many years he is one of the leading and most employed saxophone
players in Europe.
November 1958 Tony Lakatos was born in Budapest in a
musicians family. He started playing the saxophone at the age of
15 and studied from 1976 - 1979 at the Bela Bartok Music College
in Budapest. Already 1981 he moved to Germany, where he still
lives today. During that time he played with an endless number of
German and international musicians. Gigantic is also the number
of LP's and CD's that came out with him either as a sideman or as
leader: More than 150 !!!
12 years now he is member of Jasper van't Hoff's so successful
group "Pili Pili". 5 CD's have been recorded with them.
Since 1993 he is regular member and soloist of the radio big band
of the "Hessische Rundfunk" in Frankfurt, Germany.
However, again and again he forms his own groups, tours and
records. His sidemen include so famous names as Kirk Lightsey, Al
Foster, Cecil McBee, Billy Hart, JoAnne Brackeen, Santi DeBriano, Peter O'Mara, Trilok Gurtu, Toto Blanke, Terri Lyne Carrington, George Mraz and many, many others.