Zemplén Festival has been more than just a job for Budafok Dohnányi Orchestra for many years now. It is also a way for the members and friends of the orchestra to chill and have fun together: in addition to the unique acoustics of the Sárospatak Castle Court, they can spend more time together in this beautiful countryside than it would be possible on a normal day of the year amidst the many rehearsals and concerts. Small ensembles formed by BDO members also have regular opportunities to perform at the Festival.
Swing à la Django is an innovative band consisting of five members who have proven themselves many times in Hungary and abroad. They have created a unique musical blend: in their music they harmonize authentic Hungarian music, French manouche swing and chansons, tango and jazz, resulting in a unique style they call Hungarian django swing. In their concerts they go back to the roots, following in the footsteps of their greatest inspiration Django Reinhardt – the Belgian-born genre-creating gypsy jazz guitarist – and evoke the atmosphere of the 1930s and 1940s.