Sway Jazz Ensemble - Music


Catch SWAY Jazz Ensemble at their weekly residency at Blondie Bar!
Every Friday night: 5 - 8pm
(cnr sturt st & southbank boulevard, southbank)


Sway has a strong and unique musical chemistry, developed while its members studied contemporary music together at the VCA. The group began playing together in early 2013. Through an ongoing residency at Blondie bar in the heart of Melbourne's arts precinct, they have further developed their repertoire and stage presence. Sway delivers classic jazz, skilfully treated with passion and musical sensitivity, and the security of reliability that comes only with experience.

Although the ensemble primarily acts as a trio, at the client's request the band can be arranged to include extra instrumentation such as a singer, trumpet or saxophone. With enough notice we can incorporate almost anything!


Thank you Sway Jazz ensemble for providing such a memorable wedding day for us. Walking down the aisle to your rendition of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow” is something that will stay with me for a long time...

You were professional, versatile and lots of fun. Having all our guests up and dancing for the afternoon was everything we hoped for...

We will definitely be looking for another occasional to book you again soon.
— Carly S.

Song List

Sway specialize in the jazz standard repertoire of the 20th century and aim to include all of your favourite show tunes and standards. We do perform contemporary pop sets on request - especially at weddings although this will need to be with a singer.

If you'd like us to play your favourite tune - let us know when booking us as we do take up to 4 requests from our example songlist and elsewhere. You can browse our repertoire below:

here is our example songlist


All photos taken by Patrick Holcombe. Sway Jazz Ensemble 2015. Melbourne