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.

Beamter Jenő

vibraphone, percussion

Place of Birth
Date of Birth

7 August 1912 Budapest - 14 January 1984 Budapest

Composer, jazz musician (drums and vibraphone), one of the most significant representatives of the Hungarian swing music.

Though his parents wanted him to be an officer and he also visited violin classes, he was about to become a drummer. He studied music privately. From 1930 he learned to play drums from Vilmos Raubál, who was member of the Hungarian Royal Opera House. Later he even started to play the vibraphone.

From 1933 he performed with the Bubi vibraphone ensemble, from 1935 with the Smiling Boys - he also recorded his first albums with them. He was member of numerous bands: various jazz formations of Lajos Martiny, Tabányi and his soloists, Radiola (conducted by Jenő Horváth), the orchestra of Ernő Vécsey, Herrer, Durium, the small ensemble of János Gyulai-Gaál and Deák Big Band played a significant part in his career.

He performed in duo with such artists as the jazz pianists Lajos Solymossy and József Szabó, and the guitar player Gábor Szabó. In the 70s he had a show with Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra at the Kennedy Center.

He principally played swing-style jazz music. He had huge success not only on his concerts in Hungary, but also as guest performer in Austria, Switzerland, England, and in the former GDR and Yugoslavia. He used to play live music on the Hungarian Radio every Sunday. Numerous records are treasuring his unique style.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1986 Tabányi Mihály: Csillogó Harmonika Qualiton LPM 16704 LP
2000 Bubi Beamter: Sentimental Journey Hungaroton HCD 71009 Own