Day 0 – 6th April
18.00 Opening, Greetings
18.30 Performance of the grade schoolers from the Gábor Áron primary school Kispest, Budapest
19.15 Welcome Speech, Sir Mr. Gusztav Varga, President and Founder of the famous Kalyi Jag Ensemble
19.45 Hungarian Dance Group “Göncöl Néptáncegyüttes”
19.00 Opening and awards of the Hungarian Jazz Federation
19.15 Concert of the Szabó Gábor-awarded artist
20.30 Kovács Linda Recycle
21.30 Soso Lakatos Quartet
22.30 Jam Session
Soso Lakatos Quartet:
Sándor ‘Soso’ Lakatos, the youngest offspring of a great Roma musical dynasty is an incredibly gifted alto-saxophonist. Soso has been playing professionally since the age of 12. At 16 he was the star soloist of the Hungarian teenage band, the Next Generation which came third at the Getxo International Jazz Festival in 2003.
Having made his mark on the Hungarian jazz world before the age of 20, he went to Holland to further his studies where he was tutored by the world’s leading jazzmen such as Miguel Zenon, Branford Marsalis, Gerard Presencer and Brad Mehldau, just to name a few. He played in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Russia and the Ukraine With the famous Serbian world-jazz orchestra Soso toured Israel, Jordan and Colombia. In 2012 he won the Keep An Eye International Jazz Award for best composition. He is back in Hungary now leading his own quartet and with his brilliant, incredibly intelligent, inventive playing he is in great demand by the top bands on the Hungarian jazz scene. Soso has just been voted „Alto-Saxophonist of the Year” by the readers and critics of Hungary’s most-read jazz website, JAZZMA, which functions as a daily newspaper of the genre.
Anything can happen on the weekend jam nights when
Day 2 – 8th April
Budapest Walking Tour
The Walking Tour will start from Andrassy University and will finish there for all our participant’s convenience.
It will last for 2 hours, covering the Pest side of the city.
Insightful, fun-filled and informative walk about history, society, architecture and what Hungarians are actually like. Walks are focused around the best sights Buda and Pest have to offer. The goal of this walking tour is to discover and experience our city through the eyes of the insiders, to bring to life streets, bridges and statues and of course to have fun.
We are currently working on a detailed tour scenario fully tailored to the guest’s of the Open Danube Conference and to its main theme!