BMC Concert Hall
1093 Budapest, Mátyás str. 8.
Free entry


Remembering Mátyás Szandai

With the death of Mátyás Szandai in August 2023, the Hungarian and European jazz world suffered a great loss. The 46-year-old double bass player was a true master of his instrument, having played on 23 albums for BMC Records over the past two decades, making him one of the label’s most employed musicians. He also contributed to countless great albums on other labels, and has performed with such icons as David Murray, Pat Metheny, Herbie Mann, Chico Freeman, Rosario Giuliani, William Parker, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Gerard Presencer, Flavio Boltro, Zbigniew Namysłowski, and, in the last decade, during his stay in France, Michel Portal, Daniel Humair, François Jeanneau, Paul Lay and Naïssam Jalal. He was driven by an insatiable thirst for knowledge, and his peers respected him not only as a performer but also as a highly skilled teacher. In this concert, distinguished Hungarian and international jazz musicians will pay tribute to Mátyás Szandai by making music together.


Photo: Virág Stépán


The concert was supported by the MOL-New Europe Foundation in the framework of the Felhangolva! programme. Further details and programmes:



  • János Ávéd
  • Kristóf Bacsó
  • Elemér Balázs
  • József Balázs
  • István Baló
  • András Dés
  • László Dés
  • Mihály Dresch
  • Márton Fenyvesi
  • Kada Ad Libitum
  • Miklós Lukács
  • Kálmán Oláh
  • Csaba Palotai
  • Emil Spányi
  • Dániel Szabó
  • Péter Szalai
  • Viktor Tóth
  • Voces 4