Budapest Ragtime Band was established in 1980 by trained jazz and classical musicians who created a band-new outstandig musicel style by adding starling sounds and an original instrumentation for the traditional piano interpretation.
Subsequently, they broadened their repertoire with jazz and dixieland evergreens, musical paroides of their own compositions and humorous adaptations of world famous tunes and operas. Dance music is also part of their repertoire.
The band’s first solo album was recorded in 1984 with the title „Ragtime”, which has been followed by a Duch and another Hungarian record. Since 1990 ten CD-s of the Band have appeared on the market. In addition to it’s permanent studio work the band regularly goes on tours throughout Europe, America, Mexico and the Canary-Islands etc.
The band performs at several prestigious festivals all over the world. They often step on stage in the concert hall of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and are regular performers of entertainment programmes of the Hungarian, German, American, Swiss etc. Televisions.
Budapest Ragtime Band’s objectives –apart from promoting and making attractive the ragtime music- is to provide high-level entertainment to its audience of all agegroups.
At present the Band consists of eight member’s and one technician.