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.

Bacsó Kristóf

saxophone, saxophone - alto, saxophone - soprano

Kristóf Bacsó was born in Budapest in 1976. He started his saxophone studies at the age of 12. After his graduation from the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, he also studied at the Conservatoire de Paris and at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where his instructors were Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Greg Hopkins, Hal Crook and Bill Pierce. In 1999 together with Zoltán Zana he won the Dezső �Ablakos� Lakatos Saxophone Talent Contest organized by the Hungarian Radio. For five and a half years he lived in France and the US, performed in most countries of Europe, in the United States and in Japan. In 2003, after obtaining his Bachelor�s Degree, he moved to NYC and worked as a freelance musician. In 2003 and 2005 he was featured on Gabor Winand�s albums Agent Spirituel and Different Garden, which received �Choc�, the highest rank from the well-known French jazz journal, Jazzman. In 2004 he moved back to Europe and since then has worked as a musician, composer and teacher. He has performed with well-known artists like Eddie Henderson, John Pattitucci, Tony Lakatos, Nico Morelli, Giovanni Mirabassi, Kálmán Oláh, Gábor Gadó, and the groups Europlane Orchestra, the Budapest Jazz Orchestra, Nigun, and the Imre Kőszegi Quartet. With his own group the Kristóf Bacsó 4, which he founded in 2003, he plays his own music, based on traditional jazz and contemporary classical music. Since 2004 he has been a professor at the Béni Egressy Conservatory in Budapest.
Year Title Publisher Code Remark
1999 Eichinger Band: Üzenet a kertből
(Message from the Garden)
Fonó Records FA-076-2
1999 First Steps FON-Trade Music FN9905
2000 Regős: Verbunkos - Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Jazz Faculty Vol.1 Pannon Jazz PJ1046
2003 Nigun: KlezJazz Etnofon Records ER-CD 59
2003 Winand Gábor: Agent spirituel BMC Records BMC CD 091
2004 Nigun: Standard Etnofon Records ER-CD 067
2004 Winand Gábor: Different garden BMC Records BMC CD 110
2004 Gadó Gábor: Modern táncok idősebbeknek és haladóknak
(Gábor Gadó: Modern dances for the advanced in age)
BMC Records BMC CD 111
2005 Szalóki Ági: Hallgató
(Szalóki Ági: Lament)
FolkEurópa FECD020
2005 Gadó Gábor Quartet: Psyché BMC Records BMC CD 120
2006 Kőszegi Imre: Drums poetica TOM-TOM Records TTCD 86
2006 Oláh / Bacsó / Boisseau: Fitting BMC Records BMC CD 121 Own
2006 Winand Gábor és a Gadó Quintet: Opera Budapest
(Winand, Gábor / Gadó Quintet: Opera Budapest)
BMC Records BMC CD 124
2006 Nigun: Bale Kulturnik Etnofon Records ER-CD 090
2008 Alteregos BMC Records BMC CD 148 Own
2008 Szalóki Ági: A vágy muzsikál - Karády Dalok FolkEurópa FECD 041
2009 Eclectic Path BMC Records BMC CD 159
2009 Juhász Gábor: 1978 X-produkció XP 040
2010 Lung-gom-pa BMC Records BMC CD 154
2012 Bacsó Kristóf Quartet: Nocturne BMC Records BMC CD 195 Own
2012 Szalóki Ági: Öröme az égnek, ünnepe a földnek TOM-TOM Records
2014 Circular BMC Records BMC CD 204
2016 Little bird in the Lee - BMC records 2014-2016 BMC Records BMC PCD 033
2016 Kristóf Bacsó TRIAD & Lionel Loueke: Pannon Blue BMC Records BMC CD 232
2016 Don't Give Up Magánkiadás
2022 Bacsó Kristóf TRIAD / Daniele Camarda: Imaginary Faces BMC Records BMCCD310 Own