Join us at Stoke Newington’s newest Balboa live band social dance- the “Stokey Stomp”. We’re looking forward to playing 2 sets of hot swinging gypsy jazz to keep you shuffling and bal-swinging to your heart’s content! A dream we hope for Balboa dancers!

Line-up for this gig: Airlie Scott on Jazz Vocals, Alan Gibson on Double Bass, Peter Michaels on guitar and David Ahmed on guitar.

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Established London-based jazz musicians present a hot jazz sandwich of french chanson, gypsy jazz tunes, early swing, Latin tunes and exciting originals.

Jazz Vocalist Airlie plays regularly with her bands Pronto Swing and Pronto Jazz ( They recently had a successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe with their show “Swing from the Movies”. She sings regularly with various London based jazz combos including Minnie and the Moochers, the Mardi Gras Jazz Band, the Julian Cowie Quartet and others.

Peter Michaels has a unique performance style influenced by his classical and flamenco guitar training combined with contemporary and jazz influences. He is involved in a number of long-term projects featuring his compositions and arrangements, including London’s Brazilian Balkan band Pocket Caravan, North African/mediterranean band Melange, Bis-bas, the Matzoh Boys and Bhavini.

Guitarist David Ahmed plays in the Hotclub style of Django Reinhardt and the Gypsies,fiery and melodic. Emotionalism is the essence of his style; it is acoustic, aural and non-academic. A Londoner, David plays the Gypsy Jazz circuit, jazz clubs, swing dances and vintage festivals.