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
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
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.