Parlour Noir is a well-spring of traditional jazz music from the historic Mt. Airy district of Philadelphia, PA. The eccentric ensemble brings joy and energy to the stage across a variety of venues, from bombastic swing dance weekends to intimate restaurant settings and private events. Comprised of vocals, horns, piano, banjo, drums, and upright bass, the band swings hard through a repertoire that spans 1922-1945, including a handful of original tunes made specifically for the dance floor. Don’t hesitate to say hello during their next band break—they’re happy to chat or a share a drink!
Check out their music and videos at parlournoirjazz.com
Booked Parlour Noir for my 50th 1920's themed flapper party and was so pleased that I did. Adam and the band were amazing. Stellar performance. The dance floor was packed the entire time. They played almost nonstop and were extremely accommodating with requests. Their friendly personalities added to the atmosphere of the party. Felt like they were friends instead of the band I hired. I would so book them again for another event. Book them!!! You wont regret it. It was an evening to go down in my book of memories!
Parlour Noir was just the band I needed for a fun corporate networking event in Philly. They were extremely responsive and easy to work with and the music was top notch.
I booked Parlour Noir for two events that I hosted this year and I cannot say enough good things about them!
For one they made booking easy, straightforward, and worked with any requests that I had. The day of the gig they arrived early and had plenty of time to set up. There was some disorganization during the first event but Parlour Noir was easy to work with and helped reach an easy solution. I asked them spur of the moment if they could play live music for a competition and they were game. It turned out excellent and left everyone jumping and dancing the night away!
Parlour Noir is nothing but professional and make events even more special with their unique sound. I was so satisfied the first time that I booked them a second time a few weeks ago. Let's just say that they are at the top of my list for my next event and can't wait to work with them again!
I highly recommend that you book Parlour Noir for your next event and, trust me, you won't regret it!
We recently had Parlour Noir play for us at our Swing Dance Holiday Party at LindyCentral. They were fantastic and played a variety of songs, which were all danceable and inspiring and just the right length for social dancing with many people during the event. Not only were they super talented musicians, but they were also highly professional and a breeze to work with before the event, during, and after. They are approachable and also they keep an eye on the dance floor and tailor their music to the needs of the crowd. You can not get much better than that. We can not wait to have them back!
We look forward to seeing where their endeavors lead them and hopefully they will grace our dance halls many more times. I see big things in store for this band.
Response from Parlour Noir:
Thanks! It was our pleasure to play at LindyCentral's swing dance!
All the best,
I had Parlour Noir play at my Gatsby themed 30th birthday party, and they perfectly added to the atmosphere! They made me feel like I was transported back in time. They play music that makes you want to dance, without being too loud or overpowering the social aspect of the party. I highly reccomend them!
Response from Parlour Noir:
Thank you Allison! It was a real pleasure to play at your party!
What to Expect
Parlour Noir performs lively jazz age standards that add a sophisticated atmosphere to any any cocktail hour. Their swinging music is also perfect for receptions and dance events.
Originating from jam sessions in a dark Mt. Airy parlour, this Philadelphia based swing band plays lively jazz-age music that gets everyone up and dancing! With a combined 60 years of professional musical experience, Parlour Noir plays with a swinging style that will liven up any Wedding, Cocktail Hour, or Private Event!
Additional Booking Notes
Our only requirement is access to an electrical outlet.
Upcoming Booked Events
|April 27, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Cocktail Party|
Past Booked Events
|December 14, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville|
|November 10, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville|
|November 03, 2018 • 5:00pm - 8:00pm||Philadelphia Circus School Gala|
|November 02, 2018–November 03, 2018 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||Dawson St Pub, Manayunk|
|October 27, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||SwingAus Lindyhop Dance Weekend|
|October 13, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Philadelphia Swing Dance|
|October 06, 2018 • 5:30pm - 9:30pm||Beer Garden, Snipes Farm|
|October 05, 2018–October 06, 2018 • 10:00pm - 12:00am||New Hope Brewery|
|September 23, 2018 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Swing Dance, Harrisburg PA|
|September 22, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Birthday Party, private event|
|September 12, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Happy Hour event|
|September 09, 2018 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||Private Performance @ Rittenhouse Square|
|September 08, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:30pm||Lancaster Swing Dance|
|September 07, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:55pm||Penn Intercollegiate Lindy Exchange (Swing Dance)|
|August 24, 2018–August 25, 2018 • 8:00pm - 1:00am||Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville|
|August 19, 2018 • 4:00pm - 8:00pm||Speakeasy Vintage Party, Philadelphia|
|August 10, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Bethlehem Music Festival|
|July 28, 2018–July 29, 2018 • 7:00pm - 12:00am||Pickering Creek Inn, Phoenixville|
|July 19, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Landsdale Swing Dance|
|July 07, 2018–July 08, 2018 • 8:00pm - 1:30am||Private Event: Masquerade Party|
|July 06, 2018–July 07, 2018 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||Manayunk Swing Night @ Dawson St Pub|
|June 28, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Paris Bistro|
|June 16, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:30pm||Prohibition Jazz Age in New Hope PA|
|May 25, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Bourbon and Branch Dinner Show|
|May 13, 2018 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Mothers Day Tea|
|May 11, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Manayunk Swing Dance|
|May 06, 2018 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Swing Dance, Harrisburg PA|
|May 01, 2018 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Private Event|
|April 28, 2018 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Swing Dance, Scranton PA|
|April 13, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Vintage Swing night at Pickering Creek Inn|
|April 08, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Parx Casino Swing Night|
|March 30, 2018–March 31, 2018 • 9:00pm - 12:00am||UPenn Swing Dance|
|March 17, 2018 • 9:00pm - 11:55pm||Vintage Swing Night at Bourbon and Blue|
|March 16, 2018–March 17, 2018 • 8:00pm - 12:00am||Philadelphia Jazz Age Swing Night|
|February 24, 2018–February 25, 2018 • 10:00pm - 1:00am||Valentines Ball @ The Fillmore Philadelphia|
|February 18, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Swing Dance: Harrisburg, PA|
|February 10, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Jazz in the Listening Room|
|February 02, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:30pm||Vintage Swing night at Pickering Creek Inn|
|January 19, 2018 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Private Event: Birthday Party|
|December 10, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Holiday Swing Dance|
|December 08, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Malelani Cafe Presents: Parlour Noir|
|November 16, 2017 • 5:00pm - 9:00pm||Vintage: French Bistro and Wine|
|November 04, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Philadelphia Circus School Gala|
I can't give you anything but love
It had to be you
All of me
Sunny side of the street
Pennies from heaven
And many more!
We happily take requests as well!
Influences & Inspiration
Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Billy Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald
We provide all our own equiptment