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Szilard Mezei

Szilard Mezei was born on February 12th, 1974 in Senta, Serbia (then Yugoslavia) as a member of the Hungarian minority in the multiethnic region of Vojvodina. He completed his violin studies in Senta and Subotica and studied composition for four years at the University of Arts in Beograd with Prof. Zoran Eric. As violinist, violist, double bass player and composer and in various formations (from duo to nonet) he has held many concerts: Senta, Kanizsa the Jazz, Improvisative Music Festival, Subotica, Novi Sad (all Serbia, then Yugoslavia), Maribor (Slovenija), Szeged (Hungary, MASZK Festival), Budapest (Hungary, FONO), Gyor (Hungary, Mediawave Festival, also Gyorfree Impro Workshops, Gyergyószentmiklós (Romania), Leverkusen (Germany, Leverkusener Jazz Tage), Düsseldorff (Germany, Düsseldorffer Altsadt Herbst- special prize for improvisation), Copenhagen and Aarhus (Denmark, Magic Music Festival), Kluj-Napoca (Romania, Charta Minimumia Festival), Odorhei Secuiesc (Romania), Beograd (Serbia, Ring Ring Festival), PEcs (Hungary, Gassztro Fest, POSZT), Kishegyes (Dombos Fest), Copenhagen, Aero, Aalborg, Aarhus (Denmark, tour with the Creative Workshop Ensemble), Debrecen (Debrecen Jazz Days), Klagenfurt (CIK, Austria, 2004), London (Klinker Nunhead, 2005), Cerkno Jazz Fest (Slovenia), Avignon, Warszawa.

His orchestra plays contemporary improvised music, mostly performing his own compositions

ARTICLE: RADIO

Mareike Wiening's Debut Album

Read "Mareike Wiening's Debut Album" reviewed by Bob Osborne

German drummer and composer Mareike Wiening released her debut album featuring her original compositions performed by an outstanding quintet of New York improvisers on November 1st . Metropolis Paradise is dedicated to Wiening's six year residence in the Big Apple and is the featured album on this show. We also preview the excellent new album from ...

Samo Salamon: Three At Once (Freequestra, Trio, & Rotten Girlz)

Read "Samo Salamon: Three At Once (Freequestra, Trio, & Rotten Girlz)" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

The adventurous (and prolific) Slovenian guitarist Samo Salamon has outdone himself in both departments, releasing three albums in the same month. They are a diverse collection: an eleven-piece free jazz orchestra; a chamber trio of viola, acoustic guitars and drums; and a “free modern jazz punk avantgarde groove quartet" (Salamon's description), with a vocalist and the ...

Cet

Label: Odradek Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Cet / Whale; (non trascrivibile); Hep 13; Semmilyen le'pe's / None step (Hommage à Mal Waldron); Szil / Elm; Hep 10; Ko¨ / Stone.

Cantiere Simone Weil

Label: Aut Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: First Set; Second Set; Third Set.

Fehér Virág

Label: Slam Productions
Released: 2016
Track listing: Vadludak I-II / Wild Geese I-II (Hommage á John Cassavetes); Árnyjáték / Shadow Show (Hommage á John Carter); Fehér virág / White Flower.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Belgrade Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Belgrade Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by Thomas Conrad

2016 Belgrade Jazz Festival Belgrade, Serbia October 26-October 30, 2016 Because of the wars in the former Yugoslavia, the Belgrade Jazz Festival, like most good things in the Balkans, went dark for 15 years after 1990. When it started up again in 2005, it was small. By 2008, it was big enough ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Szilard Mezei Septet: Cet

Read "Cet" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Ogni nuova uscita discografica riguardante Szilárd Mezei (negli ultimi anni sono frequenti) è una piccola festa. Questo suo nuovo lavoro, inciso a inizio 2015 alla testa di un settetto dalle timbriche e dalle dinamiche veramente efficaci, non fa certo eccezione. Vi convergono sette pagine del violista serbo-magiaro svarianti dai sei minuti e mezzo al quarto d'ora ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Szilard Mezei, Tim Trevor-Briscoe, Nicola Guazzaloca: Cantiere Simone Weil

Read "Cantiere Simone Weil" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Tre musicisti adusi all'improvvisazione senza rete e più in generale a uno sperimentalismo scevro da compromessi come il serbo-ungherese Szilard Mezei, l'inglese Tim Trevor-Briscoe e il nostro Nicola Guazzaloca danno vita a un trio che s'incontra occasionalmente da un po' di anni a questa parte (nel 2011 hanno dato già alle stampe per la Leo Records ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Szilard Mezei Flute & Strings Trio: Fehér Virág

Read "Fehér Virág" reviewed by Alberto Bazzurro

Varcata la soglia dei quarant'anni, il violista serbo-ungherese Szilard Mezei continua a rimanere un pur illustre outsider, proseguendo congiuntamente a sfornare album di un rigore e uno spessore che lasciano immancabilmente ammirati. Quest'ultimo suo lavoro, più che mai cameristico (tratto-cardine della sua musica, in perenne equilibrio fra ricerca improvvisativa di marca più o meno scopertamente jazzistica ...


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