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.


Orchestra, choir, ensemble


Bosambo was formed in the autumn of 1996 led by István Tóth ’Sztív’ guitarist-composer. He had already launched a project with the same name in 1986, and since then he has gained experiences playing in several different bands from the Patrizio Baeza Band to Jazzstream, Minarik Blues Action, Pouring Rain, Bea Tisza (TBA), 7FŐ, Blue Point, and especially with the ESP Group. The debut album of Bosambo came out in 1999 with the title Tongue-tied. The sound of the band can be regarded singular among the musical directions represented in Hungary. The instrumentation would make us associate it with Latin music, however, the compositions do not aim at reproducing a certain Latin feeling, and the stylistic features create a different atmosphere. The themes, harmonies and the musical forms are the closest to the jazz of the 1990s. The role of the instruments constantly change from accompanying to playing solo, which, together with the diversity of the personalities in the band, results in a highly varied yet lucid and approachable sound. The band has appeared at several festivals in Hungary and abroad, the most outstanding of which was the Ufa International Jazz Festival in Bashkiria in 2002.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1999 Bosambo Trio: Tongue-tied BMC Records BMC CD 022 Own
2005 Hungarian Jazz Store BMC HMIC BMC PCD 016 Not for sale - only for promotion / 4 CDs