Károly Binder is a Hungarian jazz pianist, composer and university professor. He is the head of the jazz department at the Music Teachers Training Institute of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary. A great musician who applied his talent for new trends, different cultures, different composing techniques and synthesis of improvising systems, without forgetting his own cultural roots.
He has composed 318 chamber and piano pieces, 43 pieces for films, plays and radio theatres.
He has released 67 LPs and CDs, most of them his own compositions.
Binder played among others with Jiri Stivin, Ramesh Shotham, Charlie Mariano, Theo Jorgensmann, Mihály Dresch, John Tchicai, Barre Phillips and Róbert Benkő, Harry Becket, Theo Jörgensmann, Eckhard Koltesmann, Berndt Köppen, Trilok Gurtu, Federico Sanesi, Charlie Mariano, Barre Phillips, ...