Gyula Babos, 66

Gyula Babos, 66, on April 12, in Hungary. Composer, teacher and smooth jazz guitarist whose career began when he won a jazz competition on Hungarian radio at 15. In the 70’s he played with the Kex band, Rakfogo, and then Imre Koszegi before launching his own band Saturnus and founding a long standing trio under his own name. In 1989 he bagan releasing albums, most notably Blue Victory. He recorded with Herbie Mann, Take Four, and Trilok Gurtu, and appeared with musicians from around the world. Since 1977 he he is a teacher of the Béla Bartók Music School and the Department of Jazz at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music. In 1996 he founded the Small Music School of the music studio Kőbányai. https://youtu.be/rs94ZdV2UqM
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