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.

Tisza Bea


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Bea Tisza is one of the leading female jazz vocalists in Hungary. She was born in Miskolc, Hungary. She studied classical piano for six years as a child, then she realized her devotion to singing, so after a short period of not knowing for sure what career to choose, she decided to apply to the Jazz Faculty of the Liszt Ferenc Music Academy, Budapest. For her parents' great satisfaction she also finished a course in Financing at the Miskolc University. She has performed with a lot of established Hungarian jazz stars, such as Gyula Babos, Rudolf Tomsits, and László Dés, and has recorded with Kornél Horváth, Klári Katona, Sándor Zsemlye, Charlie, Andrea Malek, Zsuzsa Cserháti and Gergő Borlai. She has contributed to several pop/jazz recordings and concerts as a soloist, backing vocalist, and composer. In 1994 she took part in Leslie Mandoki's "People" project. In 1995 she had a minor part in the Hugarian film hit "Sztracsatella". She won the Stella Artois Music Award in 1998 with the Kálmán Oláh Sextet. The same year she produced her first album of standards (Autumn Leaves), and 3 years later her second album came out titled Island. She took part in the shot of a Hungarian movie titled The Wayfarer (A Vándor). She is a regular performer at jazz clubs in Budapest, and also a singing teacher at the jazz faculty of Academy of Music.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1992 Horváth Kornél: Rag Handed Bouvard & Pécuchet BVP 002
1993 Greg Földvári: Touch Wood Magánkiadás MKB 0002
1998 Tisza Bea és a Jazzmin: Autumn Leaves Magánkiadás TBA 1973 Own
2001 Horgas Eszter Arcai II. - Hazafelé Gramy Records GR-028
2001 Tisza Bea: Island Magánkiadás TBA 2001 Own
2003 Tisza Bea: Bea 33 Records 33 JAZZ 087 Own
2005 Hungarian Jazz Store BMC HMIC BMC PCD 016 Not for sale - only for promotion / 4 CDs