Live Music

What’s dancing without live music?

This is why we want to encourage musicians to play manouche swing, dancy jazz and hot stuff in 1930/1940ies-style!

PAST LIVE EVENTS (online only due to the pandemic):

Wednesday, December 15, 2021:
Shuffle Café Pre-Christmas Streaming Session (last official session 2021)
with DJs and LIVE MUSIC set:
Belle Affaire (AT) – Gypsy Swing w/ a French Twist

Paula Duschek (voc)
Julian Eggenhofer (git)
Juian Wohlmuth (git)
Helmut Strobl (cl)
Werner Dorfmeister (b)
Time: 20.30 – 23.00 pm

Streaming Links :

Click here to join via Zoom
Click here to join via Twitch

Please support the Shuffle Café – please feed our virtual lolly pig online:
consider a minimum donation of € 5,- for live concerts – to help us pay the musicians

Via Paypal:
Via Bank Transfer:
State “Shuffle Café donation/Spende”
Recipient: Verein Balboa, Baby!
IBAN: AT63 1420 0200 1094 1084, BIC: BAWAATWW



They are back! After their well-received performance at the Vienna Balboa & Laminu Experience 2016, the Fats Jazz Band (SK) is back in Vienna for our exquisite Christmas Special, celebrating the last Shuffle Café before the winter break.
The Fats Jazz band is a first class nine-member swing orchestra steeped in the swing music of late 1930s and early 1940s. The band was initiated by Ladislav Fanzowitz, one of the best present Slovak pianists.
This fine orchestra plays original swing music which takes you to another world, makes your blood boil, and brings you back in time to the era of elegance, glamour gowns, and hot parties.

It’s going to be a hot night!

Ladislav Fančovič – piano, alt / tenor / baritón saxophone, Arranger, bandleader
Lúbomír Kamenský – Trumpet, Cornet
Branislav Belorid – Slide Trombone, Trombone
Pavol Hoďa – Clarinet, alt / tenor saxophone
Michal Matejka – Guitar, banjo
Pavol Kušík – Contrabass
Patrik Fičor – Drums
Jana Dekánková – Singer
Matúš Uhliarik – Singer, piano

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Shuffle Café Kick-Off: Pig Band Sieghartskirchen (AT)

Starting into our new season and premiering for Balboa-dancers, this energy-loaded Big Band from Lower Austria rocked our Shuffle Café!

Huge shout-outs to the young musicians and to their band leader, Florian Fennes, for making this happen.

We highly enjoyed the evening!

** VBLE 2019: Camp Party! **: Gypsy Jazz/Manouche double-header:


Gadjo Manouche


Diknu Schneeberger Trio

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Shuffle Café CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Belle Affaire Quartett (AT)

Julian Eggenhofer
Julian Wohlmuth
Helmuth Strobl
Werner Dorfmeister

Saturday, 24.03.2018: Ondřej Havelka and His Melody Makers (CZ)

For the first time in Vienna – the Swing legend from Prague!

We were very happy and proud to welcome Ondřej Havelka and His Melody Makers here in Vienna – this was a dream come true for us.
Ever since we started listening to Swing music, we rarely encountered a Bigband that hits the authentic sound of the 1930/40ies of Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman and other big stars of the Swing aera. And now our dream comes true.
Join this special night and travel back to the Savoy Ballroom.

When: Saturday, March 24, 2018
Where: Haus der Begegnung Döbling, Gatterburggasse 2a, 1190 Vienna (find it on the map)

Wednesday, 28.02.2018: SLÖRFCÄTS Special Edition (AT)
@Shuffle Café 200 Jubilee

They are back!
For our Shuffle Café 200th Jubilee, our dear friends – the slörfcäts – are back on stage. When we started with the Shuffle Café, they were the second band we had the pleasure to host.

This time, the slörfcäts have a special guest:
Andrea Motis, a beautifully talented gal.
Their energy is highly catching – don’t miss it.

Christoph Mallinger (violin/vocals/guitar)
Andrea Motis (trumpet/vocals)
Markus Gaudriot (piano)
Martin Heinzle (upright bass)

Where: Bar Azul, Postgasse 2, 1010 Vienna.

Shuffle Café presented: The Twisted Lime Jazzband (AT) (December 13, 2017) @Shuffle Café Christmas

Alexander Lorenz – piano, vocals
Helmut Strobl – clarinet / sax
Werner Dorfmeister – upright bass
Reinhard Dlapa – drums

Shuffle Café presented: Tipsy Jazz Combo (October 25, 2017)

Johanna Zoller (guitar/ukulele/vocals)
Fabrice Désiré (guitar/vocals)
Jakob Aumaier (guitar)