János Ávéd – saxophone
Márton Fenyvesi – guitar
Ákos Benkó – drums

“Balance are all based on the mixture of folk wisdom and sophisticated poetic conceits and they celebrate the natural world and its regenerative powers in the face of both natural and supernatural phenomena. Each begins arrestingly with either saxophone or flute and with the addition of the drums, acquires emotional weight as it goes along. The seriousness with which Balance – which includes János Ávéd on saxophones and flute, Márton Fenyvesi on guitar and Ákos Benkó on drums – approach these works is evident, and the forces are ideal: single voices amplified as a potent trio as required provide atmospheric rarity and a powerful sonorous imprint to all of this music. This is clearly a disc not to be missed.”

Budapest with Bartók, Kurtág, Sáry and Balance

“We have been working together for many years and are also good friends. Instead of fixing the music hardly use the experience of fitting our musical ideas to each other and have the skill of composing together “real time”. We are always trying to surprise the audience and ourselves as well in hope of having music as a collective experience. Our need of the constant renewal lead us playing our originals in totally free form as a flow of fixed or spontaneously raising themes and free improvisation. This melodies can be derivated from our originals, from mainstream jazz or classical music. We don’t use bass that helps us to leave our comfort zone of playing and find alternative solutions as the “new balance” of the sound. We scored full marks featuring David Binney at Palace of Arts, Budapest in 2013. After ten years working our first recording called Balance came out in 2016 under the label of Budapest Music Center (BMC).” – János Ávéd

 János Ávéd

Mindszent (Hungary) born saxophonist, composer, arranger, teacher János Ávéd graduated at Liszt Ferenc Academy Of Music (LFZE). They achieved a major success with his own band Balance featuring David Binney in 2013 at the Palace Of Arts Budapest. He is developing his new musical language with his own quartet. With the Transform Quintet he played with Joey Calderazzo. As the soloist of the Modern Art Orchestra he worked together with: Benny Golson, Kurt Elling, New York Voices, Péter Eötvös, Adam Nussbaum, Bob Mintzer, David Liebman, Randy Brecker, Chris Potter, Mike Garson, Mezzoforte, Erika Miklósa, Rhoda Scott, Silje Nergaard,…

Márton Fenyvesi

The most colorful guitarist, master improvisator, composer, arranger, sound technician and so on. A fixed star of the hungarian jazz sky. Graduated in LFZE and European Jazz Masters program (Paris, Copenhagen, Amsterdam). Winner of numerous awards of jazz and arts. (Jazz Soloist Competition, Monaco, New York Jazz Competition, Copenhagen). He is also indispensable member of leading musical projects in Hungary and Europe.

Ákos Benkó

A drummer and multi-istrumentalist Ákos Benkó is one of the deepest soul of the hungarian scene. Skilled in various musical styles from metal to jazz. Leading his own band Syrius Legacy. He is one of the most beloved professor at jazz-drum departement at Liszt Academy.