Destination Moon

Melbourne based swing trio born out of the love for the retro, chic, cool of 30s, 40s and 50s jazz.

7:30 pm19:30

Album Launch at Paris Cat

Photo by Tiago Brissos at The Butterfly Club, Melbourne

Photo by Tiago Brissos at The Butterfly Club, Melbourne

Find Jennifer Salisbury, Sam O'halloran and Hiroki Hoshino from Destination Moon at The Paris Cat on Thursday April 20th. We will be joined by a three piece horn section and Selene Messinis on piano to perform the songs of "Unspoken Rule" .

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Event Information:

Unspoken Rule is an 8 piece jazz band featuring Jennifer Salisbury (vox) and James Mustafa (trumpet).

Intrigue - Romance - Desire - Love - Heartbreak - Despair - Hope - Everything, in fact, that makes life worth living. 

This is the story of ‘Unspoken Rule’, a jazz project built around the endless ramification of love, as narrated through Jennifer Salisbury’s songs. 

An enchanting singer with a natural sense of swing, Jennifer Salisbury has made a name of herself among the jazz community with her breezy renditions of the american songbook. 
When onstage, she channels the great voices of the ‘40s and ‘50s guiding her audience in a time-traveling roller-coaster of emotions, navigating the history of jazz. Her own songwriting is deeply influenced by the golden era of jazz; it’s almost impossible to tell apart the songs that she wrote herself, from the classic repertoire she draws from to tell the Unspoken Rule story; songs immortalized by Billie Holiday, Chet Baker, Doris Day, Benny Goodman, in unexpected arrangements by James Mustafa, turning the project into a balancing act between the vintage and modern esthetics. 

Led by the incandescent Jennifer Salisbury, the band comprises of a dream team of talented musicians, some of the best of the vibrant Melbourne Jazz community. James Mustafa, an inventive composer, bandleader and multi-instrumentalist, has been experimenting with jazz orchestration through the Melbourne Composers Big Band, his own James Mustafa Jazz Orchestra and his work with the Horns of Leroy and Backburners; Sam O’ Halloran is a fixture in the Melbourne Gypsy Swing Scene, after mastering the idiom in France; Trent Howard’s signature voice on the tenor sax has made him a favourite among the big band and swing bands; Aaron Rodriguez makes his baritone sax the gravitational point in any band that he plays in; Selene Messinis is a fiery pianist, constantly exploring a range of rhythmic patterns, from european minimalism to latin’ Hiroki Hoshino is one of the hardest-working and versatile double bassists in the community, having played with a vast array of greats, from Allan Browne and Tony Gould to Gerald Clayton and Enrico Rava; Tim Clifton has been playing drums since he was nine and since his graduation from the Monash University Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music he’s been performing alongside some of the most respected national and international jazz artists. 

Line Up:

Hiroki Hoshino: Double Bass
James Mustafa: Trumpet and Arrangements
Aaron Rodrigues: Baritone Sax
Trent Howard: Tenor Sax
Drums: Tim Clifton
Vox: Jen Salisbury
Guitar: Samual O'halloran
Piano: Selene Messinis

6:30 pm18:30

Jazz and Cocktails - Lui Bar

Views, sunset, cocktails, fine wine and the best jazz that Melbourne has to offer. This happens every Sunday afternoon at Melbourne's finest - The Lui Bar.

From 3-6:30pm Destination Moon will perform the swing classics from the 30's,40's and 50's.

Free entry

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3:00 pm15:00

Jazz Heights - Lui Bar

  • Lui Bar

Sunset glow, cocktails and jazz provided by Destination Moon. The ultimate in romance and indulgence. 3-6:15 pm. Free Entry. Level 55, The Rialto, Collins Street, melbourne. 

10:30 am10:30


Destination Moon will be performing at 12 noon - 1pm during the gourmet picnic. The day also includes a flower show and gardening and floral demonstrations.
Cost is $45 which includes a gormet picnic lunch and access to gardens and demonstartions.

Tickets and info here

8:00 pm20:00

Private Gatsby Party

The swingin' 20's, the Gatsby Glamour. A big band provided by Destination Moon for a Melbourne house party.

3:00 am03:00

Lui Bar - Jazz Heights

Views, Jazz, Heights and Glorious Cocktails

Join Destination Moon as they continue their jazz residency at Lui Bar - Vue de Monde.

Vue de Monde and Lui Bar have been supporting the Melbourne jazz scene with there Sunday afternoon jazz sessions. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the atmosphere of Melbourne's best cocktail bar. Free entry.

