Biography & Career
Szilard Banai is one of the busiest drummers in Hungary. He has
played on 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, leader and the composer 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 of his international works: 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) with artists including: Steve Hackett, Vinx, David Murray, Gulli Briem, Djabe, Glen Sobel, Dom Famularo, Gene Hoglan, Josh Dion...
eMeRTon Award (2001)
Fonogram Award (2012)
Prince Award (2003)
Paiste international endorser (2011)
Vic Firth International endorser (2014)
Hardware & Setup
CLASSIC MAPLE ELECTRO STATIC BLUE
18X22 BASS DRUM
16X16 FLOOR TOM
14X14 FLOOR TOM
8X12 TOM TOM
8X10 TOM TOM
7X8 TOM TOM
LB422BKT: HAMMERED BRASS SNARE DRUM
LAP16HH Hi Hat Stand
LAP22SS Snare Stand
LAP37BCS Boom Stand
LAP12FPR Double Foot Pedal