The more things change, the more they stay the same with the afternoon talent exchange for the 13th Jazz Showcase! Once again, from 7 to 9 February nine young bands will be on show on two great venues at Müpa Budapest, Banner Square and the Atrium. The most exciting and extraordinary group will be chosen by an international jury of illustrious personalities to win the chance to further display their talents both at Müpa Budapest and beyond.
This year, however, the exchange will kick off at 3 pm each day. This is to allow time for a discussion between members of the bands and a popular media personality before the concert. Spectators will have the chance to get to know the young musicians beyond the information in Müpa's printed guide, as they tell us in their own words what inspired them to make the unusual decision of embarking on a career as a jazz musician. The speeches won't get in the way of the music, however: every ban...d will perform a one-hour concert. Once again we will enjoy boundary pushing electronic experimentalist groups such as SHINTERZ or the Ákos Fekecs Project, instrumentalist bands capable of applying modern solutions to shape traditional music styles in their own image with Balázs Rodek Trio, the Patrik Sebestyén Sextet and the Szalóky Group, and vocal-centred groups from a wide range of backgrounds like Perpetuum, the Eszter Hász Quintet, the Rebeka Nagy-Babos Quartet and the Lacika Bari Trio. Jazz lovers will enjoy attending the shows not only because of the free performances that give offer a vision of the future of the Hungarian jazz scene, but also because they will have the chance to vote for their favourite band.
This event is presented in association with the Hungarian Jazz Federation, the Zemplén Festival and the ELTE Jazz Studies Research Group.
Balázs Rodek graduated from the jazz guitar department of János Kodolányi College, where he studied under Miklós Birta and István Gyárfás. He then attended a masterclass from the world famous jazz guitarist Jonathan Kreisberg in New York and Slovenia. The other two members of the trio are essential figures on the Hungarian jazz and easy listening scene, lending their talents to a number of groups. Among others, Ádám Bögöthy is a member of the Modern Art Orchestra, the Csaba Czirják Trio, the Júlia Karosi Quartet and the Szabolcs Oláh Quartet. Dániel Ferenc Szabó is the drumming engine behind MÖRK, the Bálint Gyémánt Trio, shinterz. and Indigo. The trio formed in February 2018 and their repertoire features compositions written by the band leader. Their Song of the Day project narrates the story of a single day, where each period of the day is represented by a corresponding song.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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