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Loop Doctors

LOOP DOCTORS PERFORMS BUDAPEST AFTERDARK AT CHELSEA MUSIC FESTIVAL
JUNE 19 | 11PM
ST PAUL'S GERMAN LUTHERAN CHURCH | 315 West 22nd Street in Manhattan
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Loop Doctors plays Bartók, Ligeti and Kurtág. As explorers striving to find new sounds and structures in contemporary jazz, multiple award winning band Loop Doctors has the same goal in their field as the great contemporary composers of our time have: to step out of the ordinary, and push boundaries further. For this concert only, Loop Doctors arranges four pieces from well-known Hungarian modernist and contemporary composers, and add their distinct electro-drum'n'bass-jazz touch to the compositions. The band will be joined by legendary sax player, NYC’s own Chris Hunter.

Loop Doctors was founded in 2005, when the members, ÁronRomhányi (keyboards) and Péter Szendőfi (drums) found themselves immersed in discussions with Gary Willis during the recording of Péter's solo album. Later the band was formed, and with special guest Gary Willis on bass, and trumpet player KornélFekete-Kovács, they recorded the first album "High Voltage" in 2006. The music is a medley of different styles, including jazz, drum 'n' bass, jungle, hip-hop and rap. An overall category could be nu-jazz, but Loop Doctors can also be seen in clubs, where people actually dance to the music. Loop Doctors usually performs as a duo, Peter using an 'Octa-pad', from which the grooves, bass lines and additional synths are played, and also plays acoustic drums. Aron plays keys, and also does vocals/rap. Since 2006 they regularly tour as a duo, often with special guests (Gary Willis - bass, Brandon Fields – sax, inter alia). Jazz album of the year-winner High Voltage with special guest Gary Willis was followed by “White Orange Black”. The third album of the band is titled “Entering a Room”. The material was recorded in New York, at Peter Karl Studios, featuring special guest Chris Hunter on sax. Gray Willis, Brandon Fields and Roland Szentpali are also featured on this album.


Members

ÁronRomhányi is a jazz pianist/instructor, composer, arranger and producer of numerous CD-s, including jazz as well as pop/R’n’B hits. He has 15 years of experience performing as pianist/keyboardist, 10 years of teaching experience (advanced jazz piano, basic piano skills for singers/other instrumentalists). Aron is an all-around musical director: assembling, arranging and co-ordinating musical performances from combos to large orchestras, for recording sessions and concerts. With Loop Doctors he won a Fonogram Prize for best jazz album 2008 and he got a Fonogram nomination for best jazz album 2010 „Aron Romhanyi Trio feat. Brandon Fields: West Road Horizon“.

Péter Szendőfi is one of most sought after drummers on the jazz scene in Hungary. He has played on about 130albums, while regularly participating in major international festival with various formations. He has been a collaborator or member ofFusio Group, Loop Doctors, Trio Ricardo, Subjective Symptom, East Wing Group, inter alia. He has repeatedly toured with bass phenomenonGary Willis and two timeGrammy-winning saxophone player Brandon Fields. Peter is an International Artist of Pearl Drums, Bosphorus Cymbals and Regal Tip Sticks, and a member of the Drum Set Committee of the Percussive Arts Society. He was performed with James Morrison, David Friedman, Gary Willis, Tony Lakatos, BrandonFields, Chris Hunter, Al Di Meola, Kip Reed, Bob Quaranta, Shankar Lal, FerencSnetberger, Alegre Correa, John Gunther, Jojo Mayer, Tom Brechtlein, and a host of other standout musicians over his three decade long career.

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