Kálmán Oláh: Middle-European Quintet
Kálmán Oláh (piano); Andy Middleton (saxophone), Lukas Oravec (trumpet); Thomas Baros (double bass); Klemens Marktl (drums)
Kálmán Oláh has been a legendary figure of Hungarian jazz for around 30 years. This still youthful artist can already boast a significant background and achievements as a pianist, classical composer and teacher. His name is hallmarked by numerous full-house grand concerts, club concerts by the thousand, a whole collection of recordings, and shelves full of music awards (among which perhaps the greatest is first prize from the 2006 Thelonious Monk Jazz Composers Competition). Three years after the enormous success of European–American Quintet, once again we can see and hear Kálmán Oláh at the head of an international jazz combo. As one would expect from the name, Middle-European Quintet is a genuine Central European jazz all-stars project featuring musicians from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria and one who relocated from New York to Europe. Although the story of MEQ started with a Slovak tour at the end of September, all the musicians had individually, at one time or another, played alongside Kálmán Oláh. The concert in February holds the promise of an unforgettable experience for the Budapest audience; the programme features own compositions by all five artists.
Organizer: Liszt Academy Concert Centre
Tickets: HUF 2 200, 2 900