Why hire Swing Je T'aime?
Yes, we can do 1920's parties! All Ages - Fantastic Entertainment - Click to watch the video! 4 - 7 piece ensemble of Manouche guitar, upright bass, piano, reeds, fiddle, percussion, and French/English vocals (optional).
"Upbeat jazz sets the stage. Classical nuances add drama. A touch of pop brings zest and spunk, while French undertones and Brazilian beat give the music an exotic flare." --Loveland Reporter Herald, July, 2011
High-energy professionals of all ages will entertain your audience with classy, exciting flair -- adaptable to any event!
In addition to their extensive public performance schedule, Swing Je T'aime is still accepting private bookings as a 6/7-piece headline ensemble for all occasions, in any locale. Smaller events may book a 4-piece combo, billed as "petite Swing Je T'aime," with or without vocals.
"Our music is a listener-friendly blend including fresh takes on classic favorites; unburied treasures; and innovative, original songs. We are a swing band, unconfined. Our primary influences include legendary two-fingered trailblazer Django Reinhardt and his Hot Club of France; the genre-bending "little orchestra" from Portland, Pink Martini; and accessible polystylism. While our performances are musically satisfying to the master's- and doctorate- level professionals in our ensemble, each song is crafted with the goal of maintaining a general accessibility. Through our exciting shows which uniquely balance musical familiarity and newness, we have achieved a rare level of multi-generational appeal.
Swing Je T'aime is exclusively for everyone!"
- composer/director/guitarist Aaron Walker
Book the full band at your venue for a show ticket buyers will talk about long after! Most frequent feedback from theaters is that the headline shows are "so special!" and the band always comes away with new, lasting fans.
With exciting, multi-cultural performances that have such a strong cross-generational appeal, Swing Je T'aime's music is ideal for setting a celebratory, artistic, accessible tone at public festivals!
While they love to branch out into their brand of quirky polystylism, Swing Je T'aime maintains a reverence for its roots...Swing! So, yes, they can command the room and perform the traditional favorites for an all-night swing dance!
Aaron Walker: Director / Guitarist
Primary influences are Django Reinhardt's Hot Club of France, and Pink Martini
What to Expect
Typical Gig Duration: 45 - 180 minutes
Swing Je T'aime's concerts are high-energy and exciting. The director enjoys adding playful swing arrangements of popular songs from other genres, so the audience always has something familiar to connect with. The chemistry on-stage between the band members is infectious; they're all accomplished, professional musicians with advanced degrees in their crafts, yet they do understand their role as entertainers!
Private clients are treated with utmost respect, as our manager understands that most people will only book live bands for their life's most important events.
Our favorite tunes:
All I Ask of You
All of Me
Bei Mir Bist Du Schon
The Best Things in Life Are Free
Blues en Mineur
Brer Rabbit Molasses*
Brother Can You Spare a Dime
Forever (Isn't Very Long)*
Hang on Little Tomato
If I Didn't Care
I'll See You In My Dreams
I'm Not Stalking You*
Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby
It Don't Mean a Thing
J'ai Deux Amours
La Vie En Rose
Le Rive Gauche
Les Amants D’un Jour
Let’s Never Stop Falling In Love
Little Brown Jug
Love Slips Away*
Manoir des mes Reves
A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
Non, Je Ne Regrette RIen
Some Day My Prince Will Come
Stompin' at the Savoy
Straighten' Up and Fly Right
Swingin on a Star
'Tain't What 'Cha Do
Take the A Train
They Can't Take That Away From Me
Waters of March
What a Wonderful World
When You Wish Upon a Star
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Anniversary Party, Awards Night, Baby Shower, Bachelor Party, Bachelorette Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah Party, Bar/Lounge, Birthday Party, Bridal Shower, Casino, Casting Call, Christmas Party, Church Service, Club/Nightclub, Competition, Concert Venue, Convention, Corporate Event, Cruise, Dinner Dance, Ethnic Celebration, Fair, Festival, Fundraiser, Funeral Service, Graduation, Grand Opening, Holiday Party, Hotel, Launch Party, Luncheon/Tea, Parade, Private Party, Prom, Quinceañera, Religious Celebration, Restaurant, Retreat, Reunion, Seminar, Sporting Event, Studio Session, Sweet 16 Party, Trade Show, Wedding Ceremony, Wedding Reception, Workshop