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International cultural project market – 27 June 2008, Budapest, Hungary

Project number: 3

Name of the organisation: Budapest Jazz Orchestra (Hungary)

Name of the representant: Ms Gabriella CSÍK

Address: ,  , Hungary

Phone: +36-30-962-3280

Fax:

E-mail: gabriella.csik@bjo.hu

Web:

Description:

The band was founded in 1998 as the solely professional big band in Hungary. BJO is led by Mr. István Elek, professor of Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, highly acclaimed sax player in Hungary and Europe.

BJO follows the traditional big band line up (17 players) performing legendary hits from the swing era, concert band repertoire, crossover  and contemporary classical music.  As well as the usual concerts, BJO provides the audience with subscription concerts and thematic serials featuring dancers and great soloist from Hungary and the USA.

Budapest Jazz Orchestra is a regular guest at jazz festivals throughout the country and is the only Hungarian big band ever played at the Montreux Jazz Festival and MIDEM in Cannes.

The CDs with recordings of the band are distributed across Europe, receiving excellent critics,  such as The Wayfarer (feat.Dave Liebman) which was evaluated „ffff” by Telerama, **** by Le Monde de la Music and CHOC (best CD of the year) by JAZZMAN magazine.

Managing director:

Ferenc Schreck  + 36 20 9678 612

schreck.f@bjo.hu

Artistic director:

István Elek+ 36 1 202 0837

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