j(A)zz! | First Gig Never Happened (A)

Opus Jazz Club
  • Lisa Hofmaninger - soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
  • Alexander Fitzthum - Hammond organ, Fender rhodes, piano
  • Judith Schwarz - drums, percussion

The extraordinary sound of the trio originates from the fact that uncommon instruments like bass clarinet and soprano saxophone, drums and other clingling as well as Hammond organ, Fender rhodes and piano are combined and played in their very own style to create an unheard experience for the listener. Their debut album is dedicated to the music of Charles Mingus and Thelonious Sphere Monk proving the timelessness of jazz. Inspired by their energy, passion and their joy of playing, First Gig Never Happened seizes on figures and ideas of the old masters and transforms them into new arrangements or nearly new compositions in their own musical language. Anxious not to lose the true spirit, not just to copy, but rather being open minded for ideas that have remained the same then and now. They focus on Mingus without a bass and Monk without a hat. 

”Everyone is influenced by everybody but you bring it down home the way you feel it.” - Thelonious Sphere Monk
”They’re singing your praises while stealing your phrases.” - Charles Mingus 

Tickets are available for 1500 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 October 02 Tuesday