The key personalities of the Hungarian jazz world will be remembering Attila Zoller, the legendary guitarist who died 20 years ago, under the artistic leadership of one of Hungary's finest jazz guitarists of the present day, Attila László.Attila Zoller's path in life turned out to be an adventurous one: he never finished high school and was already playing in jazz clubs during World War Two. In 1948, he emigrated to Austria, and two years later moved on to Germany, where he met two American jazz musicians - Oscar Pettiford and Lee Konitz - who inspired him to head off to the United States with them. There, his outstanding talent was quickly recognised, and he was soon playing with musicians like Benny Goodman, Stan Getz, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Jimi Hendrix. In 1974, he founded his own school, named the Attila Zoller Jazz Clinic, where he taught until his death. Zoller was recognised as a musician, teacher and technical innovator.
The unusual, creative and productive collaboration of the five guitarists on the stage brings Zoller's oeuvre and repertoire into a new context. Joining the representative of the youngest generation, Krisztián Oláh, in the rhythm section will be two more experienced musicians: the double bassist József Barcza Horváth and the drummer Elemér Balázs. The German-based guest soloist, Tony Lakatos, will be bringing to life the musical milieu of the bebop world of the '50s and '60s that typified Attila Zoller's years in Frankfurt and Cologne.
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