(b Budapest, Aug 21, 1941). Hungarian pianist, composer, arranger, and bandleader. Following a successful performance with Clark Terry at the Montreux International Festival in 1969 he played in his own groups and with leading Hungarian musicians. In 1981 he founded the Super Trio, and in 1986 the Creative Art Ensemble (CAE), combining the 22-piece Budapest Brass Ensemble with the Super Trio. In 1990 he formed the CAE Trio with Balázs Berkes on double bass and Elemér Balázs on drums. He made his first recording as an unaccompanied pianist in 1992, playing ragtime pieces from the era of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy.