BJC Big Band
Istvan studied classical trombone at the Franz Liszt Music Academy - Hungary as a student of Tivadar Sztan.
As a classical musician, Istvan played as a guest trombonist in several symphonic orchestras and brass ensembles in Budapest, and has also performed in many musical theaters productions.
He completed five Cruise ship contracts as a house band musician, and those years influenced him to explore and study jazz and pop music more profoundly.
In 2017, together with the great lead trumpet player, David Csizmadia they formed the Budapest Jazz Club’s house big band.
The BJC Big Band hires the greatest Hungarian jazz musicians, and has various projects such as the Maynard Ferguson tribute tours featuring top Bach artists Louis Dowdeswell, Ryan Quigley, and Andy Greenwood.
István attended music manager studies at the Hungarian music industry school "Zeneipari Hivatal" He continuously collaborates with the Hungarian indie-jungle band Fran Palermo as a tour manager, and handles all the management related tasks in the BJC Big Band.