MIHÁLY DRESCH STRING QUARTETTicket price: 3000 Ft
HOUSE OF ARTS GÖDÖLLŐRoyal Waiting Place of Gödöllő
Start of the event: 2017. 06. 01. (Thursday) 20.00
2x50 minutes, with one break
Mihály Dresch String Quartet
The name of Mihály Dresch is mentioned in the first minute in every jazz-folk related conversation. It is no wonder because this saxophonist has created a unique musical world by combining these two genres.
The internationally noted Dresch plays now in his new quartet with Sándor Csoóri Jr violinist, Antal Brasnyó viola player and András Bognár double bass player in the Dresch String Quartet.
This string quartet is a new face of the Dresch oeuvre, where his partners are musicians of the young, new generation knowing both unique, virtuous music and folk music fundamentally, with whom he can continuously change and broaden the borders of the genre. His music sounds and hits just like we are used to it, unique and masterful, balancing on the edge of the two genres, offering a supreme experience to the audience.
He started playing music seriously at the age of seventeen, influenced by Johnny Griffin, he chose the saxophone as his instrument. He started his musical studies in the preparatory course of the jazz conservatoire and then he was accepted at the Jazz Department of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, where he graduated in 1979.
At the beginning he was interested in classical American black jazz, then gospel and spirituals. From the beginning of the eighties he has regularly had concerts with well-known Hungarian jazz musicians. He founded his first quartet in 1984 but the members often changed till the middle of the nineties.
Mihály Dresch has been invited to several prestigious festivals and jazz clubs, he has performed for example at the Jazz & Wine Festival in Italy, the Festival Jazzcb in France, the Kalisz Festival in Poland, the Jazz Brugge Festival in Belgium, the London Jazz Festival, the JazzFest in Vienna or the New Morning Club in Paris. During his career he has played or recorded music with noted artists like John Tchicai, Archie Shepp, Roscoe Mitchell, Chico Freeman, Lee Konitz, David Murray and Dewey Redman.