Ali Affleck and the Gin Mill Genies

Featuring Martin Litton on piano

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Last Show: Wednesday 16 th March 2022

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

The band features some of London’s finest exponents of roots jazz and blues. A vivacious and highly personable night awaits with a fresh new voice in the London scene. Early jazz historian, award winning vocalist and and five time nominee at the Scottish Jazz Awards, Ali has earned a solid reputation as the quintessential ‘go to’ vocalist for authentic and emotive American popular music/ old time jazz and blues. Her diligence as a musical storyteller is proven further in her ties to musical royalty - she is related to Dame Nellie Melba.

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“No one else in Scotland can sing this material so authentically and so swingingly”

BBC Sounds

Respectfully channeling the spirit of the Pioneering jazz and blues artists, Ali couples her unique vocal with swinging, feisty interpretations of roots blues and jazz and breathes new life into this highly specialized music. Ali stands at the vanguard of the early jazz scene, leading the charge for bringing hot blooded old school ‘storytelling’ Jazz back to the attention of modern ears. 

Ali has performed worldwide and has been invited to perform at the most revered festivals from the French Quarter Festival to Ascona festival. 


Band Line Up

Ali Affleck (vocals)

Martin Litton (piano)

Duncan Hemstock (reeds)

John Kelly (guitar)