Jazzation is the most important a cappella jazz ensemble in Hungary: it has won four awards at international competitions and has worked with Bobby McFerrin, Real Group, King's Singers and other vocal and instrumental groups from Hungary and abroad.
In Nica's Dream, the ensemble offers a special selection of the most successful pieces from their repertoire: their complex harmonies, their highly virtuosic improvisations and the musical experiences they have gathered from their travels around the world give life to the ideational depth and uplifting emotions they will share with the audience in this concert. Because Nica's dream is the dream of each one of us: a better, more humane future that we must build in the present, as best we can – step by step, with every breath we take, with every sound we make
Jazzation, the a capella vocal group proved to be a massive hit in Hungary’s most popular jazz venue, the Budapest Jazz Club. Three girls and two boys turned in a brilliant performance in front of a house packed to the rafters. Their radiant voices and their joie de vivre coupled with a minimalist but very effective choreography enhanced a most versatile fare. The repertoire included jazz standards, rearranged folk songs and brilliantly updated gems from the musical treasure trove of old Budapest. The performers’ happy informal approach coupled with the highest professional standards embodied the sort of shot in the arm jazz badly needs today to bring into the fold those alianted by it’s over-intellectual image."
Peter Pallai, Programme organiser @ Budapest Jazz Club Jazz Curator, co-author of The Century of Jazz