Daniel Szabo Trio

Discovery Series

Saturday June 29 @ 8:00pm, NAC Fourth Stage


Daniel Szabo - piano
Alex Boneham - bass
Dan Schnelle - drums

Daniel Szabo is a Hungarian-born, Los Angeles-based, award-winning pianist-composer. His music has a unique tone, showing multiple influences, including his Eastern-European roots. He regularly performs at major venues both in the US and Europe; his trio was featured in the “Mellon Jazz Up” series hosted by Danilo Perez at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, sharing the stage with such artists as Lang Lang or the Wayne Shorter Quartet. He has toured worldwide and collaborated with Chris Potter, Peter Erskine and Kurt Rosenwinkel, among many others.
His latest album, VISIONARY, was released by Fuzzy Music in February of 2019 and was written for a unique instrumentation combining woodwind sextet with string quartet and jazz rhythm section. The style of this new repertoire shows a blend of jazz, classical and film music idioms.

Szabo is the winner of the ASCAP/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize; the Grand Prize of the City of Paris at the “Martial Solal International Jazz Piano Contest” in 2006 and the “Jas Hennessy Solo Piano Competition” in Montreux, in 2000.

Szabo is also a professor at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music.