Festival Performers 2003

Bohém Ragtime Jazzband (Kecskemét, Hungary) (see picture)
The Bohém Ragtime Jazzband, host band of the Festival has appeared at most major European jazz festivals and in the best jazz clubs during the 17 years of its existence. They had great success at their tours last year, including the famous Montreux Jazz Festival and at the Berlin Dixieland Festival. They frequently play in Hungary, too, doing concerts, festivals and, building the jazz audience of the future, even informative concert series in schools. They have toured in the USA and Canada twice but their music can often be heard on the American jazz radio programs. Their music is frequently played in British, German, Finnish and Hungarian radios as well. They have given television concerts in Hungary, Rumania and Germany. Tamás Ittzés, leader of the band has played solo piano at American festivals, he has made two solo albums there. He won the International Scott Joplin Ragtime Writing Contest with his Sedalia Rag in 2001. The orchestra's CD entitled "Éjjel az omnibusz tetején" came out in December. These are recordings of old Hungarian jazz songs from the twenties and thirties. Their eighth CD features Joe Murányi and it is published for the Festival. The Bohéms have played with many foreign musicians throughout the years, their guest at this Festival is Butch Thompson.

Members of the band: LEBANOV József - tp, MÁTRAI Zoltán - cl, ts, KORB Attila - tb, ITTZÉS Tamás - p, vl, voc, ld, LÁZÁR Miklós - vl, voc, MÁTRAI György - bj, g, TÖRÖK József - b, tu, FALUSI Alfréd - dr

Address: ITTZÉS Tamás - Kecskemét H-6001, Pf. 652., Tel.: +36(20)960-7169
E-mail: bohem@mail.datanet.hu, website: http://www.bohemragtime.com/

Hot Jazz Band (Budapest, Hungary)
Website: http://www.hotjazzband.hu/

Jazz Steps (Budapest, Hungary)
Website: http://www.jazzsteps.hu/

Joe Murányi (USA) (see picture)

Prowizorka Jazz Band (Poland) (see picture)

Szalóky Classic Jazz Band (Budapest, Hungary) (see picture)

Tibor Grasser, piano (Austria)
Website: http://www.tiborgrasser.com/

If you have any questions, please, contact Tamás Ittzés at bohemragtime@hotmail.com or by phone at +36(20)960-7169 or by fax at +36(76)472-438 (not after 10 p.m. GMT, please).

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