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Lajos Dudas

Born: February 18, 1941    Primary Instrument: Clarinet

Lajos Dudas

Lajos Dudas was born in Budapest/Hungary and studied there at the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Franz Liszt Academy of Music (1958-1963), laying the foundations for his successful career not only as jazz and pop/rock musician but also on the classical side (Strawinsky: Three Solopieces, Weber: Clarinet Quintet, Glazunow: Concerto for Altosax). He is thus brilliant at interweaving bop nuances, folk music, contemporary classical and the avant-garde, to create an unique sound in wich he rings the changes, either swinging “free and easy” or improvising in shimmering tone colours. Joachim-Ernst Berendt writes in his THE GREAT JAZZ BOOK : “Dudas is a stylist highly regarded in Europe for the tenderness and lightness of his free-tonal playing.” — “...and he can also plays the good old american blues.” CKCU-FM / Ottawa...
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HONOURS: 1st Prize 11th. International Competition of Jazz Themes Monaco 1982 for his composition "URBAN BLUES". — Nominated for Top People Poll/International Jazz Forum 1983/84/85/86.
”Lajos Dudas is obviously a first-rate clarinetists, the level of his playing is extremely high” — ARTIE SHAW

“He is sensitiv, inventiv and can really Swing” — CADENCE / New York

“His earthiness, his sharp-edged originality, the warm sound and the heart-felt blues - in short, the magnificent fusion of feeling and technique: all contribute to his pre-eminence in the field” — JAZZ PODIUM / Germany

“Dudas is among the best contemporary jazz clarinetists” — JAZZ, THE MAGAZINE / London

LODGE OUT / Mudoks Records 2013 "Live at Porgy & Bess" / Lajos Dudas Trio 2013 "What's up Neighbor" Lajos Dudas / Hubert Bergmann, JazzSick Records / 2011 "50 Years With Jazzclarinet / The Best of Lajos Dudas JazzSick Records / 2011 Some CD productions the last years: "Jazz on Stage" / JazzSick Rec. 2008 - "Artistry in DUO" / JazzSick Rec. 2006 - "Jazz And The City" / Konnex Rec. 2004 / 2012 "Seitenblicke" / Edition Musikat 2003 - "Nightlight" Double Moon/Challenge Rec. 2002 - "The Jubilee Box" / Pannon Jazz 2001 - "Lajos Dudas Plays Bach" Ed.Musikat 2000 - "Talk of the town" Double Moon/Challenge 1999 -

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Selmer/Paris Clarinets, ESM Mouthpiece, model "Lajos Dudas/LD 1", Vandoren/Paris reeds 2 - 2 1/2

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