Bio

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Jen Hawley is a troubadour extraordinaire!

Jen Hawley is a troubadour extraordinaire!  Best known for her work as a guitarist and vocalist, Jen’s diverse performances range from sublime jazz ensembles to fabulous roving characters. Jen has been playing in bands around Australia and Asia for the past ten years and has established a fine reputation as a guitarist, singer and composer. She trained in classical guitar, studied jazz with Bruce Clarke and has been teaching for many years. During the last 5 years Jen has also made a name for herself as a guitar workshop tutor at community music events and is a founder of the successful Community project ‘supporting Women in Blues’.

Jen now has diverse interests in jazz and world music. She performs regularly at popular venues with The Royal High Jinx, Alanna and Alicia Egan, Alex Burns, Great Chefs of Europe, Flirting Mazurkas, Groove Electrique, Ruby and Ginger and the Tall Poppies.

Career highlights include NYE in Shanghai for the Glamour Bar, the MCC Grand Final Lunch, St Kilda Festival, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and 100’s of fabulous corporate events for clients such as VRC, Tennis Australia, IBM, ANZ and Clayton Utz.

So where has Jen been all your life?

Corporate Clients include:
National Gallery of Victoria opening weekend
Melbourne Cricket Club – Grand Final lunch
Melbourne Food & Wine Festival opening event
Grand Prix CEO retirement dinner
Olympic Games Parade 2004
Australian Tennis Open Championships
Victorian Racing Club – Melbourne Cup
Victoria University – Dean’s dinner
IBM
Clayton Utz
TXU (now TRUenergy)
Myer VIP Charity Ball
Delfin Lend Lease
ANZ Private Bank
Geelong Football Club
ETM
BT Financial Group
Australian Institute of Credit Management
Wilkhahn Asia Pacific
Institute of Transport Engineers
Fund Executives Association Ltd
AWM Electrical

And many more…

Venues include:
Glamour Bar, Shanghai, China
Sofitel Hotel
Parliament House
Grand Hyatt Hotel
Regent Theatre
National Gallery of Victoria
Port Melbourne Yacht Club
MCG
Arts Centre
Southbank
Crown Casino

And many more…

Festivals include:
Moomba Festival
Port Fairy Festival
St Kilda Festival,
National Folk Festival Canberra
Frankston International Guitar Festival
Paco Festa
Moonee Valley Festival
Bayside Festival
Bendigo Festival
Maroondah Festival
Winter Arts Festival

And many more…

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