János Vázsonyi, born in 1970 in Budapest, comes from a family of musicians. He was a saxophone major at the Budapest Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, later studied at the College of Buddhism. Egon a falon, his first jazz-rock ensemble, played at the Pori Jazz Festival. Drums, his second group, made three ethno-jazz records, and the current one, Triton, also blends folk music with jazz, adding certain elements of classical music. His groups have toured France, Italy and Germany; he has played with the Kőszegi Quintet, Attila Zoller and Gábor Gadó and has contributed to numerous records.
His attachment to classical and baroque music was deepened by playing music with his violinist father and piano teacher mother. His special arrangements – horn-saxophone, organ-saxophone – transgress the usual interpretation patterns, and his present solo project is also a unique venture in the area of classical music: he plays the canon sonatas of Telemann and others solo, substituting the second solo instrument with an echo.




Fotó: Reviczky Zsolt