The Hot Jazz Vagabonds

Roaring Twenties music from the Hot Jazz Vagabonds
The HOT JAZZ VAGABONDS live @Brooklands Museum


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Airlie Scott- vocals, Andy Ruiz Palma- guitar, David Ahmed or Peter Michaels on guitar,  Alice Mary Jelaska on clarinet, Leigh Henson on cornet, Alan Gibson – Double Bass. (Line-up varies slightly depending on needs)


Established London-based vagabond jazz musicians present a hot jazz sandwich of french chanson, gypsy jazz tunes, early vintage swing, Latin tunes, exciting originals and just a spot of Dixie!

Established London-based jazz musicians present a hot jazz sandwich of french chanson, gypsy jazz tunes, Latin, vintage swing, exciting originals and just a spot of Dixie!
Experienced jazz vocalist and actress Airlie Scott (Pronto Swing) joined with the melodic playing and captivating vocals of clarinetist and singer Alice Mary Jelaska and the early swing accents of hot cornet player Leigh Henson (Mardi Gras band) plus the fiery but melodic playing of hot jazz guitarist Andrew Ruiz Palma (La Bouche Manouche, Bright Stars of Jazz) and guitarist/multi musician Peter Michaels (Pocket Caravan, Melange,The Matzoh Boys, Bhavaini) who’s playing includes classical, flamenco and jazz influences and beyond, or the highly sort after playing of hot jazz guitarist David Ahmed (The Hot Club de Londres) backed up by top London double bass player Alan Gibson who has played with just about everyone on the London scene

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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