Balkan Jazz, Gypsy Music Band from Budapest

an international acoustic Balkan Jazz band based in Budapest, Hungary

The band is born from the meeting of the improvisation culture of Gypsy jazz from Django Reinhardt and the spirit of the wild Balkan party culture from Eastern Europe. The musicians of Het Hat Club built a carefully selected repertoire: from the dense and lively folk traditions from Transylvania, Serbia, Bulgaria and Macedonia to energetic compositions that they are eager to share with the public.

Hét Hat Club

Is an Balkan Jazz Gypsy Party band. Founded in 2015 since it’s formation in Budapest the band has played 150 concerts in more than 12 different countries all over the world. In a constent research of an original acoustic sound the band mixes influences from Jazz, Transylvanian Hora, Bulgarian Kopanitsa , Serbian Kolos, Turkish Cocek, Classical Waltz…

The last album Balkanouche

“Balkanouche “ is born from the meeting of the improvisation culture of Gypsy jazz from Django Reinhardt and the wild Balkan dances and party mood. The musicians of Hét Hat Club built a wide and carefully selected repertoire: from the dense and lively folk traditions, to energetic compositions that they are eager to share with the public.

Origins

The band has been formed in 2016 in the 7th and 6th districts (“Hét Hat” in Hungarian), the quarters of the artistic and night life of the capital: Budapest. There Hét Hat Club had the chance to play on a regular basis, allowing themselves to get a solid experience with the scene while building a constantly growing audience.

After already more than a hundred concerts and the second studio album named “Balkanouche”, the band is ready to tour in USA and Europe for the third time.

Experience

Through all the concerts Hét Hat Club has gained a solid reputation of being able to play in places that value the Artistic essence of their work such as the Music village Jazz club in Brussels, Mediawave Festival, Kolorádó Festival, Babel Sound Festival, but also more casual occasions such as weddings, house shows, house party, village party.

Mission

A band is an ecosystem that is challenging to keep alive and productive. Through our work and perseverance we aim to inspire our audience to interact with us and each other through the celebration of the moment in a way similar to the way gypsy communities do and did.

Our goal also is to be able to influence festivals and places that host our performances to reduce their wastes and plastic uses. We try as much as possible to communicate about it.

HHC is also a peculiar acoustic formation. Yet it’s strength is in the energy and the genuine passion for Music.

 

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