Four Nights – Four Concerts @ Óbuda (Old Buda)

Óbuda Jazz Days

September, 20-23. 2018.

Jazz Concerts on the Kultea Stage of the Hungarian Museum of Trade and Tourism.

Spend one or all the 4 days filled with excellent jazz musicians during the Indian Summer days.

Daily program offers for Jazz Lovers:

Thursday, September, 20. 2018,  7 p.m. – Bohem Ragtime Band.

The Bohém Ragtime Jazz Band, as a permanent guest of the Museum, has been hosting the Bohém Club for a long time. The members of the band are largely professional classical musicians who are familiar also with New Orleans jazz through their spirits and dixieland to the swing. Their performances recall the Americas of the twenties. The old Hungarian songs bring back the atmosphere of the happy times of peace in Budapest. Their concerts are always varied, spectacular and fun, guaranteed relaxation thanks to the many vocals and more often dance performances. No wonder most people know that “It is probably the most versatile jazz band in the world.”

The members of the orchestra: Tamás Ittzés (piano, violin, funnel violin, vocals), Miklós Lázár (violin, vocals), József Lebanov (trumpet), Zoltán Mátrai (clarinet, alt saxophone, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute), Attila Korb (trombone, cornets, cornopeane, soprano trombone, piano, vocals), József Török (tuba, bass), Alfréd Falusi (drums), Hegedüs Csaba (banjo, guitar).

Friday, September, 21. 2018. – 7 p.m. – Debrecen Dixieland Jazz Band.

In the 1960s and 1970s, the Debrecen Jazz Quartet was a prominent internationally renowned Hungarian jazz player. After the death of the band leader Ernő Kiss, the members of the orchestra finished playing together for a few years. In 1984, Zoltán Gyarmati, the saxophonist of the quartet, decided to create a new band with other members in other styles. This is how the Debrecen Dixieland Jazz Band was established at the end of 1984, where many outstanding musicians from Debrecen played in the past decades (Gábor Bolla, Kálmán Erdei, Imre Nagy, Gábor Subicz, Márton Fejes, Sándor Kónya, Csaba Fazekas, Zoltán Molnár, Géza Gombos, Ferenc Mátyás , János Kovács, Tamás Czeszi).The band has received many  foreign and Hungarian invitations since 1985 and has been a permanent participant of the Debrecen Jazz Days since 1985. The Debrecen Dixieland Jazz Band has been a success in almost every country in Europe and twice in the United States, including New Orleans. This year, the band won the prize at the International Jazz Competition of Megve. 

The concert is attended by István Gyárfás “GYAFI” (jazz guitar), who is a prominent personality of jazz life. The members of the orchestra: Zoltán Gyarmati (saxophone), István Gyarmathy (clarinet), János Kovács (trumpet, vocals), Dániel Tóth (trombone), Sándor Tikász (banjo, vocals), Gáza Pataji (drums, percussion), Imre Kerekes (tuba)

Saturday, September, 22. 2018. – 7 p.m. – Saïd Tichiti – János Vázsonyi duo.

You will be invited to a special music tour by Saïd Tichiti and János Vázsonyi. Formation with the mix of desert rhythms and classical jazz await the fans of the jazz world-class. The Moroccan-born Saïd Tichiti, the singer of the duo, was the first to introduce the gnawa music in Hungary and to make music circles known through his orchestra called Chalaban. Saïd plays with Guembrin and other Moroccan percussion instruments, while János Vázsonyi blows alt or soprano saxophone with his usual professionalism. With two instruments and vocals they bring perfect traditional sound, sometimes meditating, sometimes spinning or trans-rabbit music. The members of the duo:  Saïd Tichiti (vocals, guembri, percussion instruments), János Vázsonyi (alt saxophone, soprano saxophone).

Sunday, September, 23. 2018. 7 p.m. – Richter Ambrus Quartet

This year, the Hungarian Jazz Association announced its talent competition for the jazz musician of the year. This evening, four young adults with high expectations, including Richter Ambrus jazz drummers, are paid for the mentoring program. Finally Richter Ambrus became the “Young Jazz Musician of the Year” in support of the Hungarian Jazz Association. The members of the Quartet have already played together in other formations but in this line-up for the first time. Most of the repertoire is made up of jazz standards, framed by the compositions of hard and post-bop authors, sometimes with unique, modern instruments. In the sound of the orchestra, there is a decisive role in the lack of harmony, which gives a sense of freedom in common music. The members of the Quartet: Balázs Raboczki (saxophone), Bence Táborszky (trumpet), Márk Miskolczi (double bass), Richter Ambrus (drums).

Daily ticket: 1200HUF, four-day pass: 4000HUF. Only be paid in cash.

Tickets are available at the Reception of the Museum from Tuesday – Sunday at 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Co-operating partners: Hungarian Jazz Federation and the Tourism Association of Óbuda

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