4. Adyton Christmas (HU)

Opus Jazz Club
  • Grencsó Open Collective:
  • István Grencsó - reeds
  • Máté Pozsár - piano
  • Róbert Benkő - double bass
  • Szilveszter Miklós - drums
  • Tünde Szalontay - actress
  • Roland Heidrich - guitar
  • Bálint Bolcsó - electronics
    participants of the Adyton camp:
  • Bettika Bakos - vocals
  • Benedek Gáspár - saxophone
  • John Oslansky - saxophone
  • Csaba Reinhardt - saxophone
  • “Boldi” Hoffmann - synthesizer
  • Bence Dóczi  - guitar
  • Ádám Gollob - guitar
  • Kristóf Szabó - bass guitar
  • Nóra Krokovay - cello
  • Vilmos Schneider - double bass
  • Zoltán Kováts - double bass
  • Péter Lukács - drums
  • Pantali Lőrinc - szaxofon
  • Németh Balázs - dob
  • Zsófa Németh - flute

The source and genius of Hungarian free music – not free jazz – was György Szabados. Epoch-marking albums as Esküvő (Wedding) or Adyton and several legendary formations, among them MAKUZ, his largest free music ensemble, are linked to his name. Founder István Grencsó and his Collective as well as its board members created ADYTON Arts Foundation to support creative work connected to free music. In 1975 Szabados established the Kassák Workshop for Contemporary Music which he maintained up to 1983. Here a new generation of musicians acquired a free and intuitive manner of playing jazz, with a distinct Hungarian sound. The tradition of the legendary Kassák Christmases was established there as well. These memories are nurtured and continued in their own way by the Adyton-musicians. Their own Adyton Christmas this year is already the fourth in a row. The first was held in 2015 on the A38, wheile the next two were hosted by Sonja Pintér at the Karinthy Salon. Opus Jazz Club is honoured to host the event this year.

This year’s Adyton Christmas features today’s and older times’ free music in a wide variety of formations. The basis is made up of the Grencsó Open Collective, to be extended – as it happened at former occasions as well – by other artists and members of the new generation of musicians attending the Adyton courses in the summer.

The event begins this time already at 7 p.m., introduced by screening of a brief documentary about this summer’s Adyton-camp. Subsequently, Grencsó Open Collective presents their program of György Szabados’ compositions. After the break, the various participants of Adyton Christmas will enter the stage in a wide variety of loose, free formations.

Tickets are available for 2200 HUF on the spot,
online at, and at InterTicket Jegypont partners across Hungary.

Please don't forget to reserve a table after purchasing your ticket, as seating at Opus Jazz Club can only be guaranteed in this case.

We hold reservations until 8pm. Remaining tables are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

For reservations, please call +36 1 216 7894 and have your ticket or voucher at hand.


2018 December 11 Tuesday