Budapest Ragtime Band
First time to the Festival for this virtuosic classic jazz band. They play traditional jazz, ragtime, jazzy classical music, swing melodies, and Dixieland, with the kind of slick panache that can only be achieved through great musicianship and band commitment. And they’re as passionate about having fun as they are about making great music. Their humorous adaptations and parodies, especially of classical hits, are a delight; alongside their joyous readings of early jazz classics.