Parisienne Swing is a professional and sophisticated French and gypsy jazz ensemble offering a stylish continental-infused repertoire to soothe or swing your venue.
“Playing jazz that makes you feel as though you’ve just entered a hip Parisian basement club”.
A group who are easy on the eye and even more pleasing to the ear, their sumptuous repertoire features a mix of French favourites, gypsy jazz, Latin grooves and soulful jazz standards. Parisienne Swing features some of Melbourne’s finest and most experienced musicians and is led by the talented Jen Hawley on guitar and vocals. Performances without vocals are also an option.
Parisienne Swing, So French, So Chic!
About Jen Hawley
Jen Hawley is a troubadour extraordinaire!
Best known for her work as a guitarist and vocalist, Jen’s diverse performances range from sublime jazz ensembles to fabulous roving characters. Jen has been playing in bands around Australia and Asia for the past ten years and has established a fine reputation as a guitarist, singer and composer. She trained in classical guitar, studied jazz with Bruce Clarke and has been teaching for many years. During the last 5 years Jen has also made a name for herself as a guitar workshop tutor at community music events and is a founder of the successful Community project ‘supporting Women in Blues’.
Jen now has diverse interests in jazz and world music. She performs regularly at popular venues with The Royal High Jinx, Alanna and Alicia Egan, Alex Burns, Flirting Mazurkas, Groove Electrique, Ruby and Ginger and the Tall Poppies.
Career highlights include NYE in Shanghai for the Glamour Bar, the MCC Grand Final Lunch, St Kilda Festival, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and 100’s of fabulous corporate events for clients such as VRC, Tennis Australia, IBM, ANZ and Clayton Utz.
Parisienne Swing Testimonials
“I and a whole host of people would be delighted to act as referees for the band. Everyone I have spoken to thought you were fantastic and perfect for the event. As the organizer I found the band’s professionalism and incredibly cooperative spirit an enormous advantage”.
Suzanne Heywood, Telstra Function
“I have received wonderful feedback from guests about the entertainment - they were a lot of fun”. Marie Kellett, Melbourne University.
“Very professional, punctual - wonderful and happy to be there”. Kentera Events