The Cakewalk Cafe

The Cakewalk is a night of live old-style jazz for dancing and romancing, with dance classes, great bands and a jam session that takes place every Wednesday at the Jago in Dalston, london.

The Cakewalk Café is a step through life’s looking glass into the gin-soaked dancehalls of the prohibition age. From hot jazz to swing, ragtime to musichall, it’s all here, jumbled up like an old-time jamboree.

Slick back your hair, tug your weskit and don’t forget that the floor is for dancing over.

The superb Ewan Bleach will usually be there at the piano to accompany singers and as long as it's a jazz or blues song you are very welcome to take the mic.

Please dress to swing!



Free before 9.00pm
£5 after 9.00pm


Passing Clouds
1 Richmond Road
E8 4AA London

What’s Happenin’?

A night of vintage jazz upstairs at Passing Clouds every Wednesday.


Open from 7.00pm

8.00pm Ewan Bleach piano set and open mic upstairs.

8.30pm Live hot jazz hosted by Ewan Bleach and a smoking array of London's finest jazz maestros

11.00pm until late Open mic/jam session


7.00pm-9:15pm Swing dance classes courtesy of Swing Patrol (see link for details and prices)


JuJu’s Jazz Band Ball

Three sets of live ragtime, jazz, blues, swing and other music for dancing every Saturday at Juju's Bar and Stage 7pm-11.30pm


Juju's Bar & Stage
15 Hanbury St
Ely's yard - car park
E1 6QR, London


Entry is FREE but please do tip the band!