Djabe hits the road once again with the legendary Genesis guitarist, Steve Hackett, and the drummer of Mezzoforte, Gulli Briem.
2 June Debrecen, Lovarda, 7 pm. Tickets
3 June Budapest Jazz Club, 8 pm. Tickets
4 June Lucenec, Synagogue, Slovakia, 8 pm. Tickets
5 June Szeged, IH Rendezvényközpont, 8 pm. Tickets
6 June Brno, Czech Republic, Sono Centrum, 8 pm. Tickets
7 June Wien, Reigen, Austria, 8 pm Tickets
8 June Miskolc, Ady Endre Művelődési Ház, 7 pm. Tickets
Djabe, under its 21-year life received numerous awards and recognitions, both national and international, and performed in 42 countries world-wide. They played with a lot of international guest musicians during their career. One paramount star is Steve Hackett, guitarist of Genesis, with whom they worked together continuously since 2003. Steve first appeared on Djabe’s album ’Sheafs are dancing’, and gave their first joint concert in London, 2004. Since 2007 they have a short tour together somewhere in the world every year. Malaysia, Bosnia, Austria, Slovenia, Netherlands, Latvia, Croatia, Slovakia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Russia and Hungary are only some of the more memorable gig locations. In Romania, at Garana Jazz Festival they played for a crowd of 13 000.
While Djabe became known as the no.1. Hungarian Jazz/World fusion band, their special project with Steve Hackett goes further and takes adventures into the genre of progressive rock. They play Genesis, Steve Hackett and Djabe compositions in equivalent quantity. Recurring peaks of these joint gigs are the Peter Gabriel-era Genesis pieces ‘Firth of Fifth’ or the Phil Collins-era ‘Los Endos’. However, Steve Hackett fits into Djabe pieces very well: they released numerous albums together and co-starred on each other’s albums, also.
Their latest album ‘Steve Hackett & Djabe: Summer Storms and Rocking Rivers’, released by Cherry Red Records, Esoteric Antenna this year’s 24th of February. The elegant digipack houses a CD and DVD for the most complex experience of Hackett’s and Djabe’s Bratislava gig of 2011. Info on Cherry Red website about the new album.
English review about this release.
For this tour in June, 2017 another international star joins the line-up: Gulli Briem, legendary drummer of Mezzoforte. Gulli Briem first met Steve Hackett and Djabe first in 2008 at the Latvian Saulkrasti Festival, but first played together in 2012 at the Hungarian premiere of the band’s album ‘Down And Up’ where they played Genesis tracks together.
Since then Gulli appeared on Djabe albums and performed frequently at gigs, national and international alike. In 2014 he joined the Central-European tour of Hackett and Djabe. Their outstanding musical footprint is available on Vinyl, CD, DVD and Blu-ray: the concert album ‘Live in Blue’, released under the name ‘Djabe with Steve Hackett, Gulli Briem and John Nugent’.
In 2016 Steve, Gulli and members of Djabe made studio recordings on the island of Sardinia – these recordings are scheduled for release later this year.
In 2017 they once again join forces for a tour from June 2 to June 8. The audience of Hungary and Austria can experience the out-of-the-ordinary line-up of musical fusion.
2017 tour line-up:
Steve Hackett: guitar, vocal
Gulli Briem: drums, hang drum
Tamás Barabás: bass guitar
Attila Égerházi: guitar, percussion
Áron Koós-Hutás: trumpet, flugelhorn
János Nagy: keyboards