Born in Kecskemét, Hungary, Boglárka Bábiczki is an authentic vocalist, composer and a Montreux Jazz Voice Competition (2012) semifinalist. Started her musical career as a classical singer in Hungary, she is known mostly for her virtuosic, experimental singing with her band: BBQ, and having collaborated with innovators like Hiroi – Michiru Ripplinger Group, Michael Fischer and the Vienna Improvisers Orchestra, Máté Pozsár, Thomas Stempkowski, Gergő Kováts, Gábor Csongrádi, Miroslav Toth…to name a few.
She has performed mostly around Europe in such venues as Jazz im Hof Festival, in St Pölten, Austria, IG Jazzfest in Vienna, Austria, Are you FREE? Festival, in Dunajská Streda, Slovakia and many more.
A Vienna Konservatorium (Vienna, Austria) graduate in jazz singing (2010), Boglarka had taken several musical experiments from the traditional jazz through experimental music to contemporary classical and modern fields. Being the vocalist of the modern jazz quintet Hiroi, their first cd: “The return of the koi” was the album of the month in May 2016 in Austria.
Boglarka is currently based in Vienna, Austria, and she is promoting her first album „Freedom tastes like“ as a leader with her band, BBQ. Besides touring, she works as a vocalist in theater projects (Sophocles-Antigone in Burgtheater Vienna, Kinderklangwolke 2016 in Linz), and she is also the head vocal coach in VoiceCottage – KreativManufaktur.
photo: Maria Frodl