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Djabe LIVE! at Motor House Baltimore

November 29, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“One of the best fusion band all over the World.”
John Nugent, producer and artistic director of Rochester International Jazz Festival

Djabe is the number 1 jazz/world fusion band in Hungary. Established 23 years ago, and since 1998 Djabe won numerous domestic and international awards and recognitions. Released more than 50 CDs, LPs, DVDs, Master Tapes and Blu-ray.
Since 2002 the band gave concerts in 42 countries throughout Europe, Asia and North-America. Djabe is one of the most invited Hungarian bands by international festivals.
Djabe plays unique music in which the elements of jazz are mixed with various parts of Hungarian and world music.

They played in Baltimore in 2007 at the Paetec Jazz Festival with great success. This time they are returning back to Baltimore, on their short US tour, with their brand new album Flow. Djabe will play the Flow and some stage favorites from the huge repertoire.
They have a special guest this night, László Szabó MD, Ambassador of Hungary to the US. Mr. Szabó plays electric sitar and guitar with Djabe.
The show is free.

The main composer of the band is Tamás Barabás, who – at the same time – is the most virtuoso Hungarian bass guitarist. Djabe means freedom in the African Ashanti language. The founder, and other composer, of the band is Attila Égerházi – playing the guitar and being the leader of the band too –, who interprets this freedom primarily by freely mixing styles and instruments.

Égerházi and Barabás refreshed the band in September, 2016. They stayed true to the high standards accustomed to Djabe when selecting the newest members of the band.
At the drums sits the internationally acclaimed, Artisjus Award-winner and Grammy Award nominee Péter Kaszás, who was and still is the drummer for Al Di Meola’s band, World Sinfonia, for 9 years.
The old-but-new member of Djabe, Áron Koós-Hutás, multiple award-winning trumpet player who performed at many gigs of the band between 2008 and 2010.
The keyboards are under the hands of the Hungarian musical life’s outstanding talent
János Nagy. The Artisjus, eMeRTon and Erkel Award-winning musician played with exceptional Hungarian and foreign jazz giants along his career.
Djabe worked together with several word famous musicians. Ben Castle British saxophonist (The Brand New Heavies, Sting, Jamie Cullum), John Nugent, Canadian sax player (Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Carla Bley), Malik Mansurov is the master of the ancient instrument of Azerbaijan.
Since 2007 Djabe has joint concerts regularly with the former guitarist of Genesis,
Steve Hackett. The outstanding project of the band, the show of ‘Djabe & Steve Hackett’ not only consist of Steve playing Djabe tunes, it includes playing Genesis and Hackett classics with Djabe. At the Garana Jazz Festival in Romania, they played in front of 13.000 fans.
Djabe and Steve released 8 albums together. Three of these records published by the London based Cherry Red Records, and got a massive worldwide distribution.

Some of the reviews:
“One of the best fusion band all over the World.”
John Nugent, producer and artistic director of Rochester International Jazz Festival;

The band is obviously talented.
Jed Eienmann, Village Vanguard, New York

“Fantastic show, thank you for being with us.”
Ruud Wijkniet, Director of The Hague Jazz Festival

„Djabe’s music is very interesting, well played and well produced. Congratulations!”
Associazione Blue Note, Italy;

„All of us think that Djabe is a very good music.”
Mia Hansson, StockholmJazz

„It is from the most beautiful music and excellent productions, the music is superb.”
Brian Dempster, Hollywood International Jazz Festival, Northern Irela

“This is a very interesting and intriguing music.”
Maurycy Meczekalski, Director of Od Nowa Club, Jazz Od Nowa Festival, Poland

“Extraordinary players. Flexible team that varies from show to show.”
Steve Hackett

“Their music is good, very good! “
Philippe Méziat, Bordeux Jazz Festival, France;

“Hungarian Djabe was one of the greatest surprises of the first night of Bratislavska Jazz Days 2002.”
Národná Obroda;

“Djabe knows everything that is to be known about music. This is proved by their compositions, the carefully put together pieces together with their precise solos. Humour and lyric gentleness, relieved, drifting pulsation and sentimentalism follow
each other in a way that it does not change over into soppiness, not even for a minute.”
János Neltz, Hungarian Radio

Djabe – Flow

Djabe – Return To Somewhere

Djabe – Deep Lights

Djabe Bubble – Dream

Djabe & Steve Hackett – Clouds Dance

Djabe & Steve Hackett: Buzzy Island

Djabe & Steve Hackett: Tears For Peace

More info: www.djabe.com


November 29, 2018
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


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120 W. North Ave
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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