After High-School in 2001 she won the first prize in the solo voice category of the SONY MUSIC &
BRAVO Talent Competition.
Until 2005 she studied at the jazz department of the Dr. Lauschmann Gyula Collage of Jazz Music in
Székesfehérvár. Her teachers were Kriszta Pocsai, Barnabás Pély and Noémi Kiss. Then she sang with
many great musicians and bands. In 2003 she was among the best 16 singers of the Hungarian TV2
Megasztár 1. competition, the Hungarian version of Pop Idol.
Since 2004 she has been the singer of the famous Hungarian jazz band, Elemer Balazs Group. She sings
with the great jazz singer, Gabor Winand. They have given many successfull concerts at numerous
festivals in Hungary, Austria, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Serbia, Transylvania, Italy,
Norway, Scotland and England.
Their first collective album, titled Refracting Sounds won the Fonogram Award and thus became the
“Hungarian Jazz Album Of The Year” in 2005. In 2007 they released their album, entitled “Early
Music”, in which baroque music is mixed with jazz. In the winter of 2009 they released their latest
album, entitled “Memories”, wich was nominee the Fonogram Award “Hungarian Jazz Album Of The
Year” in 2010. Klara contributed with background vocals to many singers’ albums and concerts
(Tisza Bea, Mujahid Zoltán, Rácz Gergő, Dobrády Ákos, Zentai Márk, Iván, Völgyi Zsuzsi, Bon-Bon…).
Klara contributed with background vocals to many singers’ albums.
Her own quartet was founded with pianist József Balázs, bassist Márton Soós and drummer Balázs Cseh
in the spring of 2008.
She graduated from the vocal jazz faculty of the Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music Budapest in June
2009. Her teachers were Tamás Berki, Ágnes Lakatos and Irma Holczer.
Klára Hajdu – vocal
Balázs Neumann – piano
Márton Soós – double bass
Marcell Hoff – drums
Árpád Dennert – sax (3,6)
Dávid Lamm – guitar (7)
Péter Szolnoki – vocal, flute (8)
|1.||Overjoyed (Stevie Wonder)|
|2.||Come With Me (Sicily)|
|4.||Volt nékem szeretőm|
|5.||Jonathan Livingston (Gadó Gábor, Hárs Viktor)|
|6.||The Good Life (Sacha Distel, Jack Reardon|
|8.||Open Your Eyes|