Guest performer: Tzumo Arpad Olah, jazz pianist
Berklee College of Music, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz
Hungarian Folk Songs Solo Concert
Venue: Nagyerdei Víztorony, 4032 Debrecen, Pallagi út 7.
Date: Thursday, February 15, 9PM
American Corner Debrecen, Nagyerdei Víztorony and Jazzbarátok Köre are hosting a record launch solo concert by Tzumo Arpad Olah as part of Black History Month programming.
About Tzumo: Tzumo Arpad Olah January 29, 1980 was born into gypsy (Roma) musical family. He started playing the piano at the age of seven. His first success was the first prize of the Hungarian (Bela Bartok) Radio’s talent competition, which was a scholarship for 5-week summer course at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Since 2001, he has had a lot of success in the international field, as well.
In 2001,he also received scholarship and continued his studies at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied with Joanne Bracken. In 2003 he applied and got accepted to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz. He has performed with Monk Institute Band, featuring Terence Blanchard, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Kenny Garret and Clark Terry, Hal Crook ,Terry Lyne Carrington in the United States, Europe and Japan. In 2002, he was also granted the Emerton Award and the prize for the year’s Young Jazz Talents from the Hungarian Radio. In 2003 he was selected among the 50 most successful young talented artists.. His record, “My Time”, received Hungary’s musical award, the Gramophone.
Admission is FREE.