Ambassador of music: Hessischer Jazzpreis for Tony Lakatos

The Hesse jazz award goes this year to the Frankfurt saxophonist Tony Lakatos. The musician, who lives for decades in Frankfurt, is since 1993 a member of the B

Ambassador of music: Hessischer Jazzpreis for Tony Lakatos

The Hesse jazz award goes this year to the Frankfurt saxophonist Tony Lakatos. The musician, who lives for decades in Frankfurt, is since 1993 a member of the Bigband of the Hessische Rundfunk, in addition, he is involved in numerous local and international constellations of the Jazz.

Lakatos, comes from the eponymous Hungarian violinist dynasty, which today represents his brother Roby international, was on 13. November 1958, born in Budapest. Like almost all in the family, he first learned to play the violin, first as a Teenager, he turned to the saxophone and studied at the Bela Bartók Conservatory in Budapest.

in 1979, as a fresh graduate, appeared and started his first record, an international career, the Lakatos since 1981, from Germany, followed. To around 300 albums he has played or played along, he occurs in addition to the HR-Bigband in their own formations from duet to quintet and plays as a guest musician on the albums of fellow. The Frankfurter appreciate him as a regular guest at the jazz cellar. "The list of musicians with whom he has played, is long and illustrious, his light tone makes him unique," said the independent Jury, which granted to Lakatos, the 10,000-Euro prize.

The Hessian arts Minister Angela thorn (Green) praised game on the occasion of the award announcement Lakatos' "red hot Sax", he was "a passionate, inspiring musician and a great Ambassador of Jazz".

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 13:19

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