Live music events in Budapest this week 2-6 MARCH 2022.

Live music events in Budapest this week: Tuesday

Jazz

  • Contempo (HU) – European classical music, Hungarian and Balkan folk music, and the many trends in jazz. At Opus Jazz Club, from 8 pm.
  • Bende Perspective Feat. Fekete Kovács Kornél (HU) – this new project aims to mix traditional elements and new ideas by the three instruments with electronic effects. At Budapest Jazz Club, from 8 pm.

Wednesday

Children

  • Sing-along Baby: Musical Activities For Small Children – offers small children and their parents an opportunity to discover melodies, folk songs and nursery rhymes while playfully engaging in group singing and shared play. At the Palace of Arts, from 10 and 10:45 am.

Jazz

  • Bettika Quintet: Víz – Album Release Concert (HU) – Bettika works with improvisation, free music, theatre music, mantra singing, teaches and holds workshops. Her ensemble, the Bettika Quintet, employs jazz, free improvisation, world music and contemporary poetry. At Opus Jazz Club, from 8 pm.
  • Staféta Jazz Festival – Eastern Jazz Tour – Rieger Rhodes Quartet; Gyémánt Bálint Trio; Nagy-Babos Rebeka Quartet. From 7 pm at Budapest Jazz Club.

Classical

  • Emőke Baráth and Ensemble Artaserse: Duality – the programme features a selection from the inexhaustible oeuvre of their collective favourite, Handel. At the Palace of Arts, from 7:30 pm.
  • Nicola Benedetti, Leonard Elschenbroich & Alexei Grynyuk – Schumann: Piano Trio No. 1 in D minor, Op. 63; Wolfgang Rihm: Fremde Szenen III; Brahms: Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8. At Liszt Academy, from 7 pm.

Pop/rock

  • Lépjünk A Holdra, guest: Kétszemközt (HU) – at Turbina, from 7 pm.

Thursday

Jazz

  • Mihály Borbély Quartet (HU) – the Hungarian wind instrumentalist, Mihály Borbély, who is at home both in the jazz and the contemporary music, and extremely popular at home and abroad, is one of the defining figures of Hungarian jazz. At Opus Jazz Club, from 8 pm.  
  • Young Jazz Musician Of The Year 2022 – a competition organised by the Hungarian Jazz Federation. Sárközi Edina – vocal, Pintér Zoltán – piano, Orbán György – bass, Czirják Tamás – drums. At Budapest Jazz Club, from 8 pm.
  • Hajdú Klára Quartet (HU) – Klára Hajdu is one of the most outstanding singer-songwriters and teachers in the Hungarian jazz scene. For almost a decade, she sang with Gábor Winand in the popular, Fonogram award-winning and gold record-winning Elemér Balázs Group. She is currently working on her latest album, “Fúvom az énekem” (I blow my voice), a jazz arrangement of Hungarian folk songs. At MOMkult, from 7 pm. 
  • José James – has a sound like the black-pop continuum, the slow-brewed result of more than 50 years of jazz and soul, hip-hop and R&B. At MOMkult, from 8 pm.

Classical

  • Alexandra Dovgan – by her piano play, she brings to the stage the passion of Beethoven’s music, the poetry of Schumann and the lyricism of Chopin. At Liszt Academy, from 7 pm.
  • MÁV Symphony Orchestra With Olivier Charlier (violin) – the conductor, Péter Csaba, lives in France, and now he gives an exciting foretaste of the music of his chosen homeland. At Liszt Academy, from 7 pm.

Pop/rock

  • Lóci játszik – Album-release Concert, Guest: GranCanada (HU) – Lóci játszik band is a funny, dancy group creating a joyful live atmosphere. At A38 Ship, from 8 pm.
  • iamyank: All Machines Will Fail (HU) – the newest album is again an entirely new side of iamyank. At Turbina, from 7 pm.
  • Napokon EP Debut, support: Nagyúr (HU) – music from the underground rock scene. At Turbina from 7:30 pm. 

Friday

Jazz

  • Andy Sheppard Trio Feat. Rita Marcotulli & Anders Jormin (UK/IT/SE) – a project by the saxophonist and composer who has established himself as one of Europe’s contemporary jazz leading figures. Featuring Rita Marcotulli on piano and Anders Jormin on double bass. From 8 pm, at Opus Jazz Club
  • Csapó-Korb Jazz Quintet – their repertoire includes arrangements and jazz standards played by Frank Rosolino, Bill Watrous or Carl Fontana. At Budapest Jazz Club, from 8 pm. 
  • Párniczky Quartet (HU) – the ensemble has a unique sound that is equally rooted in jazz, contemporary classical and Hungarian folk music. The orchestra got founded in 2016 to perform arrangements of works by Béla Bartók. At MOMkult, from 7 pm.
  • Christian McBride Inside Straight – Christian McBride has played with Sting, Chick Corea, Paul McCartney, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, Wynton Marsalis, John McLaughlin and George Duke. He tours with his trio and his quintet Inside Straight currently. At MOMkult, from 7 pm.  

