Julie Jaroszewski- Voice Jean Baptiste Guerrier- Guitar,
Félix Heymans- Double-bass
Gypsy violinist Roby Lakatos is not only a scorching virtuoso, but a musician of extraordinary stylistic versatility. Equally comfortable performing classical music as he is playing jazz and in his own Hungarian folk idiom, Lakatos is the rare musician who defies definition. He is referred to as a gypsy violinist or "devil's fiddler", a classical virtuoso, a jazz improviser, a composer and arranger, and a 19th-century throwback, and he is actually all of these things at once. He is the kind of universal musician so rarely encountered in our time—a player whose strength as an interpreter derives from his activities as an improviser and composer. He has performed at the great halls and festivals of Europe, Asia and America.
On her part, Julie Jaroszewski has spent the last 15 years acting, directing and singing. As a singer, she used to play in several bands and formed a trio with the pianist Charles Loos and the accordionist Philippe Thuriot. This trio was recorded and displayed on the RTBF (french-speaking Belgian radio television). Gipsy in her heart, she founds her inspiration in exploring the flamenco philosophy, travelling through Latin America, studying and singing jazz, performing Kurt Weill's pieces in theaters... Despite his international reputation, Roby Lakatos has always stayed connected with the young muscians' generation and the intimacy of small stages where live music gets improvised. He met Julie Jaroszewski in one of these places a few months ago and invited her to share the stage with him and his band for some tunes. In January 2017, he offered Julie Jaroszewski to join his band of musicians as a solist for a special concert, in Art Base.