After his moove to Germany 1981, he is one of the most respectable saxophone player in Germany as well as in Europe
He was born in a musican family in Budapest 13. November 1958, Hungary.
The musical study began on the violin with age 6. Swich to the saxophone when he was 15 year old.
Became a Professional musican when he won a national jazz competition in year 1977.
Graduated in the jazz departmant of Bela Bartok Conservatory in year 1979.
After his moove to Germany 1981, he is one of the most respectable saxophone player in Germany as well as in Europe.
Performed as a saxophone solist in numerous Jazz/pop/rock recordings and concerts.
He had participated in more than 400 reputable concerts in Europe since 1985 with Jasper Van't Hoff's PILI-PILI.
A TV Show / jazz in / was made with him in Zürich, Switzeland in 1991.
Terri Lyne Carrington ( drums )
Anthony Jackson ( bass guitar )
David Whithaim ( keyboard )
Peter O'Mara ( guitar )
Played the saxophone in more than 150 LP/CD recordings as a leader or as a sideman.
He has been living in Germany since 1981, Frankfurt am Main since 1993.
Working as a soloist in the H.R.Big band ( Radio station ).
In 1994, Tony Lakatos was on the Gavin Report list " Top Ten CDs "
on the American Jazz Music Radio:
1. " Recycling " Feat. Kirk Lightsey ( piano ) and Al Foster ( drums ) was the seventh best CD.
2. " The News " Feat. Kirk Lightsey ( piano ), George Mraz ( bass ) and Al Foster ( drums )
won the fourth place.
His CD, " Live in Budapest " with Joanne Brackeen ( piano ), Cecil McBee ( bass )
and Al Foster ( drums ) was recorded in Budapest, Hungary in 1996.
The most important jazz festivals he participated ( selected );
Istambul... ( Turkey )
North Sea Jazz Festival 3 times... ( Holland )
Pori Jazz Festival... ( Finland )
Berlin jazzfestival... ( Germany )
Bracknell... ( England )
Le Mont... ( France )
Jazz Fest Singapore... ( Singapore )
Jazz Fest Leverkusen... ( Germany )
Athens Jazz Festival... ( Greece )
Jazz Gipfel Stuttgard... ( Germany )
Jazz Fest Prague... ( Czehoslovakia )
Stockholm... ( sweden )
Japan, India, USA, South Africa, Every country in Europe.