Our Story

A rent party is a social occasion where tenants hire a musician or band to play and pass the hat to raise money to pay their rent, originating in Harlem during the 1920s. It is with this spirit of music made for fun in small spaces that we approach the music. It's swingin', hot, danceable, and most of all FUN!

Comprised of an eclectic group of Austin transplants, Rent Party brings a unique blend of musicians from varied musical backgrounds and influences.  This diversity manifests in a fresh blend of hot jazz, vintage swing, and jazz manouche.  

Rent Party Is: 

Jamey Cummins - Guitar/Vocals

Alex Connor - Guitar/Vocals

Alen Celeli - Violin

Phil Spencer - Bass

David Jellema - Cornet/Clarinet

Sarah Ulloa - Vocals/Drums