Gabrielle loves playing music that gets dancers out on the floor and keeps them there! Her passion is music that moves you, be it blues, vintage jazz, or more soulful, funky tunes. Be careful, her music will often inspire you to dance long after your feet would have called it a night.
Javier Johnson is a rocket scientist by trade. He is well versed in all the swing dances, but specializes teaching in Balboa and soul. From the basics with Basie to hot jazz of Django, he'll play almost anything as long as it's good and has a little spice to it.
Michael Quisao grew up in Dallas, traveled the world with the Navy, and has been a proud DC resident since 2014. He took his first Lindy Hop workshop in 2006 and has been captivated by swinging jazz music and swing dancing ever since.
Michael loves that he gets to enable creative, delightful dances and he takes it as the greatest compliment when folks complain that they can’t bear to leave the dance floor because the tunes are so tasty.
Michael is the Head DJ & Music Director at New Columbia Swing. He has DJd for Camp Hollywood, Lindy Focus, DCLX, and all the big U.S. Balboa events, including as the Head Competition DJ for Bal Week 2023.