In the past years Chameleon Jazz Band performed in about 50 european cities with more than 350 concerts. Their guest performers include well-known names from both Hungary and Europe and they also give opportunity to new talents to introduce themselves. Many of their thematic nights have become popular recently, but the all night shows have brought them the real success. The unique funk-jazz-rock style and the atmosphere of their concerts are always set in a big stage performance.
They have been performing since 2003. The arts executive of the band is Rezső Bálint trombone artist. He is also an Artisjus-award-winning teacher. The art advisor position is currently held by Erkel-award-winning composer and university professor Péter Tóth.
The dynamic group gained their first international success in 2008 at the Kosice Jazz Festival. They have been abroad several times since then.
In the spring of 2009 they recorded their first video clip starring two famous Hungarian actors, Attila Magyar and Zénó Kárász. In 2010 they made the music of the award-winning film, Team Building, directed by Réka Almási. In the same year the band gave concerts in Transylvania with outstanding success.
Nowadays they are preparing for their European tour commencing in the autumn of 2011 within which they will visit Serbia and Romania. Their traditional season-ending, Christmas concert is going to be in a legendary Óbudai Társkör, Budapest on the 17th December.
The “Latin Summer” and the “Come Swing with Me” Tour in 2012 has been incredibly successful, with sold-out shows in Hungarian major Cities.
In 2013 the band played 13 jazz-rock shows including Bratislava (Slovakia), Umag, Zagreb (Croatia), Pécs, Szeged and Budapest (Hungary).
After the Christmas concerts, early 2014, the band made some acoustic concert with the world famous hungarian filmactor Robert Koltai. CJB was joined by ingenious and inimitable percussion group Sound of Streets on Thursday, November 4. 2014. The show was sold out.
Singer Andrea Malek (A) will join Chameleon Jazz Band on stage as a special guest at the MOM Cultural Center in Budapest on Thursday, November 5. 2015.
The Chameleon Jazz Band Acoustic is performing at Montázs Art Caffee House in Budapest and Zöldi in Bratislava (SK) from February, 2016 to June, 2017. The big band group is performing exclusively at BRKLYN & SYMBOL Budapest from June, 2016.
The Chameleon Jazz Band will present a new show in 2017. The framework of Popcorn! is made of pulsating, simple rhythms and intermittent melodies, and alongside the instrumental compositions vocals will show up in the repertoire as well. Concerts all across Hungary and abroad.
“Happy 2019” concerts through 4 countries in Central Europe, including the first ever show in Austria!
Popcorn! gigs including: Pécs, Vác, Debrecen, Budapest, Szeged. First ever concert in Oslo, Norway.
“Happy 2020” concerts in 3 countries including the first ever concert in Czech Republic.
New songs and brand new shows coming soon…
BÁLINT Rezső | trombone, vocal
BIRINYI Márk Ádám | keys
BARTÓK Vince | bass
TELEK Attila | drums
Bálint Rezső | arts executive
Ombodi Gergő | press photo
Tomi Purger | photo
Tóth Péter | art advisor