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Djabe

Djabe

DJABE
The number one jazz/world fusion band of Hungary
Djabe is the number 1 jazz/world fusion band in Hungary. It has been established 15 years ago and since then, Djabe won numerous domestic and international awards and recognitions. Since 2007 Djabe has common concerts regularly with the former guitarist of Genesis, Steve Hackett. From 2002, the band gave concerts in 42 countries throughout Europe, Asia and North-America. Djabe is one of the most invited Hungarian bands by international festivals.

Just to name a few of the most important venues:

Rochester, Baltimore, Washington DC, San Jose – USA; Kaslo, Toronto – Canada; Burghausen, Berlin, Regensburg, München – Germany; Klaipeda, Kaunas – Lithuania; Riga – Latvia; Pori, Imatra – Finland; Glogow, Cracow, Warsaw – Poland; Stockholm – Sweden; London – England; Hradec Králové, Prague – Czech Republic; Bansko – Bulgaria; Graz, Vienna, Wiesen – Austria; Sarajevo – Bosnia and Herzegovina; Udine – Italy; Sines, Portiamo – Portugal; Baku – Azerbaijan; Seben, Garana – Romania; Nis, Novi Sad – Serbia, Ulaanbaatar – Mongolia; Almaty – Kazahstan; Bishkek – Kirgistan; Kuala Lumpur, Penang – Malaysia, Dubai – United Arab Emirates, Koktebel – Ukraine; The Hague – The Netherlands; Zagreb, Dubrovnik – Croatia; Bratislava – Slovakia; Crete – Greece; Moscow, Kaliningrad – Russia.

Djabe plays unique music in which the elements of jazz are mixed with various parts of Hungarian and world music. The main composer of the band is Tamás Barabás, who – at the same time – is the most virtuoso Hungarian bass guitarist. Jazz and authentic Hungarian music are simultaneously present in the play of Ferenc Kovács. According to Archie Sheep, who worked with Ferenc Kovács on several occasions “he is one of the best violin players in the world and in the meantime plays the trumpet like Miles Davis”. He also worked with Dave Murray, Balanescu and Hamid Drake.

The pianist, Zoltán Kovács’s colourful play, sometimes tending to be classical, increases the standard of Djabe’s performance on a large scale.
Djabe means freedom in the African Ashanti language. The founder and other composer of the band is Attila Égerházi – playing the guitar and being the leader of the band, too –, who interprets this freedom primarily by freely mixing the styles and instruments. Djabe’s drummer, Szilárd Banai is one of the most talented Hungarian jazz drummers, his reliable and musical play gives the best possible rhytmic background of the band.
As a sound engineer, the arranger of the band, Tamas Barabas has won the recognition of the experts at Abbey Road with the 5.1 surroud mixing of ‘Sheafs are Dancing’. This release was nominated to surround music award in Los Angeles in 2004.

The outstanding project of the band, the show of ‘Djabe special guest Steve Hackett’ not only contains Steve playing Djabe tunes, it includes playing Genesis and Hackett classics with Djabe. At the Garana Jazz Festival in Romania, 13.000 music fans enjoyed the music of Djabe and Steve.

Djabe in the past 15 years worked together with several foreign and domestic musicians. Ben Castle saxophonist (The Brand New Havies, Sting, Jamie Cullum) can be heard on 4 albums and 3 concert releases of Djabe, as he also toured with the band. John Nugent, American saxophonist (Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennett, Carla Bay) plays on the album Take On and regularly participates in Djabe’s concerts. Malik Mansurov is the master of the ancient instrument of Azerbaijan, the tar – Djabe played with him in Baku and in Hungary as well in addition he can be heard on the album Take On. From the domestic musicians we have to emphasize 2 saxophonists, Mihály Dresch and Viktor Tóth.

The current lineup of Djabe are:
Barabás Tamás - bass guitar
Égerházi Attila - guitar, percussion
Kovács Ferenc - trumpet, violin, vocal
Banai Szilárd - drums
Kovács Zoltán - piano, keyboards
 

Website of the artist:

www.djabe.hu

www.songs.hu/djabe

Artist's Facebook page:

www.facebook.com/djabeworld

Djabe - Djabe

Djabe
Djabe
GR1993 Records
1996

Jazz, World Music

Djabe - Witchi Tai To

Djabe
Witchi Tai To
GR1993 Records
1998

Jazz, Pop, World Music

Djabe - Ly-O-Lay Ale Loya

Djabe
Ly-O-Lay Ale Loya
GR1993 Records
1999

Jazz, World Music

Djabe - Tour 2000

Djabe
Tour 2000
GR1993 Records
2000

Jazz

Djabe - Update

Djabe
Update
GR1993 Records
2001

Jazz

Djabe - Táncolnak A Kazlak

Djabe
Táncolnak A Kazlak
GR1993 Records
2003

Jazz

Djabe - Unplugged At The New Orleans

Djabe
Unplugged At The New Orleans
GR1993 Records
2003

Jazz, World Music

Djabe - Gödöllő 2001. Június 21.

Djabe
Gödöllő 2001. Június 21.
GR1993 Records
2004

Jazz

Djabe - Slices Of Life

Djabe
Slices Of Life
GR1993 Records
2005

Jazz

Djabe - Tájak

Djabe
Tájak
GR1993 Records
2006

Jazz, World Music

Djabe - Köszönjük, Sipi!

Djabe
Köszönjük, Sipi!
GR1993 Records
2007

Jazz, World Music

Djabe - Take On

Djabe
Take On
GR1993 Records
2007

Jazz, World Music

Djabe - Down And Up

Djabe
Down And Up
GR1993 Records
2012

Jazz, World Music

Djabe - Forward

Djabe
Forward
GR1993 Records
2014

Jazz, World Music

Djabe - Live In Blue CD1

Djabe
Live In Blue CD1
GR1993 Records
2015

Jazz, World Music

Djabe - Live In Blue CD2 / part1

Djabe
Live In Blue CD2 / part1
GR1993 Records
2015

Jazz, World Music

Djabe - Live In Blue CD2 / part2

Djabe
Live In Blue CD2 / part2
GR1993 Records
2015

Jazz, World Music

Djabe - 20 Dimensions / part1

Djabe
20 Dimensions / part1
GR1993 Records
2016

Jazz, World Music

Djabe - 20 Dimensions / part2

Djabe
20 Dimensions / part2
GR1993 Records
2016

Jazz, World Music

Djabe - New Dimensions Update (Live)

Djabe
New Dimensions Update (Live)
GR1993 Records
2017

Jazz, World Music

Djabe - Flow

Djabe
Flow
GR1993 Records
2018

Jazz, World Music

Djabe will play in 10 countries this summer!
2007. June 29. 11:07

Djabe's summer Parallels tour can be seen in the following countries: Azerbaijan, Latvia, Finland, Portugal, Austria, Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria,

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