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Zoltan Dekany

Zoltan Dekany (BA, MMus, MA) studied Classical Double Bass at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Hungary and Jazz Double Bass with Wayne Darling at the Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst Austria. He then continued his postgraduate studies at California Institute of the Arts with Charlie Haden, Darek Oles, Arnie Egilsson(Principal DB of the Paramount Film studios Orchestra). Jeff Berlin and David Carpenter on electric bass guitar, also with the internationally renowned Alan Broadbent and Joe LaBarbara.

His teaching has included Double Bass, Electric bass, Music theory, Aural awareness at CalArts during 1994-95. Teaching Electric Bass at Jeff Berlinʼs Playerschool of Music in 1995-96 and he is currently Principal Lecturer at Leeds College of Music.

Zoltan is a regular performer on the Los Angeles Jazz scene during 1994-97, with artists including:Rick Zunigar(Stevie Wonder Band), Alan Broadbent(Charlie Haden Quartet West), Kei Akagi(Miles Davis Band), Terry Lynne Carrington(Wayne Shorter Band), Alvin Quinn(Oscar Peterson Trio), Brandon Fields(Dave Weckl Band), Rick Zunigar(Stevie Wonder Band) and Alan Broadben.

He is a regular performer on the UK Jazz scene since late 2001, including: BBC BigBand, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Sinfonietta, Dennis Rollinsʼs Bad Bone&Co.,Jamie Cullum, and has been involved with the following West End shows: The Ratpack, Dirty Dancing, Legally Blonde, Shrek, Wicked

Zoltan breezes through Autumn Leaves.

Here’s Zoltan demonstrating melodic soloing through chord changes

Zoltan Dekany – Making Music with Scales Arpeggios – 05.05.2015

Zoltan Dekany hosts another Live Seminar.  This one is Making Music with Scales and Arpeggios.

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Zoltan Dekany – Memorising and Transposing Chord Progressions – 07.28.15

Zoltan hosts a seminar on Memorising and Transposing Chord Progressions.

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Zoltan Dekany – Harmonic Rhythm and Creating Solos from Basslines – 10.18.2015

Zoltan Dekany hosts another seminar this time for the SBL Live weekend. Zoltan Discusses Harmonic Rhythm and Creating Solos from Basslines.

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Zoltan Dekany – Memorising and Transposing Chord Progressions – 07.28.15

Zoltan hosts a seminar on Memorising and Transposing Chord Progressions.

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