Every 20 August since it first opened, Müpa Budapest has celebrated Hungary's national holiday - as well as the coming concert season - with lively jazz music. As at the New Orleans Swing Festival a few days later, this afternoon and evening is given over to the traditional jazz beloved by every age group, with performers once welcoming audiences at the main outdoor stage, as well as in Banner Square and in the Glass Hall.
The indoor venues will feature jam sessions with the trios of piani...st György Pataj and guitarist Gábor Juhász, joined by invited guest musicians who are central to Hungary's jazz scene: soloists János Ávéd, György Varga, Gergő Bille and Bálint Gyémánt. The open-air programme opens with the winner of the audience prize at this year's Jazz Showcase: the Janka Vörös e-Series. The band formed in 2013 from outstanding young Hungarian fusion musicians playing music defined by a modern, electronic sound built on jazz foundations. Taking the stage after them will be RP Show, a brand-new quintet led by clarinettist/saxophonist Árpád Dennert, which casts its vote for a more traditional, swing-like sound and - as one would expect from its name - boasts a spectacularly colourful repertoire. Starting at 8 o'clock, and resuming after the fireworks in accordance with tradition, will be the Police Big Band. As in previous years, this ensemble led by trumpeter and trombonist Béla Szalóky will get the audience dancing with its classic hits and more contemporary melodies arranged for big band. Their two-part concert wouldn't be complete without golden oldies by Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Sammy Nestico.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
We wish to inform you that in the event that Müpa Budapest's underground garage and outdoor car park are operating at full capacity, it is advisable to plan for increased waiting times when you arrive. In order to avoid this, we recommend that you depart for our events in time, so that you you can find the ideal parking spot quickly and smoothly and arrive for our performance in comfort. The Müpa Budapest underground garage gates will be operated by an automatic number plate recognition system. Parking is free of charge for visitors with tickets to any of our paid performances on that given day. The detailed parking policy of Müpa Budapest is available here.
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