About

The Coquette Jazz Band is the newest striking phenomenon from jazz world of Vienna. Even though the Band only had their first rehearsal a year ago they already performed on several of Europe’s leading festivals like the Jazzland in Vienna or the Jazz Capital Festival in Kecskemét. Thanks to the popular melodies the band can be a great introduction for jazz newcomers and with their experiences and finely tuned sound an impressive showcase to please long-time fans of the music. The standalone atmosphere that one can only find at their concerts led them to many invitations for 2017, amongst others they will perform at New Orleans Jazz Festival in Siofok, at the Sziget Festival in Budapest and they will tour in France.

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After many years of playing together in different formations in 2016 Leaders of The Coquette Jazz Band Matyas Papp and Matyas Bartha decided to make the band, which plays the music they adore the most. The main profile of the ensemble became the 1930s 1940s danceable swing music and the sound of the Dixieland “revival” era. The members of the band are based in Austria, where they take an important part of the jazz scene. Even if the members are young, they are committed to play as good as possible and to keep alive this elegant music of the previous century.

11Their goal is to bring joy to the audience by bringing back the music of the Golden-age of jazz, therefore, you can find many famous songs and arrangements by Fats Waller, John Kirby, Bix Beiderbecke or Duke Ellington. You might as well find something new at their performances since they are not afraid of coming up with their own arrangements, ideas.

They are working regurarly with the Lindy Cats swing dance community and they performed on many swing dance events like Maribor Swing Festival, Ice Swing Holiday, April Swing Break or the One Minute Challenge.

They released their first album in 2017 entitled “Isn’t This A Lovely Day”. The next CD comes in April 2018 with the name “Jive At Five” which is dedicated specially to the lovers of swing dancing.

“…with lightness and humour in their playing as well as great feeling and passion for swing-jazz, this band makes you feel the music swingin’, makes you happy and makes you wanna dance…”


Members

elinaviluma_coquetteElina Viluma – vocal

Elina Viluma is a rising talent in the vocal jazz world. Based in Graz, Austria, she is studying jazz composition and dedicating herself to her Large Ensemble, Vocal-Piano-Duo and various other international projects. Click for more

 

Daniel Hofecker – trumpetdanielhofecker_coquette

The awarded jazz musician, Daniel Hofecker started his professional career as a jazz trumpet player in 2008 at the Franz Liszt Musicacademy BudapestAfter graduating in Budapest, he got accepted to the Kunst Universität Graz, where he could study with giants like Michael Abene and Ed Partyka, Stjepko Gut and Jim Rotondi. Click for more

 

milosmilojevics_coquetteMilos Milojevics – tenor saxophone/clarinet

Milos Milojevic is a clarinet, saxophone, flute player from Serbia. His professional career started when he became a member of a serbian folk band, with that he toured in the United States, Italy and Germany. During his school years in Belgrade he discovered his love for the saxophone and jazz music. Click for more

 

Matyas Papp – trombonematyaspapp_coquette

The hungarian trombone player Mátyás Papp has performed with important artists of the world. Internationally recognized players not just from the United States but also from Europe including The New York Voices, Rhoda Scott, Jim Rotondi,  Evan Arntzen, Herbert Christ, Tommy Vig and Ray Anderson. Click for more

 

matyasbartha_coquetteMatyas Bartha – piano

The young pianist Mátyás Bartha has performed with internationally recognized players not just from Europe but also from the United States including Sheila Jordan, Kevin Mahogany, Jim Rotondi, Joe Farnsworth, Hassan Shakur, Don Menza and Piero Odorici. Click for more

Matyas Hofecker – bassmatyashofecker_coquette

Matyas Hofecker, was born in 1991 in Pécs, Hungary. He studied at the Franz Liszt Music University in Budapest with Tibor Csuhaj-Barna. In 2012, he won a scholarship to the Kunstuniversität Graz where he studied with Wayne Darling. Click for more

olegmarkov_coquetteOleg Markov – drums

Oleg Markov was born in Kiev, Ukraine in 1990. His first contact with Music was at the age of six. His Parents sent him to a Music School to study Accordion. Very soon Oleg realized that he had a strong passion for drums. Click for more