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.” Bernard Stepien CKCU-FM / Ottawa

APPOINTMENTS: 1963-1973 freelanc Musician, 1973-2003 Teacher/School of Music in Neuss/Germany, 1975-1985 Lecturer / Pedagogical Academy Rheinland/GER, 1996-2006 Artistic Director for Concert Series in Neuss/GER.

CREATIVE WORKS: over 60 Singles/LPs/CDs — Numerous Radio- and TV- Productions (ORF/Vienna, Bavarian Radio/Munich, West German Radio & Television/Cologne, SWR/Baden-Baden, Radio Sofia/Bulgarian, Hungarian Radio/Budapest...) — Concerts/Festivals (The North Sea Festival/Holland, Kato Days/Berlin, East-West Jazzfestival Nuremberg, Salzburger Jazzherbst...) — Pop-, Jazz-, Classical-, and Experimental Music Collaborations (Leverkusen, Munster, Viersen, Toulouse, Budapest, Vienna...) — Some great musicians have worked with Lu (only a small selections) : Karl Berger, Gerd Dudek, Philipp van Endert, Tom van der Geld, Howard Johnson, Theo Joergensmann, Leonard Jones, Albert Mangelsdorff, Vitold Rek, Tommy Vig, Attila Zoller... — His career has encompassed works for clarinet and woodwind chamber music. He has also written a Clarinet Method in 2 volumes. —

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”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

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Discography

Return to the Future

Return to the Future

JazzSick Records
2018

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Some Great Songs Vol. 2

Some Great Songs Vol....

JazzSick Records
2017

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Brückenshlag

Brückenshlag

JazzSick Records
2016

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Radio Days: The Music of Lajos Dudas

Radio Days: The Music...

JazzSick Records
2016

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Live At Salzburger Jazzherbst

Live At Salzburger...

JazzSick Records
2014

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Live At Salzburger Jazzherbst

Live At Salzburger...

JazzSick Records
2013

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Night and Day

Night and Day

Lajos Dudas
Live at Porgy & Bess

Folksong

Folksong

Lajos Dudas
Live At Salzburger Jazzherbst

Just Friends

Just Friends

Lajos Dudas
Jazz And The City

Seven-Sixteen

Seven-Sixteen

Lajos Dudas
Chamber Music Live

Un poco presto

Un poco presto

Lajos Dudas
50 Years With Jazzclarinet

All Of Me

All Of Me

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Nightlight

Blueduet

Blueduet

Lajos Dudas
50 Years With Jazzclarinet

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