Rêve Bohème

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Rêve Bohème
Background information
GenresGypsy jazz
Years active1998–present
LabelsCope, Calibrated, Hot Club
  • Jens Fuglsang
  • Robert Pilgaard
  • Finn Poulsen
  • Jesper Riis
Past members
  • Kasper Fredholm
  • Morten Ravn

Rêve Bohème is a Danish gypsy jazz quartet established in 1998 by guitarist and singer Jens Fuglsang and guitarist Robert Pilgaard.[1]


Rêve Bohème's music is inspired by the French gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt. The quartet played its first concert in 1998 at Bistro d'Eustache in Paris. In 2002-03 they performed at the "scene ouvert" at the Django Reinhardt Festival in Samois sur Seine, France. They released their first album Django Jalousie in 2002 with Kasper Fredholm (sax) and Morten Ravn (bass). The album was nominated for a Danish World Music Award.

Rêve Bohème have released six albums and recorded with Karina Kappel (voc), Lise Haavik (voc), Bjarke Falgren (vio) and Knut Haavik (perc). In 2009 the line-up was changed with Jesper Riis (bass) replacing Morten Ravn and Finn Poulsen (harm) replacing Kasper Fredholm.

Rêve Bohème has played in jazz clubs and at festivals in Europe, performing with Robin Nolan, Andreas Öberg, Jon Larsen, Basily, Paulus Schäfer, Angelo Debarre, Dorado Schmidt, Gary Potter, Biel Ballester as well as Danish musicians Pierre Dørge, Kristian Jørgensen and Jakob Fischer. Besides playing gypsy jazz, Rêve Bohème worked with electronica musician Bjørn Svin and the Danish fashion brand Baum und Pferdgarten on a music and dance show at Wundergrund Festival in Copenhagen in 2007.[2]

In 2016 they composed and recorded music for several scenes in the Danish movie Fuglene over Sundet, which is about the Danish Jews' escape to Sweden in October 1943.

Band members[edit]

  • Jens Fuglsang (lead guitar and vocal)
  • Robert Pilgaard (rhythm guitar)
  • Finn Poulsen (harmonica and vocal)
  • Jesper Riis (double bass)

Past members:

  • Kasper Fredholm (tenor saxophone, 1998–2008)
  • Morten Ravn (double bass, 1998–2009)


  • Django Jalousie (Cope, 2002)
  • Django's Dream (Calibrated, 2005)
  • Best of Rêve Bohème (Hot Club Records, 2006)
  • Café Django (Calibrated, 2009)
  • Django Goes North (Calibrated, 2012)[3]
  • Six & Six (Hot Club, 2018)[4]

Compilation appearances

  • Django Festival 4 (Hot Club Records, 2006)
  • Django Festival 11 (Hot Club Records, 2018)


  1. ^ Jazz i Danmark 1950-2010. Harsløf, Olav, 1945-, Slumstrup, Finn., Frandsen, Kjeld. (1. udg ed.). København: Politikens Forlag. 2011. ISBN 9788756795654. OCLC 748813785.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)
  2. ^ "Wundergrund 2007". Issuu. Retrieved 2018-08-19.
  3. ^ Couvreux, cristof, Francis. "[Django Station] - Rêve Bohème/Django goes North". www.djangostation.com (in French). Retrieved 2018-08-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ "Reve, Rève Bohème, Reve Boheme". RÊVE BOHÈME (in Danish). Retrieved 20 July 2019.

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