Cockatoo Café, Dunolly
McLelland Art Gallery, birthday party
Festivals & Concerts : Benalla Festival, Commonwealth Games Arts Festival, Murtoa Festival, Moonee Valley Festival, Williamstown Festival, Cockatoo Cafe, Pasquini's and Montrose Arts Centre, Melbourne Summer Fun in the Parks
Events : National Gallery, Premier's Gala Ball at Crown Palladium, Southgate, Australian Tennis Open, Crown (Mothers' Day, Italian Festival), City of Melbourne
Restaurants/Cafes : Sofitel, Claypots, Ruckers, Zbar, Katcouta, Titanic theatre restaurant, Hotel Como, Yarra boat cruises
Weddings and parties : from ceremony to cocktails to receptions
: La Mer mp3
Swing 42 mp3 643kb, 41secs
El Choclo Tango mp3
The Flirting Mazurkas play
swinging jazz and latin songs,
tantalising gypsy melodies
and European cafe favourites
from a blend of charming vocals, dancing tunes
and infectious rhythms.
Jazz . . . French . . . Italian . . . Russian . . . Klezmer . . . Gypsy . . . Latin . . . Tango
The Flirting Mazurkas have been delighting audiences for many years with their joyous, moving and foot-tapping nostalgia and popular music. Jennifer, Phil and Ernie can draw on their vast repertoire of classics and gems to provide fabulous music for concerts, festivals, weddings or for any special event or function.
Their charming personalities, instruments and voices create a joyful feeling and can get those feet tapping and vocal chords crooning! Available on stage amplified to roving acoustic. From wedding ceremony to reception.
Jennifer Hawley is the gorgeous lead singer and guitarist. Jennifer has a fine reputation as a singer and guitarist. She trained classically and then in jazz. Bands present and past include: Parisienne Swing, Ruby and Giger, Continental Drift.
Phil Carroll is the debonair accordionist, flautist and singer (keyboard available). Phil is active in Melbourne's world music and jazz scenes on accordion, keyboards and flute. Bands present and past: Zingaro (latin), Yalla! (middle-eastern), Klezmeritis (E. European Jewish), Bohemian Nights .
Ernie Gruner is the passionate violinist, raconteur and percussionist. Ernie has over 40 recording credits and is active in Melbourne's world music and improvised music scenes. Bands present and past include: Jugularity (comedy cabaret), Klezmeritis, Yalla!, Bohemian Nights .
The band was setup and mainly performs as a trio, however adds double-bass (David Krycer), and drums (Denis Close) for large events eg National Art Gallery 6 concerts after dark, Premier's Gala Ball at Crown Palladium, big weddings.
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WEDDINGS & PARTIES
Just a short note to thank you all for the super music at our Party on the 2nd May at the West Brighton Club. Everything on the day was just perfect for what was one of the happiest days of our lives. Everyone has commented on the excellence and appropriateness of your music, and its contribution in making it a celebration of family joy and warmth. Regards Tony Avery
A special thanks to you and all of the other Flirting Mazurkas for the fantastic music at Stephen and Francesca's wedding last night! Sarah Berg
I just wanted to say thanks again for your great music on Saturday. The day
was a great success and your music was an integral part of it with many guests
commenting on how great it was. Once again many thanks. Cheers Anna & John
Thank you so very much to you, Ernie and Jo for a wonderful evening of music for my birthday. European Café music is a favourite of ours and the vitality and warmth of you rendition made the evening very special. Hopefully one day we’ll hear you perform again. Best wishes in all you endeavours. Lana Malakunas.
Thank you and congratulations on your great performance at the Champagne Breakfast and on the Cottage Stage at Moonee Valley Festivals’ Queens Park Sunday. The style of music you played really suited the audience and venue, creating a very sunny outdoor café atmosphere!
Please pass on my well wishes to the other members of the Flirting Mazurkas. I look forward to working with you again in the future.
Yours sincerely, Patricia Keeenan (co-ordinator) 2004 Moonee Valley Festival
I and a whole host of people would be delighted to act as referres for the band. Everyone I have spoken to thought you were fantastic and perfect for the event. The range of instruments was great and having the voilin and accordian was particularly evocative and really created the mood we wanted . As the organizer I found the bands professionalism and incredibly cooperative spirit an enourmous advantage.
Suzanne Heywood, Telstra Function, Melbourne University
Band was fantastic and even left the stage with the crowd begging for more! Victorian Premier's Gala Ball
I just wanted to say a very big thank you for helping organise entertainment for the Science Centenary Dinner last Thursday night - Jennifer, Ernie and Phil were all wonderful. I have received wonderful feedback from guests about the entertainment - they were a
Hi Ernie, I'd like to know more about...I saw the Flirting Mazurkas at Ruckers late July and really enjoyed the music. I would like to know if and when the band will put out a CD - hopefully it will include the guest appearance from your ABC friend (his Tango). Regards Will.
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JAZZ & LATIN
GYPSY / RUSSIAN
Jazz and Latin standards
GYPSY / RUSSIAN
5–9pm , 2010
June 30 & All Wednesdays in July 7th –28th , at NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA
Flirting Mazurkas Quintet – European cafe and dancing music.
Ernie Gruner (violin, mandolin, vocals), Jennifer Hawley (vocals, guitar), David Krycer (vocals, bass),
Jo Abbott (accordion, vocals), Denis Close (drums, percussion)
• 6.30pm: Puppentheater : European masterworks come to life in a magical performance,
including shadow puppets in the tradition of German animator Lotte Reiniger.
Creators Vanessa Chapple and Julian Chapple, puppeteers
European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th–20th Century
Cost Entry to the NGV for art after dark is free. Admission fees apply for European Masters and Introductory Talks (6pm).
Students receive $11 exhibition entry after 4pm. Last ticket sales at 7.30pm