Szandra Szoke Quintet
Szandra Szoke represents a new generation of singer-songwriters in the Hungarian jazz scene. Having teamed up with exquisite, experienced jazz musicians, the Szandra Szoke Quintet defines itself as modern jazz ensemble with a unique, story-telling angle, making an attempt to find balance between lyrics that are rich in thought and music that is colorful and excels in virtuosity.
Szandra Szoke / voice Gabor Cseke / piano Istvan Fekete / trumpet Peter Olah / double bass Csaba Pusztai / drums
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It takes a certain boldness to – in the space of just over a year – begin a new musical endeavor, and to populate the debut album with all original music. That’s what Szandra Szoke has done with this first outing, and the result is a solid set of very personal lyrics and music.