Saturday September 07 :
Ryles Jazz Club
The Laszlo Gardony Quartet
featuring Stan Strickland, John Lockwood and Yoron
Laszlo Gardony is celebrating the release of his solo piano CD, "Clarity"
(Sunnyside)in solo and with his quartet.
Laszlo Gardony is a pianist of probing intellect and keen emotional sensitivity,
who has brought his soulful performances to audiences in 24 countries. After
graduating from Hungarys Bela Bartok Conservatory and the Science University
of Budapest, Gardony became one of Europes most sought after accompanists.
A full scholarship to Berklee brought him to America in 1983, and following
graduation he earned a faculty position at Berklee where hes a renowned
and inspiring teacher.
Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Gardony is one
of contemporary musics truly original voices, says JazzTimes Magazine.
As a sideman, Gardony has recorded and toured extensively with Yoron Israel's
High Standards Quartet and with Matt Glaser's Wayfaring Strangers. Hes
collaborated with saxophone greats like David Fathead Newman and
Dave Liebman, and his subtle and rhythmically intricate pianism has meshed particularly
well with jazzs most inventive guitarists. Over the years hes
performed with Mick Goodrick, John Abercrombie, John Scofield, Mike Stern and
Garrison Fewell. In addition, Gardony has been featured with the Boston Pops,
the Utah Symphony and The Smithsonian Institutes Beyond Category
Traveling Duke Ellington Exhibit, and many others.
Gardony has released ten CDs, leading groups that have included Dave Holland,
Miroslav Vitous, Mick Goodrick, Yoron Israel, John Lockwood, Jamey Haddad and
Stan Strickland among others. His breathtaking new solo recital Clarity (Sunnyside),
a soul-bearing album full of rhythmic variety, melodic discovery and an abundance
of grace, arrives two decades after Gardonys acclaimed Sunnyside debut
Changing Standards, the album that established him as one of jazzs foremost
practitioners of the solo piano format.
dinner : 5:00 pm
show : 9:00pm
genre : jazz
venue : mainstage