House Concerts

Jennis has now played numerous concerts and we want to play more! We love the intimacy, the relaxed, friendly environment, the attentive listening and the many wonderful people we have gotten to meet.

Want to host a House Concert?  Contact us and let’s discuss! We have collaborated with first-time hosts for highly successful events. Here is a great description of the growing phenomenon of House Concerts so you will understand the distinction between a concert and a party and the basics of how they work: What is a House Concert?  (Note that our show, unlike the description in the link, is amplified in order to balance all of our instruments and we bring all necessary equipment.)

Here is a clip from a house concert we did in Stony Mountain, Manitoba in July 2016 …

As our first experience for a house concert, we were absolutely impressed with their presentation, talent and repertoire. Their musical skills and personalities made it a wonderful evening. Our audience really enjoyed them and we are seriously considering bringing them back again.
We would highly recommend them.

~ Josef & Lise, Kingston, ON, 2019

When Jennifer and Dennis got here they set up quickly & professionally. The first piece was spectacular, and set the tone for the rest of the evening. They have a full & large sound that might come from a 3 or 4 member group. They were in touch with the audience, so much so that they encouraged our friend’s 10 yr old sing along with them on a few songs; we loved it. They even sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY  for our brother. The second set was even better than the first!

During the sets we saw a great musical depth and versatility seldom seen. Each piece was unique and entertaining. We enjoyed World Class Music in our own home, and maybe you can too! When they are rich and famous stars, we will have great memories of them being here. They are welcome back ANYTIME!!!

~ Dave Hiebert, Stony Mountain, MB, 2016

Here is a video from a Toronto house concert in May 2016:

Some very kind words from the presenters of @Auer-House Concerts:

I first saw Jennis play at a Showcase sponsored by the Toronto Blues Society and was so impressed by their energy, enthusiasm and the amazing  music they produced, that I knew that I would want to host them for a house concert in the future. When Jennis played @AUER-House in Toronto in October 2017, they proved to be everything we had hoped for and so much more.

Jennis electrified our audience with their music and their personalities. To say that Jen and Dennis are excellent musicians would be an understatement. Their mastery of a wide variety of instruments produces unique sounds, covering a wide range of genres, including folk, jazz, blues, rock and pop. One does not usually think of a cello or a didgeridoo as folk instruments but it sure works for Jennis. Their versatility and energy is absolutely amazing.

Jen and Dennis are perfect for a house concert setting. They are friendly, personable, charming, intelligent, knowledgeable, talented, spontaneous, enthusiastic, and just good people. They support their music with interesting, fun stories which they share  and create a warm relationship with the audience. 

We would strongly recommend Jennis to anyone who hosts house concerts and can guarantee that you and your guests will have a wonderful time.  To see/hear/experience Jennis is to love them. 

~ George & Monica Auerbach, Auerhouse Concerts, Thornhill, ON

Photos by Peter Fowler, hosting Jennis at his fine Ottawa home, July 2019.