Johnson, Philipp van Endert, Tommy Vig, Charles Tolliver, Leonard Jones, Theo Joergensmann, Vitold Rek, etc...

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”Lajos Dudas is obviously a first-rate clarinetists, the level of his playing is extremely high” — ARTIE SHAW

“He is sensitiv, inventiv and can really Swing” — CADENCE / New York

“Where Tony Scott left off, Dudas has continued, pushing the role of the clarinet in more progressive jazz further outward.” — C .Michael Bailey ALL ABOUT JAZZ / USA

“Dudas is among the best contemporary jazz clarinetists” — JAZZ, THE MAGAZINE / London

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The Lake and the Music

JazzSick Records
2020

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Return to the Future

JazzSick Records
2018

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Some Great Songs Vol....

JazzSick Records
2017

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Radio Days: The Music...

JazzSick Records
2016

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Brückenshlag

JazzSick Records
2016

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Live at Porgy & Bess

JazzSick Records
2013

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Night and Day

From: Live at Porgy & Bess
By Lajos Dudas

Folksong

From: Live At Salzburger Jazzherbst
By Lajos Dudas

Just Friends

From: Jazz And The City
By Lajos Dudas

Seven-Sixteen

From: Chamber Music Live
By Lajos Dudas

Un poco presto

From: 50 Years With Jazzclarinet
By Lajos Dudas

All Of Me

From: Nightlight
By Lajos Dudas

Blueduet

From: 50 Years With Jazzclarinet
By Lajos Dudas

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