May 20, 2006 - Hungarian House, NYC

Presented by American Hungarian Museum, Passaic, NJ

HUNGARIAN SPIRIT IN JAZZ

featuring

LÁSZLÓ GARDONY TRIO

Three Concerts in the New York Area:
May 19 - 21, 2006
Trumpet’s Jazz Club & Restaurant, Montclair, NJ
Hungarian House, New York
Presbyterian Church of New Brunswick, NJ


Concerts were dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising and for the benefit of the New York Area Coordinating Committee for the Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution


Photo report of the New York, Hungarian House performance:

Photos: Gabriella Gyorffy Text: Kálmán Magyar

Welcome and introduction by Kálmán Magyar, concert series organizer,
Director of American Hungarian Museum, Passaic, NJ

George Lovas, President of the Coordinating Committee for the
Commemoration of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution, briefly reviewed
the achievements and preparations to remember - in October 2006 and throughout the year - the 50th Anniversary of the 1956 Revolution

As he has done it in the past, Mr. Gardony gladly agreed to work on a special musical presentation commemorating the anniversary of the Hungarian Uprising in 1956 which had such a profound impact on Hungarian and European history

LÁSZLÓ GARDONY TRIO

László Gardony

John Lockwood

Yoron Israel

 

Jazz pianist/composer László Gardony is a critically acclaimed artist who has dazzled audiences worldwide with his virtuosity and soulful, eloquent improvisations in concert and on CD.

Born in Hungary, Gardony moved to Boston in 1983. In 1987 he won First Prize at the Great American Jazz Piano Competition. Gardony has been called "one of contemporary music's truly original voices." (Jazz Times) and "a great pianist" (Dave Brubeck). Gardony has released six albums as a leader collaborating with Dave Holland and Miroslav Vitous among others. He has performed with David Fathead Newman, Randy Brecker and Freddie Hubbard to name a few. He performed with the Utah Symphony and the Boston Pops with the Wayfaring Strangers. "By now pianist László Gardony qualifies as a local treasure. He's a consistently inventive player who combines an ear for melody with a strong rhythmic sense that grabs an attention of even those who normally resistant to jazz." (Boston Herald)

His upcoming seventh CD "Natural Instinct" features his working trio John Lockwood and Yoron Israel. The trio has been working together for many years and has recorded two albums.

More at www.laszlogardony.com

John Lockwood is a first-call bassist in Boston and he has played with many influential jazz musicians such as Freddie Hubbard and Joe Henderson. He is an Associate Professor of Bass at Berklee.

Yoron Israel is the Assistant Chair of the Percussion Department, has toured with and appeared on recordings of many jazz greats, such as Sonny Rollins, David "Fathead" Newman, and Abbey Lincoln. He is also a composer and band-leader himself.