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Saxophonist Tony Lakatos will present a lecture on Gypsy music, both past and present.

He was born in a musician family in Budapest, Hungary. His father was a famous gypsy violinist as well as his younger Brother Roby. His musical studies began on the violin at the age of 6. He began to play the saxophone when he was 15 years old and became a professional musician when he won a national jazz competition in 1977. He graduated in 1979 from the Jazz department of the Bela Bartók Conservatory in Budapest. Shortly after, he moved to Germany in 1981 to became one of the most respected saxophone players in Germany and throughout the world.  For more information, click here.

 For more information, please contact Jazz Coordinator Gary Campbell at campbelg@fiu.edu. 

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