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