In association with
Mr Zoltan Dekany

Biography

Studied Classical Double Bass at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Hungary.
Jazz Double Bass with Wayne Darling at the Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst Austria.
Postgraduate studies at California Institute of the Arts with Charlie Haden, Darek Oles,Arnie Egilsson(Principal DB of the Paramount Film studios Orchestra).
Jeff Berlin and David Carpenter on electric bass guitar, also with the internationally renowned Alan Broadbent and Joe LaBarbara.
Teaching Double Bass, Electric bass, Music theory, Aural awareness at CalArts during 1994-95.
Teaching Electric Bass at Jeff Berlinʼs Playerschool of Music in 1995-96
Currently Principal Lecturer at Leeds College of Music.
Regular performer on the Los Angeles Jazz scene during 1994-97, with artists including:
Rick Zunigar(Stevie Wonder Band), Alan Broadbent(Charlie Haden Quartet West)Kei Akagi(Miles Davis Band),Terry Lynne Carrington(Wayne Shorter Band), Alvin Quinn(Oscar Peterson Trio), Brandon Fields(Dave Weckl Band).
Double/Electric Bassist for the newly formed Disney Cruise lines during 1998-2000
World tour with Broadway Artists in 2001.
Regular performer on the UK Jazz scene since late 2001, including:
BBC BigBand, Mike Gibbs, Jiggs Wigham, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Sinfonietta,Norma Winstone
Gilad Atzmon, Peter King, Tim Garland, Dennis Rollinsʼs Bad Bone&Co.,Jamie Cullum,Jim Mullen, Alan Barnes, Martin Drew, Paloma Faith, Claire Teal, Anita Wardell, Ulf
Wakenius(Oscar Peterson Trio).
Regular performer in West End shows, including:
The Ratpack, Dirty Dancing, Legally Blonde, Shrek, Wicked, Lion King, The Book of Mormon
Radio apearances include several BBC BigBand specials with Claire Teal, Friday night is music Night with the BBC BigBand, Paloma Faith and Tony Christie.
Tv: National TV Awards 2012 for ITV1 with the Bruce Forsythe BigBand featuring Ant&Dec
Performed at numerous International and National Jazz Festivals:
Glastonbury, Marbella Int. Jazz Festival, Berlin Int. Jazz Festival, London Jazz Festival,The South Bank Spring Music Festival, Sofia Peak, Turin Int Festival, Salzburg, Edinburgh
Fringe Festival, Birmingham, Manchester Jazz Festivals...
Awarded Second place at the International Society of Bassists Jazz competition in 1991,
Full Scholarship to California Institute of the Arts in 1994
BBC Jazz Awards Best band with Dennis Rollinsʼs Badbone&Co in 2006
Endorsed by Overwater Basses.

Contact Zoltan

Address: Warwickshire
CV47 0JY
Phone: 01926813556
Mobile: 07903033068
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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