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Laszlo Gardony

“Gracefully weaves luscious textures and memorable melodies with the help of the formidable rhythm section of Dave Holland and Bob Moses. RECOMMENDED (The Legend of Tsumi)”. — Jeff Levenson, BILLBOARD

Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed artist who has brought his soulful improvisations and compositions to audiences in 26 countries. Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Gardony has been called “a pianist worthy of praise within the highest pantheon of performers” by Jazz Review and “a great pianist” by Dave Brubeck.

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ALL ABOUT JAZZ June 19, 2015

The Laszlo Gardony Sextet: Life In Real Time (Sunnyside)

Life In Real Time is somewhat unique in that it's in the mold of Laszlo Gardony's previous recordings and a departure from the norm for that pianist of note. And just how is that possible? That's easy to answer: Gardony hews to his norm by working with his longtime trio mates—bassist John Lockwood and drummer Yoron Israel—and he shies away from it by adding three saxophonists to the mix. In doing so, he highlights his musical relationship with Israel and Lockwood while expanding the scope of his music and shining a spotlight on three reed men who rarely get the credit and attention they deserve—Don Braden, Stan Strickland, and Bill Pierce

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A highly respected piano professor at Berklee College of Music, Laszlo Gardony is a master educator. He leads his clinics with skill, conviction, vision, and sensitivity. Students come away inspired, creatively charged and with a deeper understanding of their music. In 2015 Gardony conducted clinics in the Dominican Republic with Marco Pignataro, Managing Director of the Berklee Global Institute. In 2014 he was invited to serve as adjudicator for the Jazz Combo Competition at Harvard. In 2013 he was one of three Berklee professors to be invited to Brazil to give a week of master classes at the Conservatorio Souza Lima. In 2012 he was part of the Berklee All Stars group performing in Germany. In 2002 Laszlo was invited to perform with his trio at the International Association of Jazz Educators Conference. He gave clinics and performed during the 2002 Berklee Scholarship and Audition Tour in Ireland as well. Laszlo holds degrees from the Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Science University in Budapest, as well as the Professional Music Diploma from Berklee College of Music.

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