The Jazz Steps Band is a 6 person swing formation from Hungary, who tour a lot internationally and delighting folks with their favourite, enjoyable '30s and '40s swing, traditional jazz music.

 "Budapest Swing with Jazz Steps Bands was very good with its wide repertoire. They played at Full speed with high quality, everything from New Orleans jazz to Basie, Ellington, Benny Goodman, and Louis Prima. The evening was memorable and a peak of Falsterbo Jazz Club.”      Tommy Omfors 

The story goes back to 1990, when Zoltán Finok listened to Willis Conover's Voice of America Jazz Hour shows overnights and he was inspired by jazz music, especially the swing music of Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Lester Young. At the turn of the Millennium he decided with great enthusiasm to set up a band, showing this traditional jazz music to the folks and keeping the swing music alive. He started exploring and bringing musicians together, who likes this genre very much and passionately. And the result now... 

Each member of the current lineup are very keen on this early jazz style since their younger days. One of them listened to vinyls of Louis Armstrong all day long and instead of doing math homework he practised Satchmo's solos or the other one practiced Gene Krupa's drum style to the neighbour's great joy... As an adults, they adhere to this genre just as a child, nevertheless they are professional musicians with qualifications and they have tried themselves in many different genres. 

And why the Band has such a unique shows ? Not only because hungarien musicians play american music well... but mainly because their repertoire is quite an individual that has evolved into complete rarity over many years. 

Jazz Steps Band is firmly in the straight-ahead, swing mode and it well along the way to establishing an individual style and identity.”  Joe Muranyi clarinetist of Louis Armstrong Band 1969-73  

However they play the swing era's evergreens on a professional level adding their individual style with the highest artistic demands, but the swinged, humorous versions of many well-known classic pieces make the audience shocked and so there is certainly not a boring moment on their concerts. They play with great intensity, momentum and enchant on the great number of concerts on festivals clubs both in Hungary and internationally.                                                                                                                      

"We are proud, that Copenhagen Harbour Jazz was the first organisation that present Jazz Steps Band in Copenhagen. It is a very well playing band, with really good musicians. The Jazz Steps Band have popular appeal and the audiens stay for the last minute...and longer!!!"    Lotte Lander 

Why Jazz „Steps” Band

First of all steps refers to their danceable jazz style which was so popular in the Golden Age of Jazz. 

Secondly their steps as a transition between traditional jazz styles such as dixieland, swing, jump blues.   

And last but not least they always step forward in all of the following aspects such as the quality of their music, the wide repertoire, exceptionally lively performances and who knows what other steps the future will bring…

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