Mátyás Gayer Piano Trio
LONDON Toulouse Lautrec Jazz Club
140 Newington Butts, Kennington, London
For the first in a series of 3 gigs during BopFest to feature the classic piano trio format, the young award-winning Hungarian pianist Mátyás Gayer brings his new trio to the UK featuring straight ahead and swinging music from his debut CD Never Ending Story on Fresh Sound New Talent Records.
Stylistically informed by Sonny Clark and Wynton Kelly, his trio will play a selection of his own swinging, straight-ahead arrangements of jazz standards and bebop tunes, along with several compositions by his musical influences, which also include Tommy Flanagan, Cedar Walton and Mulgrew Miller. Mátyás will be joined by another newcomer to the UK jazz scene, fellow Hungarian Mátyás Hofecker on bass, and Steve Brown on drums.
Winner of the Gramofon Award and twice a Montreux Jazz Piano Competition finalist, Gayer is a regular performer on the European jazz scene. He has worked with various American artists such as Grant Stewart and Dusko Goykovich at clubs and venues including Birds Eye in Basel and Konzerthaus Vienna. He studied with Louis Hayes and Peter Washington, and was a member of Jim Rotundi's quartet for 2 years. He moved to London in 2018 and has rapidly established himself as a first call sideman and leader.