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Zsolt Bende

ZSOLT BENDE is a jazz guitarist and composer born and raised in Romania and a leading figure in the Hungarian jazz scene. He studied in London and at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, where he rubbed shoulders and performed with some of the most in demand musicians in todays international jazz scene. Bende was shaping his unique and colourful music through touring in the USA, U.K. and Brazil before returning to his native central Europe. In England he joined forces with leading British bassist Arnie Somogyi with whom he recorded several albums and later as a founding member of Neil Yates "Five Countries Trio"

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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

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Yves Robert Trio: Inspired

Read "Inspired" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Registrato (febbraio 2014) e prodotto in Ungheria (BMC sta per Budapest Music Center) col patrocinio dell'Istituto Francese attivo nella capitale magiara, questo album riporta sotto i riflettori un musicista che, con gruppi propri o accanto ai vari Sclavis e Portal, aveva convogliato non poche attenzioni su di sé all'inizio degli anni Novanta per poi, almeno dalle ...

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Ferenc Snetberger: In Concert

Read "In Concert" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Era solo questione di tempo prima che il chitarrista ungherese Ferenc Snetberger approdasse ai lidi ECM. Molte delle sue passate produzioni discografiche non avrebbero affatto sfigurato nel catalogo dell'etichetta bavarese, che finalmente lo può annoverare tra i suoi artisti con la pubblicazione di questo In Concert, registrazione di una sua esibizione in solo a Budapest nel ...

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Ferenc Snetberger: In Concert

Read "In Concert" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Hungarian classical guitarist Ferenc Snétberger makes his ECM debut with a live solo guitar recording, surely the most demanding and revealing format for any guitarist. His music is the product of diverse stylistic influences: starting with jazz, but then a strong classical music influence, followed by exposure to Brazilian, South American, and flamenco guitar music. Snétberger ...

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European Jazz Conference 2015: Hungarian Showcases

Read "European Jazz Conference 2015: Hungarian Showcases" reviewed by Henning Bolte

Budapest Music Center
European Jazz Conference Hungarian Showcases
Budapest, Hungary
September, 24-27, 2015

The European Jazz Conference is a step forward for pan-European cooperation and collaboration. What was formerly the General Assembly of the Europe Jazz Network (EJN), became the European Jazz Conference from 2014. It is now also opened to ...

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European Jazz Conference 2015

Read "European Jazz Conference 2015" reviewed by Ian Patterson

European Jazz Conference
Budapest Music Centre
Budapest, Hungary
September 24-27, 2015

In times when war and poverty are provoking large-scale migrations to Europe, the responses both individually and collectively of the European nations have raised important questions concerning responsibility, human rights, humanitarian aid and trans-national collaboration. In the light of Orwellian ...

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Modern Art Orchestra: Circular

Read "Circular" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Fondata nel 2005 dal trombettista e arrangiatore Kornél Fekete-Kovács con l'intento di rappresentare il meglio del jazz nazionale, l'ungherese Modern Art Orchestra è una delle migliori big-band europee. Con una prospettiva aperta alla contemporaneità, il suo repertorio non è strettamente legato al jazz (uno dei suoi ultimi lavori è dedicato a Ennio Morricone) e prima di ...