Classical

  • Rolando Villazón and the Ensemble L’Arpeggiata – enjoy a 90-minute theatrical production compiled from works by Monteverdi. At the Palace of Arts, from 7 pm.
  • Márta Ábrahám & Ábrahám Consort: Lessons With Vivaldi – the concert opens with the string orchestral work Szőke Nyitra – Fekete Vág written in the late period of Sándor Balassa, and then a new composition apiece by József Sári, Gergely Vajda and Ákos Zarándy, Zoltán Németh naturally all as world premieres. At Liszt Academy, from 7 pm.

Folk, Jazz, World Music

  • Mordái, support: Daráge (HU) – from the repertoire of experimental Hungarian folk music movements of the 60s and 70s (Muzsikás Band, Sebő ensemble, etc.) feeding folk-rock band. At A38 Ship, from 8 pm.

Funk/electronic

  • Mörk (HU) – soul and funk-based Mörk’s third album, released at the end of 2021, is psychedelic neo-soul with thought-provoking lyrics about social, psychological and everyday issues. At House of Music, from 8 pm.
  • Hybrid Night – featuring the newest and coolest music from Britain, the best DJs will present the true essence of the British Mood. At A38 Ship, from 11:30 pm. 

Pop

  • Lázár Brothers (HU) – songs from Hullámtörés, Esti Kornél, Pegazusok Nem Léteznek, the brothers will also be joined by their dear friends – guest artists Márk Csernovszky, Janka Porkoláb, and Áron Rátkay. At Turbina, from 7 pm.
  • hari_drama gatyán van. guest: VAHÚR csodát lát – at Turbina, from 7 pm.

Saturday

Jazz

  • Ephemere – a band of young talents combines jazz, chanson and folk music. Caussanel Izabella – vocals, Orbay Lilla – vocals, piano, Sebestyén Patrik – trumpet, Stummer Márton – guitar, Tamás Gyányi – bass, Gáspár Telegdi – accordion At Budapest Jazz Club, from 8 pm. 
  • Lisztes Jenő Cimbalom Project – with its wide range of genres, this band features three renowned guests: Romanian accordionist Marian Mexicanu, jazz saxophonist Tony Lakatos and violinist Roby Lakatos. This six-piece line-up appears for the first time on a Hungarian concert stage. At House of Music, from 8 pm. 
  • Révész Richárd Latin Quartet – playing melodic, fresh Latin jazz, the Quartet is a formation of well-known artists of the Hungarian jazz scene – Richárd Révész, Tibor Fonay, Mátyás Molnár, Gergely Tar. At MOMkult, from 7 pm.
  • Omar Sosa Quarteto Afrocubano – fuses music from different nations and electronic elements in his Afro-Cuban roots, creating a fresh and original urban sound. At MOMkult, from 8:30 pm.

Classical

  • Yejin Lee (piano) – J. S. Bach: Das wohltemperierte Klavier, Book 2 – Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 889; Liszt: Grosses Konzertsolo; Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109. At Liszt Academy, from 11 am.

Electronic

  • Napturbina ❍ Palms Trax ❍ No Fear – listen to loose-house and tight techno all day long. At Turbina, from noon.
  • Anna / Giorgia Angiuli – lineup: Anna, Giorgia Angiuli Live, Mateo & Spirit, Metha. At Akvárium, from 11:30 pm.
  • Budapest Trance Classics 3 – line up: Szeifert, Shelb, Adam Szabo, Szaiff. At Akvárium, from 11 pm.

Pop/rock

  • The BlackBirds – the audience can hear live songs that the Beatles have written and recorded for the last 1-2 years of their existence. At A38 Ship, from 8 pm.
  • Mayberian Sanskülotts God Tiger Pre-release Party, guest: Deep Glaze – watch the last tiger alive on earth, a majestic creature bewitched by the dark of night. Witness a crazy pre-record release concert to a world that has entered the Year of the Water-Tiger. And all in the company of Deep Glaze. At Akvárium, from 7:30 pm.

Rock

  • Lord // Omen // guest: Stage Dives (HU) – Hungarian rock night out. At Barba Negra, from 6:30 pm. 

Sunday

Jazz

  • GetCloser Session No. 01 – musicians from Cuba, Mozambique, Sardinia, the Lowlands and Gypsy musicians performing during the GetCloser Jazz Fest will rehearse together several times during the festival week to play a unique and unrepeatable jam session at the festival’s closing concert. At MOMkult, from 8:30 pm.

Classical

  • Closing Concert Of International Choral Conducting Workshop Of The Hungarian National Choir – György Salamon (soprano saxophone), Balázs Kántor (cello), Ágoston Tóka (organ), Hungarian National Choir (choirmaster: Csaba Somos). At Liszt Academy, from 7:30 pm.

Pop/rock

  • Zóra – living in Budapest and Los Angeles, Zóra performs alone this evening, accompanying herself on piano. At House of Music, from 8 pm.

  • Paddy And The Rats: Bernie Memorial Concert (HU) – in memory of their fellow musician, the members of Paddy and the Rats will perform with guest artists with whom Bernát Babicsek was on stage at the time. Among others, Lia Pokorny, Attila Müller, Zsófi Tarján, Zoltán Varga and members of the band, Fatal Error will be there, as well as former Paddy and the Rats accordionist Sonny Sullivan. At Akvárium, from 7 pm.  
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