Gábor Bolla was born on October 15, 1988 in Budapest.
At the age of ten he started playing the clarinet, at twelve he won first prize in the National Music Schools' Competition in Hungary. He took up the saxophone in 2003, the same year he made it to the semi-finals of the World Saxophone Competition at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
In 2004 he received the Hans Koller Prize as the Talent of the Year in Austria and in 2005 the Bolla Quartet scooped both the Grand Prix and the Prix du Public at the Avignon Jazz Festival in France.
In 2006 he won the Hans Koller Prize – New York Stipendium. He performed at numerous jazz festivals and clubs around the world and became one of Europe’s most important emerging jazz artist. Since 2014 he is based in Copenhagen. He performed on stage with such jazz-greats and bands like Kirk Lightsey, Johnny Griffin, Jimmy Wormworth, Alvin Queen, Jeff „Tain” Watts, Robert Hurst, Gregory Hutchinson, Robert Lakatos, Kalman Olah, Hod O’Brian, Dave Young, Ira Coleman, Alex Riel, Jesper Lundgaard, Niels Lan Doky, Jojo Mayer, Dado Moroni, Stephane Belmondo, Don Menza, Vienna Art Orchestra, Modern Art Orchestra, Danish Radio BigBand and many more.
His style is deeply influenced by the giants of be-bop and hard-bop, although he is combining his influences from straight-ahed and modern jazz, hungarian gipsy music, and classical music, creating a fresh sound in jazz.
On this special afternoon he will perform with his copenhagen trio, playing world class jazz.