2018 was an amazing year for our office, because we had lot of talented young music groups, like the UCL Jazz Society. They presented two concerts in Budapest and one in Szentendre. One of our favourite venues was the Budapest Jazz Club.
This iconic music club collects the jazz lovers and presents different jazz concert on every day. The concert was awesome, the choir sang the Mas Que Nada, the word-famous song from the Dirty Dancing, the crowd in the Club clapped until their hands were red. On the other days the success continued, Óbuda and Szentendre welcomed very warm our Jazz Big Band.
The UCL was not a typical classic band. They are young, full of energy, and they love to play on their instruments. It was the mainstream during their music tour. The Jazz band has two divorces as follows:
UCL Big Band – A large, non-auditioned ensemble of eclectic musicians playing a vast array of styles from swing and funk to disco and rock.
UCL Jazz Choir – A varied group of enthusiastic singers covering a wide range of tunes in the worlds of jazz, soul and pop in performances throughout the year.
Besides the concerts the gastro tours were important for our band as well, some of members began the introducing in the following words: “I would try all the Hungarian foods”. The ruin pubs and the street foods were the magnet from the group, the band tried out everything. The spas were perfect relaxation possibilities after the concerts.
The cultural programs are important, when we have young customers, because we feel our mission to get to know the Hungarian culture! The House of Terror was the number one and the Parliament in the night was also well-remembered point of the city. Hopefully, the young jazz musicians are coming back soon to Budapest for another concert tour!
Here are some feedbacks from the band:
“we felt well-supported both in the planning stages as well as while we were in Budapest. While on our trip, we performed at three unique concert venues, including the Budapest Jazz Club, where we had brilliant audiences at all our concerts. We ended our trip with a meal at a wonderful, atmospheric restaurant that had strong reviews, and when we arrived, we could see why!”
“Szentendre was a beautiful town that we all fell in love with!”
“In the Budapest Jazz Club, we had a full house who were a wonderful and encouraging audience.”