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

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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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