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zoliZoltán Mátrai (Bohém-member since 2000)

Instrument: clarinet, tenor saxophone, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, flute, cornet
I was born: Kecskemét, Dec 3, 1982
Favourite Bohém-tune: Louisiana, Szerelmi ABC
Favourite ragtime composer: Scott Joplin
Favourite jazz composer: "Fats" Waller, Jelly Roll Morton
Favourite jazz musician (old): Lester Young, Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Chet Baker, Clifford Brown
Favourite jazz musician (today): Matthias Seuffert, Daniel Huck, Nicolas Montier, Joshua Redman, Joey DeFrancesco etc.
Favourite jazz band (old): Art Blakey and his Jazz Messengers
Favourite jazz band (today): Melody Makers
Favourite music of any other type(s): funky, blues, Tower of Power, Dokk Jazz, Emil Rulez
Hobby: music and beer

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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.
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