NÉMETH KYRA SMALLCHESTRA
Saturday, 9th November 2019
CS “Svilara”, 7pm
JAZZ MARATHON OF THE NOVI SAD JAZZ FESTIVAL
Concerts of jazz orchestras from the cities – European Capitals of Culture,
supported by the Novi Sad 2021 Foundation and the Serbian National Theatre
VESZPRÉM – Hungary
THE NÉMETH KYRA SMALLCHESTRA
KYRA NÉMETH, voice; MÁTÉ KOVÁCS, guitar
SZILÁRD PINGICZER, keyboards; SÜLE KORNÉL, drums
The Németh Kyra Smallchestra is a jazz ensemble that breaks from tradition, fully embracing its innovative and experimental form. Present on the Hungarian jazz scene since 2016, the ensemble was founded by Szilárd Pingiczer (keyboard) and Kyra Németh (voice). After numerous successes in the classical jazz milieu, the group expanded its ranks by inviting a bass- and solo guitar player, Máté Kovács and the drum player Kornel Sule. The group has since evolved into a musical laboratory with the ambition to create a wider repertoire of jazz with influences from rock and blues to hints of electronic and folk music. The reason for this musical expansion is simply that the great amount of impulses gained from years of creating music has led to a desire of musical exploration.
They have performed in most of Budapest’s culturally significant jazz clubs, but they have also wooed their audience in Müvészetek Palotája (Palace of the Arts) in Budapest. Furthermore, they are also permanent and recurring members of the Petöfi Sándor Theatre in Veszprém.
The primary goal of the Németh Kyra Smallchestra is to exude limitless happiness through their performance and music in such a way that their audience can become part of this collective celebration. The group chose its name, Smallchestra, to reflect its small size and their desire to create an intimate and friendly atmosphere through their music.
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The town of Queens also gives home to arts. The outstanding orchestras, choirs and dance groups of the town offer high-quality programmes in many fields of arts to both locals as well as tourists throughout the year. The museums, ecclesiastical exhibitions and galleries of the town also offer interesting leisure activities.
The Kálmán Kittenberger Zoological Garden is hidden in the valley called Fejesvölgy, providing a home to the public’s all-time favourites as well as to special rarities. The parks and streets of Veszprém offer numerous leisure activities for hikers or cyclists, for people in casual shoes as well as those in boots. The unique atmosphere of the one-thousand-year-old town encourages visitors to take quiet, intimate walks. Follow in the footsteps of Queen Gizella and visit us! You will feel welcome here! More information: