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2018-03-02

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"No matter how busy Gardony becomes, there is a stillness at the center of his music, a distinctive amalgam of central European folk strains, majestic classical piano and improvisational fearlessness."
- Carlo Wolff, Down Beat Magazine

Laszlo Gardony

"A formidable improviser who lives in the moment" (JazzTimes), Laszlo Gardony has performed in 27 countries and released a dozen albums on the Sunnyside, Antilles, and Avenue Jazz labels during his distinguished decades long career. Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Gardony has been called "a pianist worthy of praise within the highest pantheon of performers" by Jazz Review, and "a great pianist" by Dave Brubeck.

The Boston Globe named Gardony's latest solo piano recording, "Serious Play" one of the 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2017. His 2015 live sextet album, "Life In Real Time" was also on the 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2015 list of the Boston Globe.

"Serious Play" has garnered critical acclaim including a 4-star review in Down Beat, which calls it "a distinctive amalgam of central European folk strains, majestic classical piano and improvisational fearlessness."

Gardony's recording and performing groups included Dave Holland, Miroslav Vitous, Bob Moses, Mick Goodrick, Yoron Israel, John Lockwood, Jamey Haddad, Bill Pierce, Don Braden and Stan Strickland among others.

Gardony has been praised for his "fluid pianism" by The New York Times and has been featured with the Boston Pops, the Utah Symphony and The Smithsonian Institute's "Beyond Category" Traveling Duke Ellington Exhibit.

Laszlo has been living in Boston for the past thirty-four years, where he is a Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music. He continues to tour and record, attracting new fans and earning critical acclaim for his synthesis of many musical sources and for creating a joyous, powerful, insightful, and open spirited music.

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