“Djabe is one of the best working fusion bands in the world today.” Kent Sangster, Edmonton International Jazz Festival, Canada
“One of the best fusion bands all over the world.” John Nugent, Rochester, NY, International Jazz Festival producer, US
“The best band I’ve ever played with.” Steve Hackett, Genesis guitarist, UK
“Fantastic show, thank you for being with us.” Ruud Wijkniet, Director of The Hague Jazz Festival, NL
Djabe is the number 1 jazz/world fusion/prog band in Hungary. It was established 27 years ago and since then Djabe won numerous domestic and international awards and recognitions. From 2002, the band gave concerts in 43 countries throughout Europe, Asia and North-America. Djabe is one of the most invited Hungarian bands by international festivals.
Djabe plays unique music in which the elements of jazz are mixed with various parts of Hungarian and world music. The main composer and arranger of the band is Tamás Barabás, who is the most virtuoso Hungarian bass guitarist.
Djabe means freedom in the African Ashanti language. The founder and other composer of the band is Attila Égerházi – playing guitar and being the leader of the band, too –, who interprets this freedom primarily by freely mixing the styles and instruments.
At the drums sits the internationally acclaimed Péter Kaszás, who was drummer for Al Di Meola’s band, World Sinfonia, for 10 years.
Áron Koós-Hutás multiple award-winning trumpet player’s characteristic sound is a key element of the Djabe sound.
The keyboard player Zoltán Bubenyák joined recently to the band. We can hear his play on the last studio album, Before released 9th December 2022.
Djabe has approx. 100 physical releases. 18 studio albums and 25 live recordings in many formats: LP, CD, DVD, DVD-Audio, Blu-ray, 2 track master tape, 4 track reel-to-reel, MC, download and streaming.
In 2017 Djabe and London based Cherry Red Records started cooperation. In the last six years Cherry Red released 7 albums under their Esoteric Antenna label.