SZILARD BANAI IS ONE OF THE BUSIEST DRUMMERS IN HUNGARY. HE HAS
PLAYED MORE THAN 60 RECORDS IN DIFFERENT STYLES. SZILARD PLAYS: JAZZ,
ROCK, POP, FUSION, WORLD MUSIC. SEVERAL OF HIS ALBUMS HAD NOMINATIONS AND WON AWARDS IN EUROPE AND IN THE UNITED STATES.
HE HAS BEEN CONTINUALLY TOURING WITH HIS BAND SILHOUETTE AND VINX AROUND THE WORLD.
SZILARD IS THE FOUNDER AND LEADER OF THIS BAND.
VINX IS THE SINGER, PERCUSSIONIST AND THE COMPOSER. HE RECORDED AND TOURED WITH SOME OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY’S GREATEST ICONS: STEVIE WONDER, STING, CHER, TOM JONES, HERBIE HANCOCK ,SHERYL CROW, BRANFORD MARSALIS,
HE CURRENTLY TEACHES AT THE BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC IN BOSTON

SZILARD ALSO WORKING AS A SOLO PERFORMER AND CLINICIAN AND TEACHER.
SOME INTERNATIONAL WORKS OF HIM: LA RIOJA DRUMMING FESTIVAL, SPAIN (2017 CLINICIAN, PERFORMER ), JAM SESSION SCHOOL UNIVERSITY,BARCELONA (2017 CLINICIAN) , SAULKRASI JAZZ FESTIVAL, LATVIA (2018, 2008 CLINICIAN, PERFORMER)

SZILARD APPEARS IN REVIEWS AND ARTICLES OF THE WORD’S LEADER DRUM MAGAZINES LIKE: MODERN DRUMMER, DRUM, DRUMS AND PERCUSSION, STICKS ETC..
HE DIRECTED AND COMPOSED A DRUM DUET DVD. THE  PAISTE COMPANY PRESENTED  THIS MATERIAL AT NAMM AND FRANKURT MESSE IN 2016

HE HAS PLAYED AT THE BIGGEST MUSIC FESTIVALS OF THE WORLD FROM PORI JAZZ, ROCHESTER JAZZ(NY) TO STOCKHOLM JAZZ AND PANANG JAZZ (MALAYSIA)  INCLUDING WITH STEVE HACKETT, VINX, DAVID MURRAY, GULLI BRIEM, DJABE, GLEN SOBEL, DOM FAMULARO, GENE HOGLAN, JOSH DION…

HIS AWARDS:

GOLDEN DRUMSTICK(2009)
EMERTON AWARD (2001)
FONOGRAM AWARD (2012)
PRINCE AWARD (2003)
PAISTE INTERNATIONAL ENDORSER (2011)
VIC FIRTH INTERNATIONAL ENDORSER (2014)

"Szilard Banai is one of the greatest drummers on the planet. His approach is that of a coiled spring, like a cobra ready to strike in the most unexpected places. He has a kind of kinetic energy which crosses genres... part rock, part jazz... an fabulous collision of styles." - Steve Hackett