"Luca Kézdy (violin) was born in Győr, northwest Hungary. She studied aesthetics and philosophy
at the ELTE University’s liberal arts department. She placed in the finals in the first national
Jazz Violin Competition held by the Hungarian Radio in 2006, where she won the
Audience Prize. She has been playing with her band Santa Diver (a violin-bass-drum trio)
since 2006, they gave concerts on the Mediawave - and Ultrahang - Sziget Festivals,
Budapest Mol Jazz Festival, Jazz Showcase at the Palace of Arts and at the Hungarian
Cultural Centres in Paris and Brussels. She is in more genres like jazz, free improvisation,
pop and fusion. She played with several bands and musicians like Free Style Chamber
Orchestra, Nigun, Zoltán Lantos, Csaba Deseő, Frigyes Pleszkán, Ágnes, Tereskova, Erik
Truffaz, Laurent Blondiau, Alexander Balanescu. Since 2010 she’s been a member of
Varga János Project, beside of these bands she gives solo concerts and plays in different
Dávid Szesztay (el. bass)
David Szesztay (1978) is a multiinstrumentalist-composer from Budapest. In the last few years worked in several theatre and film productions and he plays in many different bands like Dav (guitar, vocal), Specko Jedno (el. guitar), Budbudas (keyboards) and of course in Santa Diver (bass).
Zsolt Sárvári Kovács (drums)
Zsolt’s musical style is heavily influenced by folk music (not only Hungarian), modern classical music (Bartók, Debussy, Stravinsky, Satie), and the New York Avant-garde scene (Joey Baron, Jim Black, Tom Rainey, John Zorn, Tim Berne).
From 2004 to 2008 he lived in Rome, where he surrounded his self with open-minded young musicians In Italy I worked with a wide variety of bands: Borderlines Quartet (Martin Jacobsen-Cesare Saldicco-Roberto Raciti-Zs.Kovacs), Francesco Lo Cascio New Trio (F.LoCascio-Pino Sallusti-Zs.Kovacs) , Negyet Quartet (F.Zacchia - D.Grotelli - S.Cantararno - Zs.Kovacs), Giuseppe La spina Quartet , Francesco Diodati Trio.
Since 2008 he’s been living in Budapest again. He continued the work with his previous bands: Dániel Váczi Trio, Quatrio,Quintrio; Grencsó Bio Kollektiva; Linda Kovács Quartet; Plastic Septet; Kada Ad Libitum; Eichinger Quartet; Ektar Sextet; Ernő Rubik Quintet and Santa Diver."