Enjoy pre-war era jazz and swing at The Cakewalk Café
Every Wednesday night Passing Clouds, Dalston, presents late-night vintage jazz hosted by rising young clarinet and saxophone star Ewan Bleach.
Kick the night off with dance classes courtesy of Swing Patrol (starting at 7pm) followed by the best of London’s jazz musicians – such as house band Albert Ball’s Flying Aces (pictured) – playing hot jazz and swing from the Thirties and Twenties.
The Cakewalk Café attracts a regular crowd of dedicated swing dancers of all ages from impeccably dressed vintage scenesters in their 20s to jazz connoisseurs in their 80s. The night has become known as the best place to take visiting parents or grandparents, and the sight of cross-generation dancing couples defines the evening. It has also become popular amongst high-ranking musicians, with The Strokes, Harry Potter star Natalia Tena’s band Molotov Jukebox and Ska Cubana’s Natty Bo making appearances.
The Cakewalk Café
1 Richmond Road
London E8 4AA
Nearest Tube: Haggerston
Next event: Wednesday, 9 January