An exciting new concert in MUPA, Budapest


It really is going to be a unique event, though not in the classical genre: an excellent young Hungarian jazz pianist, Oláh Czumó Árpád, is giving a concert with his quartet at 20:00 on Sunday, 3rd April 2016, for which not only the quartet’s composition, but also its programme is completely new.

The members of the quartet: Oláh Tzumo Árpád (piano and keyboards), Melissa Aldana, Jure Pukl (saxophone), Josh Ginsburg (contrabass), Kyle Poole (percussions), had met mostly in America, around the time Oláh was studying jazz at Berklee College of Music. There and at the Thelonious Monk Institute, Oláh studied or cooperated with Babos Gyula, Borlai Gergő, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock and Terence Blanchard on recordings, while also winning several prestigious jazz awards. Melissa Aldana of Chili won the first prize of the Thelonious Monk Institute.

Not that Oláh had not been an excellent talented Hungarian jazz pianist before. His “My Time” from 2006 is among my favourite jazz records, where he was also the composer. For this coming concert he has composed new pieces, and knowing the quality of the early recording, I’m sure I’ll miss this concert sorely. If my reader has the time and opportunity, he/she will definitely have the money for the ticket as well, as the most expensive one costs less than 10 Euros if still available. No money has even been spent better, except perhaps equally well.

A bit more information can be found here by those being able to understand Hungarian. Hope you will enjoy the concert.

by P.S.

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