“This is one of those albums that you will find yourself listening to time and again. With a very fine group of musicians behind her, and de Ness using her exceptionally expressive voice to its full, this will become one of your favourite Albums. ”
“If you like Jazz, Easy Listening, Bossa nova and Blues you'll love Jen de Ness Music. Based in Australia, the band will be touring soon. "Cry Me a River" is my new favorite. Take a listen..”
— Best of Summer Listening US 2016
“Each track moves seamlessly from one tune to the next in a soulful journey of smooth original jazz, blues and delectable bossanova. Jen’s smooth and sultry vocals are layered with her warm harmonies and supported by some of the best Australian musicans. Every song has the smooth, well-loved signature “de Ness” sound, with much variation in each song’s feel, ensuring each track is sure to be somebody’s favourite. ”
— SEE THINGS LIKE YOU ALBUM REVIEW
“SEE THINGS LIKE YOU Is Top Quality Cabaret. Jen has recruited 3 of Adelaide's finest jazz musicians for these shows. Jen is a most expressive singer, with a unique ability to create and rapidly switch between characters, with all of the emotional content in the songs subtly dealt with. Be sure to catch her shows whenever she is in Adelaide.”
REVIEWS & RECOMMENDATIONS FOR JEN DE NESS
CAVERSHAM HOUSE MOTHERS DAY 2015
"Jen de Ness was fantastic on Mother's Day. Jen herself was very enthusiastic and professional towards her work. The group were well liked by our dining guests and some didn't want the music to stop! I would highly recommend Jen de Ness to other businesses and will probably request her again for our next event!"
Kris van der Walt (Caversham House) – May 2015
Thank you very much for being here on NYE(2014). Everyone had a lovely time and there were great comments about the evening. All the best for the future and see you here again soon. Thank you again. "
Alicia Ryan, Manager HYATT REGENCY PERTH (Dec 2014).
"Jen's quartet performed to a packed house at a New Orleans themed function in the Caduceus Club Room at Gloucester Park in June. A great energy and versatility that attracted double the usual crowd for this event. The Committee and Club members were very enthusiastic in their feedback. Thanks Jen!" - Manager Caduceus Club (2013)
"I booked Jen de Ness Jazz Duo for a semi-formal awards night and they were an absolute hit for young an old. Their playing (and singing) skills are of high technical quality but they make the event fun and relaxing by delivering in an entertaining way. The jazz was excellent and the atmosphere was brilliant. Would book them again at the first opportunity."
- Kenley Gordon, Head of Marketing Central Institute of Technology
“As the Events Officer at the City of Belmont, I engaged Jen de Ness to perform at the annual Jazz in the Park concert in November 2011. Jen performed in a sextet which worked absolutely wonderful and created a superb atmosphere for City of Belmont residents and the wider community at the quaint park, Tomato Lake. Jen was very professional from my dealings with her right from the start, throughout the event day, as well as post event. Her humble and gentle nature also showed in her performance.
Comments reported from the event surveys indicated the audience were truly impressed by the world-class musicians including the children who danced in front of the stage to every song. I highly recommend Jen de Ness to perform at your next party, function or event as she can accommodate for all needs.”
- Marielle Azzopardi, Events Manager at City of Belmont. (2011)
"It was an absolute pleasure to have Jen de Ness Jazz Duo perform for us... The sweet tones of Jen’s jazzy voice coupled with the backup music from Bill on the guitar added to the night’s atmosphere by creating a classy, elegant yet fun evening for all."
- Leanne Rodrigues, Marketing & Events Coordinator
"Thank you again for your beautiful music at our Engagement Party on Saturday. It was a big hit and everyone loved it. Very professional and perfect for the crowd. Much appreciated. Dave and Jen." August, 2018 Engagement Party Function at Inglewood Hotel
"Cool jazz tracks"
- Aurora Blue Records
"Gotan Project meets Edith Piaf...." The Ellington Jazz Club fan (June 2011)
"Jen is a wonderful singer and entertainer, with an original musical style and an engaging personality on stage. Her songs are wide-ranging in the subjects they address, and in their genre. She can capture an audience with a ballad, and get them on their feet with a dance number." Vivienne Glance, Freelance Playwright, Dramaturge & Performer
FACEBOOK RECOMMENDATIONS FROM JEN DE NESS PUBLIC SHOWS:
"I've had the pleasure of seeing Jen de Ness a number of times now, both in Perth and in Melbourne, and with different backing line-ups. Each time she exudes warmth, humour and talent when delivering her music and stories. Great voice, great music - and you come away smiling. Strongly recommended - I give her a consistent 5 stars." Gregg Boalch, Paris Cat Melbourne & Ellington Jazz Club and Ocean Studios Fan
"Jen wooed us with her velvet voice, had us singing and laughing in our journey through Jacqui and Pierre’s stories of heartbreak and survival. An engaging, fun and energetic performance. Loved it!" Deborah Fukuyama (Ellington Jazz Club Show, 2018)
"What a wonderful way to spend a wet Sunday afternoon at the Navy Club, Fremantle Jazz Festival! Really enjoyed the band and your amazing voice and variety of music. Definitely another fan!" Jane Ponsonby, show at Jazz Fremantle
"Great entertainer who has a variety of music and amazing talent. She looks so relaxed and enjoys her craft." Sandra Mcalpine 2017 fan from Ellington
"We loved every moment! A polished but warm and intimate performance, oozing incredible talent & passion." Colleen Ball, Regular fan from Ellington Jazz Club.
"Well Jen de Ness has a new fan! Loved Jen's wonderful voice, songs that told a story all with Jen's warm and humourous character depictions - A very very talented artistic lady. The band are great too! Fab night had by all." Dal Ellington Fan
"Beautiful tones and engaging performance. Not to be missed!" Bev De Jong, Melbourne Paris Cat Jazz
VOICE AND MOVEMENT WORKSHOPS
“Jen de Ness is a very creative & dynamic music/drama coach. Jen helped me to tap into my voice & express myself through music. For a long time I believed I couldnt sing, I had no prior training before I attended Jen's 'Voice Dance Singers Workshop' which culminated in a performance & CD launch at the end of the workshop. It remains one of the highlights of my life and I will always be grateful for the opportunity of being part of a most memorable event. The workshop opened up many doors for me and has helped me on a personal & professional level. I look forward to participating in any future workshops by Jen de Ness.
Francesca, Voicedance Client
“Jen De Ness loves making music, and sharing her musical knowledge and skills with beginners, music students and professional musicians. She understands that music making needs to be fun as well as challenging, and she is very enthusiastic and encouraging to her students. Her workshops are creative and joyful. For anyone shy of singing she is kind and gentle and an expert at motivation.”
Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Creative.
Margot, Voicedance Client