PADAM SWING

Formed in 2013 Padam Swing is a unique Brooklyn-based “french gypsy jazz” band leaded by top-notch harmonica player Yvonnick Prene about to take the New York music scene by storm! Their incredibly thrilling music showcases virtuosic technique, electrifying improvisation, rapid tempos, daring key changes and eclectic musical literacy.

Padam Swing is a highly unique New York gypsy jazz band. Our repertoire includes classic American 30's and 40's jazz standards, bossa nova and French songs. With a line-up of virtuoso musicians, this ensemble features captivating violin and harmonica melodies, dazzling guitar stylings, and the sultry sounds of the upright bass.

Padam Swing melds the spirit of traditional gypsy jazz and French songs with modern grooves, improvisation and east coast attitude.  Inspired by the music of Parisian genius Django Reinhardt during the 30′s and 40’s, they continue the heritage while also showcasing original tunes written by their members.


Read Our Client Reviews

Social, Trade Show, Wedding & Dinner Parties, Corporate Events and Private Parties. Padam Swing provides elegant, background atmosphere, upbeat dance music, or a mix of both. Our formation (duo to sextet) can perform for ceremony, cocktail, dinner, or an entire event. For more information: padamswing@gmail.com

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"I am so glad that you and your group performed at this year's Ghouls and Gourds! You truly sounded wonderful…I am so glad that you had fun at the event. Wishing you the very best. "

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Josh Diamonds

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden

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"Dear Yvonnick Prene, for many years you have been entertaining Americans with your  harmonica concerts. You have managed to combine the French and American culture and specificities to promote our country. Know that your outstanding work caught my attention."

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Kate Riester

Boston French Cultural Center

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"Your band at the Piermont FlyWheel Gallery was a big hit. Everyone loved the sound and you gave my art show the kind of ambiance that I was looking for…. elegant and fun and kept the place at a lively pace. I received lots of terrific comments regarding the music and lots of interest in having you play. Best wishes, Rachele"

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Rachele Hunter

FlyWheel Gallery, Piermont NY 

A Few Of Our Previous Performances

Since its creation in 2013, Padam Swing has performed in many high-profile venues in New York City and Boston such as The Carnegie Hall, The Empire Roof Hotel, Sleep No More, The Pierre Hotel, Waldrof-Astoria, St Regis Hotel, New York Historical Society, The French Cultural Center (Boston), The Mandarin Hotel, The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Bohemian Festival and others.

Social, Trade Show, Wedding & Dinner Parties, Corporate Events and Private Parties. Padam Swing provides elegant, background atmosphere, upbeat dance music, or a mix of both. Our formation (duo to sextet) can perform for ceremony, cocktail, dinner, or an entire event. padamswing@gmail.com

Live at The Flatiron Room, Manhattan

Private Event at the Mandarin Hotel, New York

Padam Swing Quartet at The Pierre Hotel, New York


Padam Swing Trio at The New York Historical Society