The concerts for this year's festival pay tribute to some of the most important figures of the Jazz Age. The opening concert will see us celebrate the memory of Glenn Miller, one of the greatest figures of the swing era. The baritone trombonist and composer founded his own big band in 1937, revitalising the swing genre and rewriting the rules for big band orchestration. It took his band barely a year to reach the top, becoming the most popular band in the entire US. The evening will feature Miller's most popular compositions, including the song that lends its name to the title of the concert, In the Mood, performed by the very finest Hungarian swing musicians. Taking to the stage will be members of the Dixie Kings of Hungary, who are considered the successor band to the illustrious Benkó Dixieland Band. Trombonist and vocalist Iván Nagy will fill the shoes of Glenn Miller, joined by István Lázár and another Hungarian king of Dixieland, Gyula Molnár, founder of the Molnár Dixieland Band. The group will be accompanied by three brilliant and extremely versatile female vocalists, Réká Koós, Adrienn Fehér and Bernadett Tunyogi, who will use their theatrical expertise to transport the audience back to the golden age of jazz.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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