The Perfect Sound

As an accomplished jazz clarinetist and saxophonist, my training and experience has exposed me to some of the best musicians and classic jazz music from around the world. I’ve been performing professionally since 1994 and received high acclaim for providing the ideal musical settings at swing dance events, weddings and jazz clubs across Australia. Get in touch today to discuss how a jazz band will be the perfect addition to your next event.


From Trios to Big Bands


3-5 musicians

Small Groups

Trios and quartets are perfect for almost any event regardless of how large or small the venue. Working with only Melbourne's best jazz musicians you'll enjoy excellent music at an affordable price.


6-7 musicians


Mid-sized jazz bands can bring more 'life to the party': you'll get a larger sound offering more versatility and variety for your event.


8+ musicians

Bigger Bands

Whether it's a themed 20s night, swing dance or concert, a big band will bring an unrivalled level of sophistication to any event.


"Swing Patrol has enjoyed working with Jason Downes for almost ten years.  Jason always provides a range of bands and musicians that perfectly suit the needs of Swing Patrol's many dance events. From small ensembles in an intimate space, to a big band for a thousand dancers at The Melbourne Town Hall, Jason crafts the band line up, numbers played and the musical energy to make our events magical. When the dancers realise Jason is our band leader, they know to bring three pairs of shoes.  It's going to be a great dance night."

Claudia Funder, Director, Founder, Swing Patrol 


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