Santa Diver was formed by jazz violinist Luca Kézdy and multiinstrumentalist/composer David Szesztay (on bass) in 2006. The third member of the trio, David Szegő joined them in 2015 on drums. The three instruments and personality maintain a unique and original musical dimension which situated somewhere in the crossing of jazz, world and free music. There sound is determined by the unconventional instrumentation (violin-el.bass-drum), the unique and narrative playing of Luca Kézdy, the colorful and melodic bass lines and the energetic drumming with full of tiny, exciting happenings. Their second album, "Santa Diver" came out in 2013 by Narrator Records.
Santa Diver has been performing since the October of 2006, since then they've been giving many concerts in places and festivals like the Chelsea Music Festival (NYC), European Jazz Conference (Budapest), at some European Jazz Festivals, in Spain, Graz, Slovenia and Slovakia. Mediawave, Budapest Mol Jazz, Sziget Festival, the Budapest's Bridge Celebration, the Ost-klub in Vienna; the Hungarian Culture Centre in Paris and Brussels, Trafó, Millenáris, A38, Budapest Music Center and the French Institute in Budapest, etc. In 2014 they played Among others, often inviting soloists like István Grencsó, Mihály Borbély, János Ávéd, Zoltán Lantos. They’ve released their debut album in 2009 (Sending Ovation), followed by a live recording in 2013 (Santa Diver).
Kézdy Luca - violin, effects (vocal on "The Proof of Love")
Szesztay Dávid - el. bass
Sárvári Kovács Zsolt - drum
Live sound recording, mixing, mastering - Válik László
Videorecording, editing - Todoroff Lázár, Hurta Hajnalka
Design - Gombos Gáspár
Live sound - Kovács Mihály
Visual - Vj Vandelina
The concert was recorded in Budapest at "Szimpla Kert" on the 3rd of December 2012.