SAXOPHONIST, COMPOSER, PRODUCER
INTRODUCTION FOR BOOKING AGENTS, CLUBS AND FESTIVALS
In 2013 one of his early compositions, Frappé, won the first prize in a smooth jazz club’s song contest of Zugló, Budapest. In 2014 he won the grand prize in the annual song contest on 90.9 Jazzy, Budapest’s leading jazz station. Another highlight of 2014 was a main-stage concert at VeszprémFest, one of Hungary’s leading jazz festivals, opening for globally renowned funk masters The Brand New Heavies.
Zolbert’s debut album One was released in April 2015 on Tom-Tom Records. The album enjoyed extensive airplay on US smooth jazz radios. One of its singles, Frappé was voted the 10th best track of 2015 in the TOP 25 list of the legendary Jazztrax station.
In 2016, Zolbert launched his own festival titled Zolbert Jazz & Wine Fest, introducing a new concept to Hungary’s festival scene by combining excellent local wine with state-of-the-art jazz.
"Smooth jazz ambassador of Hungary." (90.9 Jazzy Rádió, Budapest)
Personal stories on the saxophone
100% live music
Entertaining, quality music experience
Refined style, virtuoso sax playing
Zolbert released his second album, Inside Out, which came out early 2017. The album features 13 brand new originals, including a vocal track with ace Hungarian vocalist extraordinaire Nicolas Takács.
His live concert album Live released in 2018. Recorded live with a sublime 10-piece band, it showcases 17 tracks from Zolbert's first two LPs.
In 2019 he played a supporting act show for the legendary Maceo Parker at the main stage of Paloznaki Jazzpiknik, Hungary's biggest jazz festival. Currently, he is working on his 3rd studio album, which is coming in 2020.
As one of the most promising young talents on the Hungarian music scene, he is reaching out to international audiences, presenting original songs that will thrill contemporary jazz fans the world over. He aims to represent the smooth jazz music and lifestyle in Central Europe and to reach Western European and US audiances as well.
He played more than 150 concert during the last 6 years.
MAIN CONCERTS FROM THE PAST YEARS:
2019 SUMMER: GERE JAZZ FESTIVAL, PALOZNAK JAZZ PIKNIK - MAIN STAGE
2018 SUMMER: SUMMER JAZZ FESTIVAL, III. JAM JAZZ
2018 APRIL & NOVEMBER: SPRING & AUTUMN TOUR IN ROMANIA (9 CONCERTS)
2017 FEB-MAY: "INSIDE OUT" ALBUM RELEASE TOUR
2017 FEBRUARY: “INSIDE OUT” ALBUM RELEASE CONCERT (OPUS JAZZ CLUB, BUDAPEST) 2016 AUG: ZOLBERT JAZZ AND WINE FEST
2015 AUTUMN-2016 JULY: “ONE” ALBUM RELEASE TOUR (25 CONCERTS)
2015 OCTOBER : JAZZY FESZTIVÁL (BUDAPEST)
2015 AUG: SZIGET FESTIVAL; DEBRECENI WINE AND JAZZ DAYS
2015 JUN: WATER, FLOWERS AND MUSIC FESTIVAL (TATA, HUNGARY) - MAIN STAGE
2015 APR: INTERNATIONAL JAZZ DAY (ARAD, ROMANIA)
2014 JULY: VESZPRÉMFEST - MAIN STAGE
2013 AUG AND 2017 AUG: SZEGEDI IFJÚSÁGI NAPOK (SZIN)
ZOLBERT'S MUSIC WITH A 3-PIECE "TRIO" BAND - PLEASE CHECK IT OUT
ZOLBERT TRIO TOUR:
An evening with Zolbert and his 3-piece band (sax-keyboard-percussion) is recommended for clubs as an independent concert and also suitable for exhibition openings, exclusive events, wine tasting events or festivals.
The band would like to continue building up their presence in Romania this Spring, we hope we will have a chance to cooperate.
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