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Mazura    János 

I'm János Mazura, a free-lance classical and jazz tuba player. I was born in 1970 Budapest. By the time I got my diploma at the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music in 1995 I'd already spent two years in Turkey as the Principal Tubist of the Istanbul State Opera. Since that as a free-lance musician I've been playing with the major symphonic orchestras in Budapest. (E.g.: Hungarian Radio Symphony, Hungarian Opera. etc.) I often play solo recitals and give chamber concerts.

From 1995 I have more and more jazz gigs as well. I play with an "acoustic blues" band called: "Someday Baby", and I often appear as jazz soloist in several jazz formations. I am the member of the Odessa Klezmer Band, The "Agostones", the "Gabona" ensemble (folk and world music) and the Mosquito Jazz trio as well.  I also play concerts with Heavy Tuba (A).

In 1997 I won second prize in the "Street Music" category at the "Verso il Millenio" international tuba and euphonium conference, (ITEC) in Riva del Garda, Italy, and was also second at the Rich Matteson Tuba Jazz Competition in Regina, Canada at the ITEC 2000.
 
I was the first jazz tuba player who has ever performed a solo concert in the Hungarian Radio in 2001.
I was guest artist of the ITEC 2001 in Lahti, Finland and ITEC 2002 in Greensboro, USA as jazz soloist. 

In 1998 I've got a diploma at the "Hungarian Film Academy", so I work as a sound engineer as well. I run the Etnofon studio in Budapest and made several classical, folk, jazz and world music recordings.

I play on several classical and jazz recordings, and my first solo jazz CD was also released in 1999.

In 2004 I was the host of the next International Tuba and Euphonium Conference in Budapest, Hungary.

 

I am the president of the Hungarian Trombone and Tuba Association.

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