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The Band

The music of the quartet is based on classical music, authentic and modern jazz, while its maintaining the traditions of these styles. The members are working on something new and unique, while reflecting the moods of every member. They combine lyrical melody with modern sounding.

The band was formed in the summer of 2017 while they were working together in a theatre play. Their goal was to take part in Jazz Combo Competition organized by Hungarian Jazz Federation, but they realised, that their musical ideas are pretty much the same. They hope that this band is the beginning of something new not only for them, but for their audience, too. The band won the third place at the Lauerate World Jazz Competition in 2018.


Members


Tamás Kovács - guitar, composer 

Birth: 1992.10.23. Szekszard

He started his musical education in 2009 as a classical guitar student thought by Miklos Pal Kornyey. He was later introduced to jazz by Gabor Szalay. Later, he became a stundent of Matyas Toth and Marton Fenyvesi. In 2017 he got accepted to the Franz Liszt Academy of Music as a jazz guitarist. Now he learns guitar from Gyula Babos, Laszlo Attila and Sandor Horanyi.

Gear: Ibanez LGB 30 YVS jazz guitar, Neunaber Seraphim effect, Wampler Dual Fusion overdrive, MXR Carbon Copy Analog Delay, Fender Vibrolux Reverb 1979 amplifier.



Vadász Gellért - alto saxophone, flute

Birth: 1995.04.18. Budapest

He started to learn music at Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music in Békéscsaba, taught by János Soós. From 2013 to 2016 he was studying at Béni Egressy Conservatory of Music in Budapest as a student of Csaba Tűzkő. From 2016 to 2018 he went to Béla Bartók Conservatory taught by Gábor Kollmann. From 2018 he countinues his studies at the Franz Liszt University of Music as a student of István Elek, and Mihály Borbély.

Classical competitions: In 2006 he won the second, in 2009 and 2012 he won the first prizes at Woodwind Competition in Békés County. In 2010 he won the third prize at the 4th Hungarian Saxophone Competition in Pomáz.

Jazz competitions: In 2013 he won the Golden Prize  at Popular Music Competition of Wind Instruments in Békés County in Orosháza. At the same competition he also got another golden prize in band category as a member of a band from Békéscsaba. In 2016 at Jazz Competition of Dezső Ablakos Lakatos he got the third prize with the band of Egressy Béni Conservatory.

Gear: Schagerl Model 66 alto saxophone, D'addario D7M mouthpiece, Francois Louis ligature.



Tamás Gyányi - upright bass, bass guitar

Birth: 1997.04.29. Budapest

He got introduced to jazz in 2010 by Kovacs Balint, who taught him jazz guitar at Egressy Beni Music School. A few years later he changed his instrument to bass guitar, and also started to learn playing on the upright bass. From 2016 he learns both instrument from Jozsef „Pluto” Horvath, and upright bass from Tibor Csuhaj-Barna.

Gear: Upright bass, made by Csaba Novak, Thomastik Spirocore strings, David Gage Realist pickup, Fender Jazz Bass, Gallien-Krueger Backline 600 amplifier head, Ashdown ABM 210 cabinet .


 

Tamás Izsó - drums

Birth: 1995.10.07. Budapest

He started his musical education in the Dohnanyi Erno Music School Music in 2006, learning from Gacsaly Robert. Later he continued his education in the Egressy Beni Music School where he learnt from Andras Mohay, Csaba Pusztai, Hunor Szabo, Elemer Balazs. Now he studies privately from Gyorgy Jeszenszky.

Gear: Zildjian: Avedis ride, Newbeat hi hat, Slingerland: 1967 Hollywood Ace, 1974 Chrome snares.

Jazz competitions:  In 2016 at Jazz Competition of Dezső Ablakos Lakatos he got the third prize with the band of Egressy Béni Conservatory.