The Jazz Photography of Sánta István Csaba

A selection of black and white photos from Budapest and elsewhere

Anthony Jackson in Budapest, 2007
Bela Fleck, Budapest, 2007
Billy Cobham, Budapest, 2005
Bobby Durham, Budapest, 2005
Bobby McFerrin, Budapest, 2007
Chick Corea, Budapest, 2006
Chico Freeman, Budapest, 2005
Courtney Pine, Budapest, 2007
David Murray, Budapest, 2007
Dee Dee Bridgewater, Budapest, 2007
Erik Truffaz, Budapest, 2007
Hammiet Bluiett, Budapest, 2006
Herbie Hancock, Budapest, 2005
Jack DeJohnette, Budapest, 2005
Jiří Stivín, Hungary, 2006
Joe Zawinul, Budapest, 2006
John Tchicai, Budapest, 2006
Jorge Sylvester, Budapest, 2006
Kenny Garrett, Vienna, 2007
Louis Moholo, Budapest, 2006
Marcus Miller, Hungary, 2007
Mike Stern, Budapest, 2005
Oliver Lake, Budapest, 2006
Paco De Lucia, Budapest, 2005
Paul Bley, Budapest, 2005
Rhoda Scott, Budapest, 2006
Richard Bona, Budapest, 2005
Tomasz Szukalski, Budapest, 2006
Victor Wooten, Budapest, 2007
Woody Allen, Budapest, 2007
Zbigniew Namysłowski, Budapest, 2005
Archie Shepp, Transylvania, 2007

Sánta István Csaba was born in Transylvania, Romania, in 1978, then moved to Budapest, Hungary, in 1999, where three years later he finished photography school. Today he is an accomplished jazz photographer whose work has been shot and published around the world.

Csaba explains why he prefers black and white photos. “For me the mood that jazz transmits comes through most vividly in photos without color, just pure black and white. It’s kind of like the piano keyboard.”

JazzTimes is pleased to present this sampling of Csaba’s work, with more to follow shortly.