WHO WE ARE
Sultry Jazz and Latin at its best…
Hello music lovers and lounge lizards. Join Jen and the Cocktail Crew for a serve of sumptuous music.
It’s Parisian chic rolled up with Latin grooves, a dash of swing and jazz songs to die for.
How could you resist!
Let Jen draw on her years of experience to create the perfect atmosphere for your event. The Cocktail Crew can play all of your favourite jazz artists including Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Billy Holiday. Tantalising melodies, sophisticated ambient music and swinging dance repertoire are all part of this versatile jazz ensemble.
Jen Hawley is one of Melbourne’s favourite and experienced musicians. She can perform for you solo, in small groups and duos or up to 6 piece bands. Just add double bass, piano, violin, sax or drums… and stir! This group can offer a vocal selection or instrumentals only.
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, Parisienne Swing, 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.
“Jen and the cocktail crew were perfect for the event, setting the vibe beautifully right from the outset. Please pass on our thanks to all of them”.
Sara Harrington, Sacred Heart Mission, Dine with Heart Dinner
“The find of the festival!” Echuca Jazz Festival
“We were very happy with the band. They were appropriate for the function and played beautifully. Thank you for recommending them - they were ideal”. Grand Prix Board Dinner