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DUO PAGE - ALEX BURNS & JEN HAWLEY




Alex and Jen recorded a four track EP available at gigs and on line
Keep on trying.
Don't cry baby.
Poor but ambitious.
I am going to sit right down and write myself a letter.
After numerous exciting improvisations together, whether gigs around Melbourne or Sunday afternoons on the back porch, Alex Burns and Jen Hawley realised it was time.
The chemistry was right. They had to commit to performing and recording as a duo. Constantly teaching and challenging each other, making for a dynamic musical partnership. These four tracks, part of a forthcoming full - length album, originated from their shared love of blues and early jazz.
One of Australia’s most respected acoustic musicians, Alex collaborated with guitarist Nick Charles for three albums, before making three solo albums, two of which featured Hawaiian steel guitar and were critically acclaimed worldwide. Originally from Glasgow, Scotland, famous for its blues singers, Alex plays resophonic guitars and ukulele with a deceptive ease born from years playing festivals, pubs and clubs from Australia to Fiji to Edinburgh.
Jen is a graduate of the late great jazz tutor Bruce Clarke, and has worked as a guitarist for the likes of Christophe Genoux, Great Chefs of Europe and Blue Drag. Originally from Sydney, Jen has been teaching and performing guitar for many years. She has diverse interests in jazz and world music. Jen is constantly in demand for sessions, live performance, teaching and recording projects.

Alex Burns selected performances and recordings
Byron Bay blues festival, Noosa Heads jazz fest, Melbourne blues festival
Melbourne jazz festival, Port Fairy folk festival, Apollo Bay festival
Brunswick festival, Bridgetown blues festival, Brisbane steel guitar festival
Edinburgh festival, Wangaratta jazz festival, Fiji Islands various extravaganza’s
The Road More Travelled (Newmarket music new 1005.2)
Cordially Yours (Newmarket music new 1043.2)
Anywhere Anytime (Blackmarket music bmm 213.2)
Twilight Blues (Blackmarket music 237.2)
The Blues is here to stay (Newmarket music new 3164.2)
Adventures in Paradise (Newmarket music new 3256.2)

Jen Hawley selected performances and recordings
Glamour Bar Shanghai China, MCG Melbourne, Arts Centre Melbourne
Crown Casino, Regent Theatre, National Folk festival Canberra
Frankston guitar festival, Paco Festa, Bayside festival, Bendigo festival
Maroondah festival, Winter Arts festival
2002 Parisienne Swing by the Great Chefs of Europe
2003 Dr Knickerbocker by Mike Jackson
2003 Dark Water Tango by Phil Carroll and David Wayman
2004 Cumquat Guitars Anthology - Bruce Clarke
2005 She Fly Away by Skirl
2007 Adventures in Paradise - Alex Burns


Jen Hawley and Alex Burns with Andy Ross on Double Bass, Prahran Market 1/4/2012

For more information on Jen go to her webpage. JEN HAWLEY'S WEB PAGE
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