Professors and artists

BFZ Trombone Quartet

Balazs Szakszon, Attila Sztan

Csaba Bencze, Csaba Wagner


Budapest Jazz Bones

Budapest Jazz Bones is a project put together by international trombone artist Zoltán Kiss, joined by some of Hungary's best jazz trombonists, Attila Korb, Krisztián Csapó and Murád Abbas. The ensemble combines the virtuosity of classical music and the freedom of jazz improvisation backed up by an amazing rhythm section, Gábor Cseke on piano, Ádám Bögöthy on double bass and László Csízi on drums.

Rita Payés

Rita (20) has lived and breathed music since she was a child thanks to her musical family. She studied piano, and later trombone which later became her main instrument. In 2017 she entered the well-known Sant Andreu Jazz Band, and under the direction of bassist and tenor player Joan Chamorro, she recorded several albums along with Andrea Motis, Eva Fernandez and Magali Datzira: some of the artists who performed in last year's London Catalan Festival. With Chamorro she also released the album "Joan Chamorro presents Rita Payés" featuring Scott Hamilton, Dick Oats, Scott Robinson, Toni Belenguer and Jo Krause among others. Rita has performed in some of the most venerated stages and festivals in the country and abroad, such as Barcelona Jazz Festival, Jamboree Jazz Club, L'Auditori de Barcelona, Barnaswing, Summer Festivals in several villages of Catalonia as well as venues in France and Switzerland.

Souhei Yamagami

Official piano accompanist of the festival