Hot Jazz Band
The Hot Jazz Band authentically represents of the wonderful world of american music plays the melodies of the 1920’s, ’30s, ’40s, which is called the “Jazz Era” and the popular hungarian film music before the second worldwar. This music recalls famous hungarian moovie stars as Katalin Karády, Pál Kalmár, Kálmán Latabár, Gyula Kabos and such greatful artists as Louis Armstrong, Benny Goodman, Bing Crosby and composers like Rezső Seress, Szabolcs Fényes, Alfréd Márkus, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller…
The most succesful jazzband of Hungary won four international and two nationwide competitions wich among the most outstandig is the New Orleans Jazz Competition in France 1995 where participated 54 bands. They were invited the six times to partake in the Sacramento Jubilee (CA, USA), the world’s largest annual Traditional Jazz festival. The Hot Jazz Band won two eMeRTon prize, award from the Hungarian State Radio, the Líra prize and the Louis Armstrong Memorial prize in Hungary. From its foundation the band released 13 CD. In 2015 the band received its country’s highest state honors the Kossuth Prize.
The Hot Jazz Band participates outstanding native festivals and events. They have participated in numerous international festivals in Lyon, Ried, Regensburg, Bratislava, Marciac, Montlouis, Bussum, Cluj, Dresden, Varazze, Policka, Osterode, Gronau, Helsinki, Straden, Varasdin, Tallin, Zürich, Szczavnicza, Carei, Vienna, Anif, Breda, Silkeborg, Sacramento, Lake Tahoe (USA), Silkeborg, Marckolsheim, Istambul, London, Monte Carlo, Korsika.
In 2023, the band won the Phonogram Award with its latest album for children.