The 27-year-old pianist, drummer and conductor Áron Tálas is one of the most noteworthy figures among Hungary's younger jazz generation. A few years ago, he made his début at an afternoon Jazz Showcase performance, and now he'll be playing with Pat Metheny's favourite guitarist.The pianist and composer leads his own two bands: the Áron Tálas Trio and Flight Modus, the latter playing groove-based music that spans different styles. In 2013, he and his band won the Hungarian Jazz Federation's Jazz Combo Competition: in the same year, he received the Junior Prima Award, and two years later made it to the finals in the piano category at the Montreux Jazz Festival, in addition to winning a Gramofon Award later on. In 2015, he graduated from the Liszt Academy, where he still works as a répétiteur. He also teaches at the jazz departments of János Kodolányi College and the Béla Bartók High School of Music.
The trio he recently formed with double bassist József Barcza Horváth, a key figure in the Hungarian jazz scene, and drummer Attila Gyárfás, another young musician who is gaining increasing acclaim in both the Netherlands and at home in Hungary, recently released its first record Floating Island in Japan. Tálas is also a permanent member of Mihály Borbély's band, Zoltán Lantos's Opensource, the Júlia Karosi Quartet and Tsumo Exclusive. He has already played together with such international stars as Dave Liebman, Nils-Petter Molvær, Eivind Aarset, Ed Neumeister and New York Voices. This time around, he will be adding Mike Moreno, one of New York's most sought-after guitarists, to this list.
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