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Janos Egri

Biography:

János Egri was born in 1966 in Budapest.

At 14 he swiched from the violin to the double bass and studied classical and contemporary music from Gyula Sellei, leading double bassist with the Hungarian Radio Orchestra.

Basically, he has been an active jazz musician since he was only 17 and has occasionally plaid pop music too. Throughout the years he has played on stage and recorded with the most famous Hungarian jazz musicians like: Tony Lakatos, Ferenc Snetberger, Mihaly Dresch, Béla Szakcsi Lakatos and many others.

Also played with superstars like Frank Zappa, James Moodi, Tony Scott, Steve Grossman, Pat Metheny, Lee Konitz and Hal Galper and Jack Dejohnette.

From 1990 he played regulary with the Trio Midnight and in 1996 founded his first own band under the name of 'János Egri Group'.

In 2001 he received the price of ARTISJUS.

 

Egri's own Records:

  • Moods (Infoimpress, 1998)
  • Soft Waves (KCG - Universal, 2001)
  • Voice & Bass (EMI, Hunnia Records, 2010)
  • Dialogue (Hunnia Records, 2012)

 

Festivals –concerts around the world

  • 1993 - Toronto (Szakcsi Quartet)
  • 1993 - UMBRIA (Trio Midnight)
  • 1995 - Marciac (Kalman Oláh sextet)
  • 1996 - Istambul (Imer Demire Quintet)
  • 1998 - Getxo-Bilbao (Trio Midnight)
  • 1998 - Nürnberg (F.Snétberger)
  • 1999 - Ciney /Belgium (Trio Midnight) featuring Steve Houben
  • 2000 - Ciney /Belgium (Trio Midnight) featuring Lee Konitz
  • 2001- Ciney /Belgium (Trio Midnight) featuring Fabricio Alleman

Records:

  • 1990 - Tamás Berki: Good Morning Good Man (Hungaroton)
  • 1992 - Károly Binder Quartet: Senior and Adolphis (Hungaroton)
  • 1993 - Joe Mikovich Quartet: Jazzin (Yvp Music Germany)
  • 1994 - Imre Kőszegi Trio: Drummer's Dream (Yvp Music Germany)
  • 1995 - Kálmán Oláh Sextet: Night Silence (Hungarian Radio)
  • 1997 - Mária Bornemissza and Trio Midnight: In Memoriam Gershwin (Art Tours)
  • 1997 - Ferenc Snétberger Trio: Obsession (Enja, Germany)
  • 1998 - János Egri: Moods (Infoimpress)
  • 2000 - Elemér Balázs Quintet: Always that Moment (BMC records)
  • 2000 - György Vukán: Alone (CAE Vukán Records)
  • 2001 - Charlie Horváth: Charlie Jazz (Warner Music Records)
  • 2001 - Janos Egri: Soft Waves (KCG - Universal)
  • 2002 - Kalman Olah & Peter Lehel feat. Budapest Chamber Simphony, Trio Midnight: Hungarian Rapshody (GOOD International Co. Korea)
  • 2003 - Kalman Olah trio, feat. Janos Egri & Ferenc Nemeth: Contrast and Parallels (MA recordings, Japan)

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