The Hungarian octogenarian they call “Cool Cat” is old school in his respect for the art and the audience. Before his gig, Hideg showers and shaves, puts on a suit, cinches the tie and arranges the pocket square hanky just right, like one of the pros in the big bands he once saw in the movies.

    “I love getting ready, I love carrying the drums, I love setting them up, I love everything about it,” Hideg tells me.

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