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18th Bohém Festival, March 27-29, 2009

Where joy and jazz music join together to make YOU feel great – with the help of 14 world-renowned classic jazz musicians. An event not to be missed!

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This year we show you the real face of jazz: spontaneity. We invited 14 internationally acclaimed jazz musicians from 9 different countries and make them form different bands. Some combinations are determined ahead of time (Saturday afternoon concert), some will be drawn randomly at a press conference just two weeks before the festival (Friday and Saturday evening concerts) and the rest will be decided mostly just on the spot. And of course, there will be jam sessions where others can join these great musicians and they surely will share more great moments with each other, too. In other words: at this festival everything will be unpredictable except one thing: the quality of music!

– 14 star musicians from 9 countries at the same stage
– 14 star musicians from 9 countries
– 1 venue, 3 days, 5 concerts
– jam sessions at night
– 21 hours of music altogether
– ragtime, dixieland, New Orleans, swing
– budget prices, prime quality
– additional programmes are available
– 7-day packages are available


Paolo ALDERIGHI (I) – piano, Ad van BEERENDONK (NL) – string bass, BÉNYEI Tamás (H) – guitar/banjo/trumpet, Herbert CHRIST (D) – trumpet, Craig FLORY (USA) – clarinet/saxophone, Jeff HAMILTON (USA) – drums/piano, KORB Attila (H) – trombone/cornet/piano, Morten Gunnar LARSEN (N) – piano, János MAZURA (H) – tuba, Russ PHILLIPS (USA) – trombone, Matthias SEUFFERT (D) – clarinet/saxophone, Frans SJÖSTRÖM (S) – bass saxophone, Bria SKONBERG (CDN) – trumpet, Nick WARD (GB) – drums, Stuart ZANK (USA) – banjo/guitar, BOHÉM RAGTIME JAZZ BAND (H), KECSKEMÉT JAZZ ORCHESTRA (H), DÁNIEL Balázs (H) boogie-woogie pianist, SARKADI Bence (H) puppeteer

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I must confess you, your band is the best oldtime jazzband, which I've ever heard in my life. You do a real music with heart. Each of you had me deep impressed.
(Dai Kimoto, CH, 2010)

The music the Bohém played in Davos was excellent. Tineke and I found the last evening in Steigenberg the best performance.
(Willem Peul, NL, 2010)

I want to tell you that I appreciated very much your band which is a perfect balance of traditional jazz, entertainment and music from your country with plenty of humour. And this combination by excellent musicians.
(Michel Bastide, F, 2010)

A tight-knit, disciplined, and intensely swinging ensemble. [...] The arrangements by Ittzés are both stylistically true and brilliantly inventive.
(CBMR Digest, Chicago, USA)

Temperament, Komik und Show zogen sich als verträgliche Einheit wie ein roter Faden durch den spektakulären Auftritt.
(Die Union, Deutschland)

Die Ungarn zeigten eine unbändige Spielfreunde, gepaart mit viel Humor und zurückhaltenden Show-Einlagen.
(Harz Kurier, Deutschland)

Mit ihrem temperamentvollen, mitreissenden Ragtime spielte sich die ungarische Bohém Ragtime Jazzband in die Herzen der Zuhörer und hinterliess einen glänzenden Eindruck. [...] Sie sind eine perfekt aufeinander abgestimmte Band, in der jeder sein Instrument virtuos beherrscht. Und das zeigte sich nicht nur imgemeinsamen harmonischen Zusammenspiel, sondern auch in den zahlreichen wunderschönen Soli.
(Kölner Rundschau, Deutschland)
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