Artist database

This is the Artist Database of BMC, which includes information about composers, musicians, orchestras, choirs and groups that are either Hungarian or Hungarian by origin or live in Hungary, as well as information about releases recorded with them.

CoolMen Quintet

Orchestra, choir, ensemble


The CoolMen Quintet was formed in 2004. Their repertoire contains the compositions of the band leader Gábor Kollmann, plus popular jazz standards. Kollmann was born in 1970, and obtained his diploma from the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in 1999. For a period of time he was a private student of Mihály Borbély, then Harry Sokal. Since 1995 he has performed and recorded with various bands including KADA, the Attila Blaho Quartet and the Pege Quartet. He played in Germany on several occasions. Being a member of the Budapest Jazz Orchestra for years has been a decisive experience for him, as he considers playing in a big band of foremost importance.