Laszlo Gardony Jazz Quartet
Laszlo Gardony (piano)
Stan Strickland (vocals, sax, flute, bass clarinet, percussion)
Yoron Israel (drums)
John Lockwood (bass)
Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed artist who has brought his soulful improvisations and compositions to audiences in 24 countries. Winner of the Great American Jazz Piano Competition, Gardony has been called “a pianist worthy of praise within the highest pantheon of performers” by JazzReview.com and “a great pianist” by Dave Brubeck.
He has released ten albums, leading groups that included Dave Holland, Miroslav Vitous, Mick Goodrick, Yoron Israel, John Lockwood, Jamey Haddad and Stan Strickland among others.
His new CD, “Clarity” – an inspired solo piano recording – was released on May 7, 2013
Gardony has been praised for his “fluid pianism” by The New York Times and for his “uniformly high quality of compositions” by All About Jazz Magazine. JazzTimes has called him “one of contemporary music’s truly original voices.” and “a formidable soloist who lives in the moment.”
As a sideman, Gardony recorded and toured extensively with Yoron Israel’s High Standards Quartet and with Matt Glaser’s Wayfaring Strangers. He has performed with the David “Fathead” Newman Quintet at numerous jazz festivals. Randy Brecker, Dave Liebman and John Blake appeared as guest soloists with his group.
Gardony has been featured with the Boston Pops, the Utah Symphony and The Smithsonian Institute’s “Beyond Category” Traveling Duke Ellington Exhibit.
He appeared live and on record with vocalist, Shelley Neill’s group and with guitarist, Garrison Fewell’s quartet. He has performed with the Eddie Gomez Quintet and the Marco Pignataro Jazzet. Gardony was also commissioned to arrange his original compositions for The Danish Radio Big Band.
Laszlo has been living in Boston for the past twenty five years, where he is a Professor of Piano at Berklee College of Music.