Profile Type: Artist
NEFA Grant Recipient
Laszlo Gardony Trio / Quartet / Sextet

Laszlo Gardony is a critically acclaimed Sunnyside recording artist, jazz pianist & composer. "Gardony’s playing is luminous and informed by a gravitas reserved for musicians who appear to have soaked in even the most hidden worlds of music" -All About Jazz. Gardony has released 12 albums as a leader, toured in 27 countries, won First Prize at the Great American Jazz Piano Competition. The Boston Globe's "Top 10 Jazz CDs of 2015" included Gardony's "Life In Real Time." Larry Katz (Boston Herald) calls him “a consistently inventive player who combines an ear for melody with a strong rhythmic sense that grabs the attention of even those who normally resistant to jazz.” Jon Garelick called him a "genius" and Dave Brubeck a "great pianist" The group members: John Lockwood (bass), Yoron Israel (drums), Stan Strickland (reeds, vocals), Bill Pierce (sax), Don Braden (sax). Gardony's most recent CD is a critically acclaimed solo piano album titled "Serious Play" (Sunnyside.)

Additional Links: 
The Official Musician/Band Facebook Page of Laszlo Gardony
Concert videos of Laszlo Gardony - in solo, with his trio, quartet & sextet - from 1990 to Present
"Serious Play" "Life In Real Time" "Clarity" "Signature Time" "Dig Deep" "Natural Instinct" "Ever Before Ever After" (all on Sunnyside) - & More...Laszlo Gardony (piano/composer), John Lockwood, Yoron Israel, Stan Strickland, Bill Pierce, Don Braden
"Bourbon Street Boogie" (Laszlo Gardony)
"Motherless Child" (Negro spiritual; arr. by Laszlo Gardony
Mahalia (Gardony)

I Have Worked With

  • December 2016

    Two-piano concert with Chihiro Yamanaka.  Modern jazz, and jazz arrangements of contemporary classical music.

  • October 2016

    Concert with the Christian Artmann Quartet

  • September 2016

    Laszlo Gardony Sextet with Bill Pierce (sax), Lance Bryant (sax), Stan Strickland (sax, bass clarinet), John Lockwood (bass), Yoron Israel (drums)

    Date: September 24, 2016

    Contact: Rob Rose Email:


  • NEFA Grantee
  • Artist

Contact Information

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Booking Agent
Physical Address: 
21 Cumberland St.
Boston, MA 02115
Last Name: 
Toth (LGJazz)


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Primary Discipline: 
Music - Jazz
Additional Disciplines: 
Music - Jazz
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General Public
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Performing Groups
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Performance / Concert / Reading
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Affiliations and Accomplishments

First Prize Winner of Great American Jazz Piano Competition (1987)
"Best Jazz Albums of 2017"- Down Beat - "Serious Play"
"Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2017" - Boston Globe: "Serious Play"
"Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2015" - Boston Globe: "Life In Real Time"
7 Boston Music Award Nominations (Best Album, Best Performer)
I am a NEFA Grant Recipient

I am a Touring Artist

I am NEST eligible
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Acoustic piano. PA System with at least 5 channels. 5 microphones with stands. 4 music stands.
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