“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.”
" Everybody fits in at the Green Tile Tango Club. Its the place to be seen. You could be watching someone – or someone could be watching you…"
BROADWAY WORLD REVIEW ADELAIDE
"The whole idea of a performance where songs of love and loss are related to various characters, all within one venue, makes for a very solid cabaret show. It is, of course, the excellent song-writing, the very fine guitar playing of Bill Atkinson, the magnificent voice of Jen de Ness, along with her story-telling skills, building a narrative that includes plenty of humour, and audience involvement without tears, that makes this such a special production. Watch out for a return visit, and be sure to get tickets."
Barry Lenny, BROADWAY WORLD REVIEW ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE JULY 2015
"Perth’s Jen de Ness, accompanied by husband Bill Atkinson on acoustic guitar, leads the audience through the interwoven stories of the dancers at the Green Tile Tango Club – named after her bathroom! Original bluesy-jazz numbers covering the tangled love affairs, breakups and love triangles of the characters are intermingled with classic torch songs – Peggy Lee’s “Fever!”, “The Man I Love”, and “Cry Me a River”.
De Ness’s sultry style is very strong in the lower register, and her insouciant attitude, use of minimal props and tongue-in-cheek quips bring the stories to life. De Ness inhabits her exotic characters as they work through attraction, passion and betrayal, all to the rhythm of the tango. The interaction between de Ness and Atkinson is both polished and intimate, without excluding the audience from their on-stage relationship.....
An interesting and original show by an engaging and amusing performer."
Louise Miller-Frost , THEATRE GUIDE ADELAIDE JULY 2015
GLAM ADELAIDE INTERVIEW WITH FRAN EDWARDS JULY 2015
REVIEWS & RECOMMENDATIONS FOR JEN DE NESS MUSIC
REVIEWS FROM LONDON SHOWS
“Jen de Ness is an absolute tour de force! Sultry, scintillating and completely mesmerising. Jen knows how to command the stage, her musicality and sheer skill was evident at her Pheasantry (LONDON) performance as she played with unfamiliar musicians yet boldly weaved and worked her way through a variety of bluesy, smoky numbers. Fantastic!”- Pheasantry Club LONDON
"Jen impressed us all at The Crazy Coqs in London - her musicality, her humour - she gets it, and she knows how to entertain an audience. She has a delicious voice and we can't wait for her return!”- Brasserie Zedel, LONDON
"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, 2019)
"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." Ellington Jazz Club fan
"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." Ellington Fan
"Beautiful tones and engaging performance. Not to be missed!" Fan, Melbourne Paris Cat Jazz
ELLINGTON JAZZ CLUB PERTH
"Amazing show! It made us feel like we were back in one of those Parisian Cabaret Clubs again."
- de Ness fan, Ellington Jazz Club
“An Entertaining, professional and classy show with great musicians”. Kathryn Richardson, fan Ellington Jazz Club April 2015
“Warm, sultry, alive, inclusive & some great original songwriting.” Francesca, fan Ellington Jazz Club April 2015
“JAZZ WITH PIZZAZZ: Jazz singer Jen de Ness, joins her sextet at The Ellington Jazz Club tomorrow night after a stint performing in London. This show at the Ellington marks a change of direction for de Ness as she seeks to bring her jazz blend to a wider audience……recently opening a recording studio in South Fremantle.”
-Stephen Bevis, Arts Editor, The West Australian news (July, 2014)
"Jen de Ness is nothing if not versatile. From Sultry Jazz and Bossa nova, to familiar swing tunes, blues to pop & her own cool originals, Jen collaborates with musicians in line-ups from duets to sextets.”
- Sarah McNeil, Post Newspaper (Nov 09, 2013)
PARIS CAT JAZZ CLUB MELBOURNE
“Great choice of songs; that warm, smooth voice supported by great players and arrangements and a room full of smiles - the best night I've had at the Paris Cat. Please move to Melbourne, so we can see more of Jen de Ness.”
-Gregg Boalch fan at PARIS CAT JAZZ CLUB (Dec 2014)
"An entertaining, warm and charming jazz cabaret performance by Jen de Ness at the Paris Cat Jazz Club - unforgettable!" Alice Hoel, Paris Cat Jazz Club July 2014
“Jen, it was a terrific vibe - you two mesh brilliantly together, and although I had checked out some youtube vids of your larger group prior to the Northbridge show and athough I loved what I saw of the big group songs, the duo is something really special.”
- Linda Dunjey Photography at NORTHBRIDGE PIAZZA SHOW (Nov 2014)
REVIEWS FROM SUBIACO THEATRE AND SUBIACO SUNSET CONCERTS
"A stand out hit during the City of Subiaco’s summer concert series, Sunday 21 August sees composers Jen de Ness and Bill Atkinson, return to bring you the uniquely entertaining de Ness jazz cabaret show to Subiaco Theatre. "
- Scoop Magazine (Aug 2011)
"A big crowd pleaser "
- City of Subiaco Sunset @ Subi Concert Series (Jan 2011)
REVIEWS FROM KULCHA CLUB 2010 SHOW
”Stunning Debut concert by Jen de Ness Sextet last night at Kulcha Club. Catch them if you Can = A totally class act.”
Leigh Jarrett, Events Coordinator 2010
CORPORATE REVIEWS & RECOMMENDATIONS FOR JEN DE NESS
Thank you very much for being here on NYE. 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
"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
“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.
"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
"Cool jazz tracks"
- Aurora Blue Records
"Gotan Project meets Edith Piaf...." The Ellington Jazz Club fan
"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