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BOHÉM FESTIVAL: where joy and jazz music join together to make YOU feel great!

A festival only for those who want to feel great. Great feeling for a whole weekend but it is the perfect occasion to bring back everlasting memories from.

Who should attend? Everyone who cares classic jazz and is willing to feel a little carefree ('bohém', as we say in Hungarian) – no limits regarding age, gender, spoken language or whatsoever.

"It was an experience that can never be duplicated. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed making new friends. You have a beautiful city and the festival was terrific."
(Roma and Scott King, USA)

Since 1992 at the last weekend of March there is always a Bohém Festival held in Kecskemét, Hungary every year. Althoguh it used to be very international (i.e. performers were invited from all over the world) since 2019 the festival features musicians only one foreign country besides the best Hungarian jazz bands and soloists. The organizers run another festival since 2016, the JAZZ CAPITAL festival on the first Thursday-Sunday in August.

"It was really a trip of a lifetime. The hotels, food, audiences, scenery, people were all just great!"
(Bob Ringwald, USA)

It is the Festival of specialties: according to the philosophy of the Festival we invite ragtime and traditional jazz bands and soloists who are among the very best and are unique in some regards - in style, instrumentation, repertoire... And, of course, they are all "Bohém" (i.e. bohemian - meaning happy, carefree, funny etc.).

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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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