Peter Horvath

Contemporary jazz pianist, keyboardist and composer, Peter Horvath has been perfecting his craft since the age of six when he began taking classical piano lessons. Born in Budapest, Hungary, he attended the Bela Bartok Conservatory of Music. At age 17, he won the National Jazz Combo Competition in Hungary and two years later moved to Austria to attend the Vienna Conservatory of Music. In 1983, Peter moved to the United States, where he studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He has since performed, recorded and toured nationally and worldwide with a long line of world-class artist, including jazz greats Bobby Hutcherson, Joe Henderson, Richie Cole, Ernie Watts, Eddie Henderson, Charles McPherson, Benny Maupin, the Victor Bailey Group, Lenny White, Arturo Sandoval, Randy Brecker, Marcus Miller, Pee Wee Ellis Funk Assembly, Bob Mintzer, Bob Sheppard, Craig Handy, Tiger Okoshi, Lalah Hathaway, Melba Moore, Ledisi, Keith Washington, Rosie Gaines, Ray Obiedo, Pete Escovedo and the Oakland Symphony. Peter composed for and performed with David Garibaldi for his critically acclaimed Warner Brothers video/CD series and recorded the tracks for Aretha Franklin's performance of the National Anthem at the 1993 World Series. Peter Horvath's first solo recording, “Foreign Matter”, has received enormous national contemporary jazz radio airplay. In its first week of release, it was the #1 most added recording to Gavin's Adult Alternative Chart and #2 most added to Radio & Record's NAC Chart

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”Peter's brand of piano soul is light, accessible and glistening with chrome-plated funk chord changes.” (Gavin, 1995) ”The Hungarian-born keyboardist demonstrates a flair for appealing hooks.” (Jazz Times / Oct. 1995) ”Honest-to-goodness contemporary cool with a sprinkle of straight ahead elan for a varied diet at the jazz table... He effortlessly communicates to listeners.” (JAZZIZ / Dec. 1995) ”This is a band (Peter Horvath Group with Randy Brecker) to be reckoned with” (Time Out London)

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Absolute Reality

Absolute Reality

Foreign Matter Records
2016

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