Choose Extra Cheese (HU)

Opus Jazz Club
  • Márton Menyhért - guitar
  • Dániel Cseke - saxophone
  • Zalán Berta - bass guitar
  • Bence Baranyi - drums
  • guests:
  • Máté Pozsár - piano
  • Gergő Kováts - saxophone
  • Balázs Raboczky - saxophone
  • Kristóf Siklósi - flute
  • Vito Szelevényi - trumpet

Choose Cheese is a young jazz group “with aesthetic consistency avoiding any compromises”, as Kornél Zipernyovszky put it in Magyar Narancs. There are many sources in the music of the quartet – mainstream, avant-garde and free jazz, blues, Hungarian folk music, contemporary and classical music – and it is important to them to summon iconic figures of international and Hungarian music. At the same time, their purpose is to create from existing or non-existing style elements more in their music than the just the sum total of them.

During their performances, in their own compositions, improvisations, or self-decomposing free improvisations, they emphasize compositional and improvisation techniques, different from those of the mainstream. Their most common means is melodic, linear and collective improvisation, and the steady rolling of each other’s ideas.

The group is an open formation, so they often invite guests to their performances, like for their Opus debut last August the talented young pianist, Tamás Papp. For this year's concert, they are daring something even bigger: in the first part of the concert the quartet plays from their existing reperoire, while for the second part a very powerful piano and wind instruments section will be added to perform the most recent piece of the Pozsár-pupil leader, Márton Menyhért, composed specially for this occasion. As Márton puts it, “a piece with a quite different instrumentation and composition technique than used in jazz will be heard, played by a larger apparatus. The material may sound like jazz from afar, but reveals itself as something completely different while listening closely.” 

This concert is supported by NKA Hangfoglaló Program.

Tickets are available for 2000 HUF on the spot, online at,
and at InterTicket Jegypont partners across Hungary.

Table reservations are automatically added during ticket purchase.
For the best dining experience please arrive around 7pm.
We hold reservations until 8pm.

For more information, please call +36 1 216 7894


2020 January 29 Wednesday