Bacsó Kristóf

Saxophone Player, Composer and Music Educator Kristóf Bacsó (1976-) is one of the most engaged musicians of his generation. He is a soloist with the Kálmán Oláh Sextet, the Miklós Lukács Quintet and the Modern Art Orchestra, among others. Kristóf Bacsó, who studied classical music, was already fascinated by improvisation as a teenager, studying privately with Dezső Lakatos "Ablakos" and Mihály Borbély. Then, after graduating from high school completed a degree in jazz. In 1998 he went to the Conservatoire de Paris on a scholarship, and two years later to the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where his teachers included Joe Lovano, George Garzone and Hal Crook. Although he stayed abroad for a year after completing his jazz education and played in various ensembles, he finally returned home in 2003. In 2004, he founded his own ensemble, the Kristóf Bacsó Quartet consisting of two brass players, a double-bassist and a drummer. In 2008 he released the album Alteregos, which became perhaps the most powerful Hungarian jazz debut of the new millennium. And then there was the follow-up four years later, the Nocturne, an album born from national and world music inspirations.

Last update: 2024-5, Jávorszky Béla Szilárd

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