Although they set off in different directions, Nikoletta Szőke and Nikolas Takács both ended up so much in the same place. There can be no doubt that the duo were meant to work together from the beginning. Contributing more than a little to this perfect harmony will be some of the top musicians of the Hungarian jazz world. With classic hits from mainstream jazz, pop tunes and gems from Hungarian folk music all being arranged by Márton Fenyvesi for the line-up and the two splendid voices, a... few Nikolas Takács hits are also planned as a bit of a novelty.
Hungary first took note of Nikoletta Szőke when she won the international jazz singing competition conducted as part of the Montreux Jazz Festival, where she picked up the audience award as well. With concerts in numerous European countries and the United States under her belt and a long list of record releases in Japan, she was awarded the Junior Prima Award in 2012. For Nikolas Takács, it wasn't his success on a television talent search competition in 2010 that brought him his first recognition as a musician, although he did win many hearts as a finalist. By 19, he had already performed with legendary jazz drummer Vilmos Jávori and worked with Gyula Babos, János Solti, Tony Lakatos, Charlie and Emilio, among others. In other words, he's not just about R'n'B, soul and funk: jazz is so much a part of him that when he took to the microphone alongside his fellow vocalist with more experience in the genre at the first joint rehearsal, it was like he had come home. At this concert, both personalities will present themselves before the Müpa audience in full, in depth, and just the way they are.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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