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The world-renowned UK Dancefloor Jazz Session

Sunday 19th February 2023

at 229, Great Portland Street, London W1 14:00 – 20:00

Hosted by DJ Perry Louis with very special guest DJ Patrick Forge (Dingwalls, Cosmic Jam) Dancefloor Jazz, heavy JazzFunk and Deep Boogie!

£10.00 plus booking fee via

(Limited availability)

Shiftless Shuffle is London’s only regular authentic Dancefloor Jazz Club session, featuring the very best Jazz Jocks the scene has to offer.


Sunday 19th February will be the first session of 2023 and now in our 21st year, we’ll be featuring DJ Perry Louis with special guest DJ Patrick Forge of Talking Loud and Dingwalls acclaim.


Perry Louis, the man behind Shiftless Shuffle, has danced and DJ’d for many famous Jazz, Funk and Soul artists and is hugely respected on the international circuit. Perry specialises in playing Vinyl and likes to know that wherever he plays, his audience gets a real ‘Oldskool’ experience.  He’s passionate about putting Dancefloor Jazz firmly on the map of the UK’s music and club world and as well as DJing regularly at Ronnie Scott’s, CLF and the South London Soul Train, Perry hosts a weekly Dancefloor Jazz radio show (Jazz after Dark) on Mi-Soul Radio.


Patrick Forge started his career working in all sorts of record shops. He landed a job at Soho’s Reckless Records alongside Jonathan More, the eventual founder of Kiss FM, and when he persuaded original station boss Gordon Mac to give him a break, the Cosmic Jam was born! Along came an invitation from Gilles Peterson to warm up for him at a new session at a place called Dingwalls in Camden on a Sunday afternoon and the rest, as they say is history. Talkin’ Loud & Saying Something became a truly legendary session, being the springboard for a host of domestic musical talent, such as Galliano and Brand New Heavies. Patrick and Gilles enjoyed a partnership that lived on after Dingwalls, however, through the 90s, Patrick established himself with a series of compilations for Island Records – The Rebirth of Cool. In addition, he continues to have a hand as a Producer and Co- writer with Batu and Da Lata on their popular, Dance oriented remixes.  After the Dingwalls sessions, Patrick most notable club projects have to be the weekly Inspiration Formation with Phil Asher, as well as the monthly Brazilian Love Affair, both of which ran at Nottinghill Arts Club for more than a decade. Over the years Patrick has promoted and supported many styles whilst never straying too far from his roots; electronica, hip-hop, house and drum and bass have all been part of his remit at different times. But always with a Jazz perspective.

Shiftless Shuffle is London’s only authentic Dance floor Jazz Club session, featuring the very best Jazz Jocks the scene has to offer. Playing the best in Dancefloor Jazz, heavy JazzFunk and Deep Boogie! 


So join us on Sunday 19th February at 229 Club, Great Portland Street, London W1 from 14:00 until 22:00* tickets £10.00 plus booking fee via


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For further info, interviews, photos and more please contact:

JazzCotech on 07957 560 557 or email


Presented by Perry Louis, JazzCotech


*Please note that the event will be documented by JustJaq photography.


Shiftless Shuffle 

© 2014 Media By Irven Lewis


This is a full-on Dancefloor Jazz party with great music and great people: Dancers, Collectors and Party Persons alike! ​

Government Warning: This will be a session filled with explosive music and dancing!


For further info, interviews, photos and more please contact: JazzCotech on 07957 560 557 or email

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