In their music, Budapest Gypsy Swing combines the atmosphere of belle epoque French and Hungarian cafés recalling the definitive manner of improvisation of the genre. Ferenc Illés, founder of the band is also proud father to jazzmanouche.hu, the very first Hungarian website to provide information on playing jazz manouche.
Laci Duka, the group’s violinist was winner of the International Roby Lakatos Violin Competition.
At Django Feszt, the band’s guest will be Nikoletta Szőke, winner of the 2005 Shure Montreaux Jazz Voice Competition and holder of the Junior Prima Primissima award. They will play the classic, easy-going, fresh and energetic jazz manouche, as it was was created by Django Reinhardt and his circle.