Borbély Műhely/Borbély Workshop
This band was formed by Borbély Mihály as we entered the 2000s. Borbély is a many, many times awarded (Artisjus, eMeRTON, Hungarian Knight’s Cross, Szabó Gábor, Liszt, Kossuth…) Hungarian musician who moves with exquisite ease amongst folk, world, jazz and contemporary music. In this formation he works with other like-minded musicians. The improvised music blends various directions of jazz with the folk music heritage of the Carpathian Basin and the Balkans. The interesting melodic turns are sometimes delicate and translucent; other times strong rhythms are melded with elements of contemporary music.
Borbély Mihály – saxophone, tarogato, clarinet, bass clarinet, wooden flutes
Tálas Áron – piano
Horváth Balázs – double bass
Baló István – drum
Kaltenecker Zsolt & Markó Ádám
Kaltenecker Zsolt – keyboards, electronics
Markó Ádám – drum
This duo invites listeners to an extraordinary musical journey through several styles of electronic music: psychedelic rock, trip-hop, techno – all on live keyboard and drum set. The minimalist grouping is a huge challenge, while at the same time a good opportunity for both musicians to present sides of their talent as yet unknown to their audience. Zsolt’s special left-handed basses are completely independent of the themes and solos; Ádám is more intimate and free than usual, his soloistic drumming style prevails in this formation. The duo plays Zsolt’s compositions.
Klez-jazz is perhaps the best way to explain Nigun’s music. As a European jazz band, they are the only ones using Eastern European Jewish music as a source for their music. Nigun unifies the spiritual strength of tradition with modern jazz. The music is full of creativity and the magic of moments born spontaneously on stage. Their first record was recorded at Sargfabrik in Vienna. “We played the concert then travelled home without a clue that the concert would become such a lasting and concrete memory. The next morning there was an email waiting with the recording of the concert. The first time I listened to it, I already knew it was Nigun’s best recording to date and a complete imprint of the last two years of our work.”
Balázs József Trio
Pianist Balázs József was a huge success at both New York’s legendary Blue Note and the Detroit Jazz Festival. Also the leader of East Gypsy Band, he is one of the most talented ‘middle generation’ keyboard players. He also plays R&B and tasteful pop with a number of formations. He is a key figure at Budapest Jazz Club’s session evenings.
Balázs József – piano; Pecek Lakatos Krisztián – double bass; Balázs Elemér – drum
In advance: 2000 Ft
Day of the concert: 2500 Ft