Linda Szentes and Jazzlinks

2023 Award Nominee

About The Artist

Located in Surrey

Connection to Fraser Valley: My bass player resides in Abbotsford - we have performed in Abbotsfrod through Mill Lake Music hosted by the Abbotsford Arts Council/Kariton Gallery, as well as the House of James.

Linda Szentes and Jazzlinks is a jazz combo made up of friends who are also accomplished, improvising musicians. Linda’s core rhythm section includes Michael Toth, guitar, Johan Worst, bass, and Zoltan Kollar, drums. This group successfully interprets a wide repertoire – vocal and instrumental jazz hits from the 20’s/30’s to the 70’s – and a diversity of styles within the jazz genre: classic jazz standards, blues-inflected jazz, latin/bossa, bop, and 70’s funk. Jazzlinks also has a distinctive sound which comes from working with the same personnel consistently; warm and blues-oriented with an infectious swing feel and melodic improvising.