Lakatos comes from the Lakatos dynasty , a family of well-known violinist (to his ancestors heard János Bihari ), and thus began his musical development with violin lessons . At seventeen, he joined the saxophone; during his studies at the Bartok Conservatory, he started performing with his own groups. In 1979 he played his first record in a Athens, since 1980 he entered Germany, especially in the band Toto Blanke , but also with Chris Beier and Milan Svoboda on. He was a member of the 1993 hr-Bigband , he performed with the a double album with new arrangements of around 2008Porgy and Bess box office. Besides his work in the big band he joined continue on with their own groups to which, for example, Randy Brecker , Joanne Brackeen or Dick de Graaf as co-leader, and George Mraz and Al Foster included. He also dropped a few other soloists of the hr Bigband ( Heinz-Dieter Sauer Born , Axel Schlosser and Günter Bollmann) and the rhythm section of Mingus Big Band Album Let's Get Lost ago.  He also played withKenny Wheeler , Art Farmer , Chris Hinze , Kirk Lightsey , Joachim Kühn , Chris Becker , Roberto Magris or Jasper van't Hof . In addition, he also worked on recordings by Philippe Caillat , Kitty Winter , Michael Sagmeister , Özay fencing or Dusko Goykovich with.
The saxophonist has a bright sound with compact heights and is notable European According as an excellent interpreter of ballads. He previously held (2009) at the recording of more than 280 LPs and CDs. He is the first Hungarian musician whose boards the Gavin Report Top Ten of American jazz radio stations reached ("recycling", 1993, "The News").
Lakatos lives in Frankfurt .