Juhász Gábor Trio
September 8, 2018
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Juhász Gábor Trió was founded in 2006, now comprising three outstanding musicians from Hungary: guitar player Juhász Gábor, drummer György Jeszenszky and bass player Kovács Zoltán.
Gábor Juhász was born in Budapest in 1968. He moved to Budapest in 1988, where he continued his musical studies at the Bartók Béla Music School (Gyula Babos) and then at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy. Juhász Gábor holds the Aegon, Gramophone and Artisjus prizes. The founder of the Tin-Tin Quartet has collaborated on recording discs of many well-known jazzmen. His first disc, titled “60/40”, was edited in 2002 and features Danish partner Palle Mikkelborg. In 2009, his first album was released, titled “1978”, which in 2010 won the Gramofon magazine’s critics, the Disco of the Year Award in Hungarian jazz. In making the most recent trio, launched in 2014 with the title Making a Change, Juhász Gábor had partners with Szalai Péter at the percussion and Lukács Miklós at the round. Since 1990, besides artistic activity, he works as a teacher, teaching at the jazz guitar chair of Conservatory Bartók Béla.
Kovács Zoltán graduated in the Music University Liszt Ferenc in 2004, the jazz chair, the double bass instrument. He is a multifaceted musician, concerned both with contemporary and jazz music, with openness to traditional folk music. He is an exceptional orchestrator and composer. He is the musical leader of Bognár Szilvia’s band, composing music for his children’s discs and concerts. He has been working for another six-year-old producer of the younger generation of singers, Szalóki Ági, and is a basic member of the Smrton trio, a band the audience of the audience had the opportunity to listen to some time ago and who sings a jazz with sounds and style. He was a member of Makám and a popular production in Hungary, Szájról szájra, and we can find him as a guest in numerous bands and albums. He is the founder and composer of the etNoé orchestra.
György Jeszenszky was born in 1963 in Budapest. He graduated the Bartók Béla Jazz School of Music, being the student of Gyula Kovács and Iván Nesztor. In the last three decades, he has become one of the best jazz drums in Hungary. He sang with great musicians at concerts and had recordings with Tony Lakatos, Gábor Gadó, Csaba Deseő, István Regős and Károly Binder. Member of Equinox, he sang with Ágnes Lakatos, but also with various ensembles by István Grencsó and orchestras by István Gyárfás. Since 1989 he has been continuously taught in various music schools, jazz camps, but also at home. He started teaching in 2009. He teaches what he’s constantly learning, he has eight students and about 25 hours a week.