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BIOGRAPHY

Jazz trombonist, trumpetist, leader of the ORCHESTRA OF THE HUNGARIAN POLICE (aka POLICE BIG BAND HUNGARY), trumpet player of the  BENKO DIXIELAND BAND, trumpet player of the GRAMOPHONIA HOT JAZZ ORCHESTRA,  freelance soloist, photographer.

Master of Arts degree in jazz at „Liszt Ferenc” Academy of Music in Budapest (1995), Master of Arts in brass conducting at the Debrecen Unicersity  (2011).

Often described as a „multiphonic artist”, since -besides the trombone- he also plays the flugelhorn, the trumpet, the cornet, the valve-trombone, the euphonium, the bass-trumpet and the tuba as well.

Mr. Szalóky is primarily a mainstream, traditional jazz, swing player, but also experienced in bebop jazz and contemporary composition music.

Started his career at age 15 in Heptone Dixieland Jazz Band, which he himself was the leader of.

At age of 14 he was played as a guest soloist with the famous Benko Dixieland Band, later he became to be a regular member of the band.

Later -as a member of the Oldsmobile Dixieland Jazz Band he started to perform all around the World. He played in Gran Canaria, in the USA, almost every major city in Europe, even on the Mauritius Island.

His career continued in Hot Jazz Band. With them played several times in concerts in France as partcipants of jazz festivals. The Band was 1st Prize winner of the „International Louis Armstrong” Competition in Le Havre commemorating the 50th anniversary of D-day.

He was a member of the Budapest Ragtime Band, which is one of the oldest hungarian traditional bands. He was making tours with the BRB in Europe and in the United States of America.

In 1998,as the lead trombonist of the Hungarian Jazz Trombone Company  he made an album with the american jazz-trombone phenomen, the legendary  Carl Fontana. He was playing with the famous Metropole Orchestra, the EBU Big Band, the Trombone Workshop 3/4 9, worked together with Joe Muranyi, Warren Vaché, Scott Hamilton, Scott Robinson, Alan Vaché, Ted Rosenthal, Patti Austin, The New York Voices, Rhoda Scott, Jon-Erik Kellso, Matt Munisteri, Greg Cohen, Vince Jordano, Danny Coots, Ian Bateman, Bria Skonberg, Paolo Alderighi, David Ostwald, Mike Vax, Frank Foster, George Benson, Tommy Sanders, Jennifer Leitham, Alvin Queen, Vince Bartels, Reggie Johnson, Doug Sides, Joan Faulkner, Dan Nimmer, John Allred, Bert Boeren, David Wong, Peter Van Nostrand, Mike Smith, Edwin Morgan, Bill Miller (Frank Sinatra’s piano player for 46 Years), Jiggs Whigham,  Bob Chmel, Walt Johnson, Jim Fox, Paul Rostock, Jeff Morrison, Jim Fox , Mark Fosset,  Marcel Zanini,  Acker Bilk, Irakli, Tomas Stanko, Stjepko Gut, Christian Muthspiel, Vladimir Tarasov, Birelli Lagrene, Ed Neumeister, Bill Reichenbach, Bart Van Lier, Vince Mendoza, Mike Abene, Tommy Vig, Terry Woodson, Earl Sauls, Tardo Hammer, Dan Block, Bruno Castelucci, Harry Kanters, Antoine Trommelen, Enrico Tomasso, Huub Jahnsen ...and many others. He was working also with Mr. Frank Sinatra Jr. He played with all key Hungarian jazz artists. He plays sometimes in New York City with the most important musicians of the american traditional jazz scene.

 

He was playing music in the following countrys:

AUSTRIA
BELGIUM
BULGARIA
CANARY ISLANDS (SPAIN)

CZECH REPUBLIC
DENMARK
ESTONIA
FRANCE

GERMANY
INDONESIA

ISRAEL

ITALY
KENYA

LIECHTENSTEIN
MAURITIUS

THE NETHERLANDS
NORWAY
POLAND
ROMANIA
RUSSIA
SPAIN
SWITZERLAND
SWEDEN
SLOVAKIA
SLOVENIA

TURKEY
UKRAINA
UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (NEVADA, CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, WISCONSIN, ILLINOIS)

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