Having graduated as an architect from the Technical University Budapest (BME), and
as guitarist from the Jazz
Faculty of the Béla Bartók Conservatory, he started to play in leading Hungarian jazz
bands. He founded his own
band, the group „Kaszakő” in 1975, which had a really original
sound. Their first record was
published under the title Édenkert (Garden of Eden) in 1983. He formed the group
with sax player Tony Lakatos in 1985, which functioned for a period of seven years.
During his career he played with such world famous jazz musicians as Randy
Brecker, Anthony Jackson, James
Moody, Tommy Campbell, David Friedman, Gary Willis, Hiram Bullock, Billy Cobham,
Miroslav Vitous, Peter
Erskine, Bob Mintzer, IlaiyaRaaja, Jimmy Haslip, Russell Ferrante and Patti Austin.
He has been teaching at the Jazz Department (formerly faculty) since 1987, and is
Associate Professor of the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, as well as the
leader of its big band