6:30pm - Doors
7pm - Local support - Android
8pm - Djabe & Steve Hackett project
Guitarist Steve Hackett, member of Genesis, one of the most influential rock band of all time, has a friendship of 20 years with Djabe founder Attila Égerházi. Since 2003 Steve actively participates on Djabe's live shows and albums as a guest musician. In the last 3 years 4 joint releases made reality and acclaimed global success for the unique line-up: Steve Hackett & Djabe: Summer Storms And Rocking Rivers (2017), Djabe & Steve Hackett: Life Is A Journey - The Sardinia Tapes (2017), Djabe & Steve Hackett: Life Is A Journey - The Budapest Live Tapes (2018) and Djabe & Steve Hackett: Back To Sardinia (2019) are all global releases by the famous Cherry Red Records, England.
In 2016 Steve and Djabe traveled to Sardinia and built a temporary recording studio in the neighborhood of the 1000-year old Nostra Signora di Tergu cathedral to do a 3-day improvised session. These sessions were inspired by the beauty and culture of the island, recorded onto 24-track analogue tapes, constructed and produced into compositions by Tamás Barabás, bass guitarist, composer and sound engineer, in Hungary after the trip. The Life Is A Journey - The Sardinia Tapes album breaks down genre walls between progressive rock, jazz and world music, and can be characterized as "instrumental progressive rock".
After releasing Life Is A Journey - The Budapest Live Tapes (2018), recorded at the 2017 album premiere, Djabe returned to Sardinia in July 2019 and made a sequel. This time Steve did his parts in Budapest while on tour with the Djabe & Steve Hackett line-up in August 2019. This album, Djabe & Steve Hackett: Back To Sardinia released in December 2019 on CD/DVD, 2LP and 4-track reel-to-reel, and available for download and streaming.
On the Djabe & Steve Hackett 2021 Tour they will play plenty of compositions from the Sardinian albums, but as always Genesis, Steve Hackett and Djabe classics will also be performed.The formation brings an amalgam of styles: jazz, world music and progressive rock elements are all there, made into a real unique musical experience, both per composition and as a whole set. The tour will reach Austria, the Czech Republic and Hungary.
Critiques from around the world:
"One of the best fusion band of the world." - John Nugent, producer, Rochester International Jazz Festival
"Best band I ever played with!" - Steve Hackett, guitarist of Genesis"We all agree on that Djabe makes really good music!" - Mia Hansson, Stockholm Jazz Festival
"A very interesting and layered music." - Maurycy Meczekalski, manager of Od Nowa Club
"An example of beautiful music, with outstanding production work." - Brian Dempster, Hollywood International Jazz Festival
"They all inspire and induce each other to achieve the very best. There is only one goal, one emotion, the love for the music they play. This is Djabe all about." - Digitális Házimozi magazine
"Djabe has appeared several times in Edmonton and always deliver a high quality, world class fusion set that leaves the audience satisfied and wanting much more." - Kent Sangster, Executive and Artistic Producer, Edmonton International Jazz Festival
Djabe & Steve Hackett: Buzy Island
Djabe & Steve Hackett: Los Endos
Djabe & Steve Hackett: Clouds Dance
Djabe & Steve Hackett: Back To Sardinia
Steve Hackett (guitar, vocal)
Tamás Barabás (bass)
Attila Égerházi (guitar, percussion)
János Nagy (keyboards)
Áron Koós-Hutás (trumpet, flugelhorn)
Péter Kaszás (drums, vocal)