This year’s Budapest Spring Festival featuring drama, music and art was, for financial reasons, unable to include foreign jazz musicians. As a result, the three-evening event was devoted solely to Hungarian jazz. Featured were such top musicians as György Szabados, the János Gonda-Frigyes Pleszkán duo, and the Béla Szakcsi Lakatos-Gyula Babos duo. One concert highlighted a Hungarian-Yugoslavian workshop. The Benkó Dixieland Band provided entertainment at one of Budapest’s most exclusive restaurants for ten consecutive evenings.
(Jazz Forum, 1985/5)
Turi Gábor: Jazz Forum (English Edition) published 1985/5