Artist database

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Kovács Gyula


Place of Birth
Date of Birth

27th December 1929, Budapest - 1992

His music studies were completed at the National Conservatory.

He played with the Martiny Band from 1951 till 1961. Since that time, he has played with various groups: Andor Kovács Band, Gonda-Kruza Quartet, Aladár Pege Band, Csaba Deseő, János Kőrőssy, László Turán and with György Gallus.

His most important performances have been at the Bled (Yugoslavia) and Prag Jazz Jazz Festivals in 1964, Bilzen Festival (Belgium) in 1969, Berlin in 1970, and the Budapest Hot Club Concert.

He was a teacher of the Jazz faculty of Béla Bartók Conservatory in Budapest. His musical style includes swing and avantgarde.

Downloadable press photo 1. (300 KB)
Downloadable press photo 2. (300 KB)
by Csaba Deseő
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1964 Modern jazz IV-V. - Anthology 64 Hungaroton LPX 7279-80
1967 Modern jazz VI. - Anthology 67 Hungaroton LPX 17372 LP
1968 Modern jazz VII. - Anthology 68 Hungaroton LPX 17392 LP
1969 Modern jazz VIII. - Anthology 69 Hungaroton LPX 17406
1973 Modern Jazz Anthology X. Hungaroton SLPX 17441 LP
1976 Sámánének Pepita SLPX 17484
1982 Deák Big Band: Azok a húszas évek ... - Világslágerek angol nyelven Pepita SLPX 17681 LP
1986 Tabányi Mihály: Csillogó Harmonika Qualiton LPM 16704 LP
1993 The Swinging Violin of Csaba Deseő Jazzette BPCD 026
1997 Something New, Something Old Pannon Jazz PJ 1027
2000 Gitár-dob párbaj
(Guitar-Drums Battle)
Hungaroton HCD 71010 Own
Jazz History 3.
2000 Bubi Beamter: Sentimental Journey Hungaroton HCD 71009
2001 Lajos Dudas: The Jubilate Box (Unissued & Rare Recordings) Double Moon Records DMCHR 71020
2001 Éjfél Már
(It's Midnight)
Hungaroton HCD 71044
2001 Kőrössy János, Lakatos Ablakos Dezső: Éjfél már
(János Kőrössy, Dezső (Ablakos) Lakatos: It's midnight)
Hungaroton HCD 71044