MUSICIANS XCHANGE PROGRAMME: TAMÁS LUDÁNYI - MUPA JAZZ SHOWCASE AWARD WINNER

Thursday 30th November 2017 - 8:30 pm

Music Charge: £10.00

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MUSICIANS XCHANGE PROGRAMME: TAMÁS LUDÁNYI - MUPA JAZZ SHOWCASE AWARD WINNER Photo

As part of our ongoing musician exchange programme with the Budapest Jazz Club, tonight we are presenting one of Hungary's most talented young saxophonists, Támas Ludányi. After starting out as a classical clarinet player Támas turned to the sax in his late teens and his love for jazz was born. In 2010 he was admitted to the jazz faculty of the world-famous Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, moving on to a six month stay at the jazz faculty of the University of Graz, Austria on an Erasmus scholarship before finally obtaining his first degree from Ferenc Liszt in 2013. Immediately after that he was accepted for the jazz saxophone master’s programme at the University of Nuremberg and simultaneously at the Ferenc Liszt Academy for a post-graduate course for teaching music, both of which he has now completed. I heard Támas earlier this year performing with his quartet (which he originally formed in 2012) at the MUPA Jazz Showcase in Budapest, and admired not only his technical facility, but much more importantly his melodic and thoughtfully constructed improvisations. It was therefore of little surprise when I heard that he had won the International Jury prize for his performance. I was, in fact, so impressed that I offered him a gig here at the Club and tonight is the result of that conversation. Accompanying Támas this evening will be a UK rhythm section of the highest calibre, led by pianist Andrew McCormack, who is perhaps best known for his work with the Kyle Eastwood band as well as a number of highly acclaimed CD's under his own name along with Tom Farmer-bass and Shane Forbes-drums. Promises to be a special night.

The 606 Club’s “Musician’s XChange Programme” was founded to facilitate artistic dialogue as well as performance opportunities for British jazz musicians in Europe and European jazz musicians in the UK. 

Presented in association with Harmonia Muhely Alapitvany, the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London and the Nemzeti Kulturalis Alap.

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