It is a very small cozy club behind the Kalvin Church.
To get there use the metro 3 (Blue line) or the Metro 4 (Green line). Both of them stops at Kalvin Square. Walk strait to Raday Street and just a short walk away there is Török Pál Street on the right hand side. On No 3 is the Benko Dixiland Club. On the Entrance the sign says Pince Színház.
The club-nights are on every Wednesday from 17 pm to 22 pm. The performance is from 18.30 till 21. 15.
Hungarians have to consider themselves very lucky, to have such a fantastic Internationally acclaimed Dixieland-jazz band on their doorstep.
The mood of the concerts is very intimate, the performance is fantastic, and for these few hours I felt myself at least 10 years younger.
There is two breaks, while you can go out to the buffet, to grab some bread with lard, or a bread with lard and chicken liver pieces. They give you chopped Spanish onion and hot green capsicum, to sprinkle onto the top of your bread slice. Of course there is booze also available.
So if you get hungry , or thirsty you just go to the buffet, collect some food and booze and you’re allowed to carry it back to the room, sit down, listening the music, eating your food and sipping your beer or wine.
I wrote above sit down. Be careful! You have to arrive early, because otherwise you won’t be able to find an empty seat. This club is always full, and the tickets (What is actually dirt cheap, 1500 HUF ) provides you only with the entry, but not the seat.
Yesterday was a special day because a young very talented banjo player, who is having a scholarship from the band, played a dual with Gáspár Pál, their regular man, and it was awfully good. The young guy had a good voice as well as an addition, and this performance just spiced up that unforgettable night.
I’ll try to and listen to them as many time as I can, and already have ticket for the middle of May.
If you like Dixieland and jazz music, go over there, and you will not regret it!
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