All Ages - Fantastic Entertainment - Click to watch the video! 4 - 7 piece ensemble of Manouche guitar, upright bass, rhythm guitar, 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!
* we do not perform for swing dances.
Swing Je T'aime played a wonderful variety of sets and music for our wedding in Angel Fire, New Mexico. They are easily able to alter the ensemble in order to accommodate different environments and also learned a number of songs on request. We felt very lucky to find a band as talented as they are to play our wedding!
Swing Je T'aime played at our event yesterday afternoon and they were a huge hit! We thoroughly enjoyed their top-notch music and it was awesome to see a group that had so much fun while they played. We highly recommend them!
I have coordinated several large corporate events, requiring entertainment, and understand that music/entertainment will make or break an event.
I recently booked Swing Je T'aime for a Gastby/20s themed event, with over 200 attendees.
First, their performance was BEYOND STELLAR!! They set the perfect mood for the event. They are highly skilled, professional performers/musicians. They dressed the part. I received so many compliments on Swing Je T'aime, from the attendees. And I myself was very proud to have them perform at this event.
Beyond the performance, everyone was professional. All of my questions were quickly answered. I worked with Lacy on the booking details, and she was spectacular!
Obviously, I was very impressed and would highly recommend Swing Je T'aime!
We were beyond happy with Swing Je T'aime's performance at our F&W Grand Tasting event. Not only were they a perfect match, setting the exact "mood" we looking for, but they were flexible and easy to work with. The booking manager, Lacey, was very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with. I have heard nothing but raving reviews from guests and co-workers that attended this event. Thank you so much Swing Je T'aime!
We were so impressed with Swing Je T'aime! They were perfect for our wedding and really set the atmosphere for it. As a picky bride who was very very specific with the music, I was blown away with the top notch performance they consistently delivered throughout the night. And it was wonderful to see the obvious joy that all of the musicians had for playing their instruments, and for performing. I really cannot recommend this band enough.
We hired Swing Je T'aime for our corporate holiday party which had a speakeasy/1920's theme. This band was absolutely perfect in every way for our event. They were all very accommodating and professional. We broke our evening up and had a quartet during happy hour, a duo during dinner, and then the full eight-piece ensemble for the dancing and casino portion of our evening. The music was great; everyone loved it!
We hired Swing Je T'aime for a summit we had for our software company. Along with some food trucks and live music it really brought some fun to our evening gathering. The entire experience was professional and fun. I would highly recommend the band for any such event.
We hired Swing Je T'aime for our wedding ceremony and reception. They were outstanding! Guests constantly complimented us on how great the band was. We had our wedding at the Denver Botanic Gardens which prohibits use of amplification--no problem for Swing Je T'aime! Their acoustic 5 piece and amazing singer were incredible. They totally fit in with our '40's style vibe and were very nice. Their manager, Lacey, was a pleasure to work with and made our music planning a piece of cake. We highly recommend this band and would use them again in a heartbeat!
Swing Je T'aime played for a church dinner show on a Friday evening. They were delightful! We would have them back in a heartbeat! They enjoyed (I hope) dinner with us and were all very gracious and personable. The music was great! Clap! Clap! Clap!
Swing Je T'aime was absolutely wonderful to work with, the constant communication with me, easy to work with, they were prepared and on time. Everybody loved the music, it was my pleasure to have had this experience with such a great group of people!
I loved listening to and watching Swing Je T'aime perform. The selection of music and the original compositions was truly refreshing. I love the Django style gypsy jazz and the cross generational music. Their vocalist is great and it is obvious that the musicians love playing together and the guitarist is amazing.
Swing Je T'aime is an excellent band. They have the ability to expand from two people on up so the fit will be perfect for your gathering. We were a bit undecisive with our booking and they were very patient with us and very professional. I loved their music and our event wouldn't have been anything near the celebration it became if they wouldn't have been involved.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
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.
In addition to their extensive public performance schedule, Swing Je T'aime is still accepting private bookings as a 5 - 7 piece headline ensemble for all occasions, in any locale. Smaller events may book a 4-piece instrumental combo.
"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. 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 afterward! 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 or period theme party!
Past Booked Events
|September 09, 2017–September 10, 2017 • 6:00pm - 12:00am||Corporate Event|
|October 04, 2014||Christmas Party|
|September 27, 2014||Private Party|
|August 02, 2014||Wedding Reception|
|April 17, 2014||Seminar|
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
Beans and Cornbread
Crazy (Gnarles Barkley)
Crema de la Crema *
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
Love Slips Away*
Manoir des mes Reves
Non, Je Ne Regrette RIen
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
|Aaron Walker||Director . Lead Guitar|
|Josie Toney||Fiddle . Voice|
|Luke Smith||Rhythm Guitar|
|Manuel Lopez||Drums . Percussion|
Influences & Inspiration
Primary influences are Django Reinhardt's Hot Club of France, and Pink Martini
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