Sámuel Baló Trio feat. Mihály Dresch (HU)

Opus Jazz Club
  • Sámuel Baló - piano
  • Márk Miskolczi - double bass
  • Ambrus Richter - drums
  • guest:
  • Mihály Dresch - winds

Gallery tickets will be available on the spot even if the online ticketing system tells you that the show is sold out. Please order your drinks downstairs at the bar if you are seated on the gallery.

One of the first live jazz experiences of the young pianist Sámuel Baló was a Dresch Quartet concert, he admits, and now he plays on the Opus stage with the excellence of ethno-jazz as a colleague. The father of Sámuel Baló is the drummer István Baló, who is, among others, Mihály Dresch's old musician friend, so he was born into this atmosphere. No wonder that the musical experiences that have valued him since childhood are reflected in his music. Sámuel Baló studied jazz piano in Graz, an institution (Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Graz) whose main profile is the high-level teaching of mainstream jazz. However, his teacher, Olaf Polziehn, placed at least as much emphasis on conveying an approach that teaches openness, overcoming prejudice against genres. Sámuel Baló synthesizes these experiences in compositions in which the elements of hardbop and modal jazz form an organic unity with Hungarian folk music motifs. With his trio formed in the spring of 2020, in which Richter Ambrus plays drums and Márk Miskolczi on double bass, they present Samu’s own compositions featuring Mihály Dresch on saxophone at their concert in Opus. In 2021, they also won two awards at the "Jazz Showcase" organized by Müpa, winning the approval of a jury of international members.

Photos: Kata Linda Kis, Géza Barcsik 

Tickets are available for 2000 HUF on the spot, online at, and at InterTicket Jegypont partners across Hungary.

Table reservations are automatically added during ticket purchase.
For the best dining experience please arrive around 7pm.
We hold reservations until 8pm.

For more information, please call +36 1 216 7894


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