Lui bar is located at level 55, The rialto, Collins Street, Melbourne

6:30 pm18:30

Paul Purcell Winter Wonderland Fundraising Gala

Friday 19th August, 6:30pm at $50/person

Join us for a heart-warming three course dinner at NewHope’s Community Events Room. It is an event not to be missed and will be filled with music, silent auctions and the joy of giving to raise funds to support a family recovering from a spinal injury.

This event has been sold out. To register your interest in attending the next dinner, please email

7:30 pm19:30

GWA Group Corporate Event

Encore St Kilda Sea Baths will play host to the GWA Group Corporate Dinner. Destination Moon is proud to perform at this event on behalf of Instinct Music. Private Event.

3:00 pm15:00

Lui Bar, Jazz, Romance, Views

Melbourne's best kept secret is the Lui Bar. Free entry, amazing cocktails and a view to melt your heart. Stay till after sun down and enjoy the romantic lighting and relaxation of Lui Bar.

On Sunday July 31, Destination Moon will be performing three sets of classic, fun jazz.

Every Sunday Lui Bar supports melbourne jazz artists by showcasing their talents from 3-6:15pm.

2:00 pm14:00

Mornington Peninsula Jazz Festival

Destination Moon is proud to perform for the 2016 Mornington Peninsula Jazz Festival. The whole weekend will be filled with magnificent jazz. We will be performing two shows on Sunday June 12. 2-4pm at Gods Kitchen (Free) and 7pm - 9pm at the Mornington Bowling Club ($10). Head to the beach this queens birthday weekend. Purchase your tickets at

5:30 pm17:30

Monash Art Galley Gala Dinner

Each year the MGA hosts a gala dinner to raise funds for this magnificent art and community space. Destination Moon will be performing live jazz for cocktails and silent auction.

2016 MGA Gala Dinner and VIP Preview of China: Grain to Pixel. 150 years of Chinese photography.

Enjoy exquisite fine dining and a fundraising auction while MGA reveals a suite of stunning visual and sensory experiences.

5:00 pm17:00

Private 70th Sorrento

Roaring 40's Birthday Party: Sorrento 

Destination Moon perform at many parties and functions throughout the year.

This Saturday we will be in beautiful Sorrento for a wonderful 70th.

Blessings to the hosts and guests

DM xx

3:00 pm15:00

Lui Bar - Sunset Sensation

It takes a knockout food-and-drink offering to distract from that view. Fortunately, Lui is more than up to the task, with an Australian-accented selection that is deferential, rather than tongue-in-cheek. Polished staff take orders at the table, and may even prepare your drink there, too. There’s a sense of theatre to the Vodka Pour Over, a slow-drip assembly of Belvedere Vodka and single-estate coffee, which takes the cake as Melbourne’s finest Espresso Martini. - Time Out Magazine

Destination Moon will be performing jazz sensations, and guess what? There is even room to dance.

4:30 pm16:30

Private Wedding - The Lake House, Daylesford

The newly opened Waterfront Pavailion is a magical space. Overlooking Lake Daylesford and with walls of glass that open, you feel like you're floating on the water.   

Destination Moon look forward to performing for a marvellous couple this Anzac Day weekend.

3:00 pm15:00

Lui Bar - Sophisticated Cocktails

Destination Moon perform from 3-6pm. Stay for the sunset and cocktails at Lui Bar.

Lui bar is the epitome of class and charisma. Whether you seek an intimate Tete-a-tete on our chaise lounge clusters or an elegant bar-side celebration, every seat enjoys spectacular views over Melbourne. Boasting an extensive wine, Champagne, beer and spirit collection, plus a tempting snack menu, Lui bar is ideal for a casual pre or post-dinner tipple or for a dedicated evening of fun and frivolity

3:00 pm15:00

Lui Bar - Jazz Heights

Lui Bar offers a romantic 360-degree view over a sparkling Melbourne night as you sip a cocktail and listen to Destination Moon.

Level 55 Rialto Towers 525 Collins St

(03) 9691 3888 for reservations - free entry

6:00 pm18:00

Private Wedding - Vue de Monde

It doesn’t get much more meaningful, exciting and special than a wedding celebration and we LOVE being a part of such a milestone occasion. 
Vue de monde is testament to the belief that dining can be a wondrous, unforgettable experience, and pays homage to classical fine dining in a modern context.
Destination Moon look forward to performing for this bride and groom to be.

3:00 pm15:00

Lui Bar - Sophisticated Cocktails

Lui bar is the epitome of class and charisma. Whether you seek an intimate Tête-à-tête on our chaise lounge clusters or an elegant bar-side celebration, every seat enjoys spectacular views over Melbourne. Boasting an extensive wine, Champagne, beer and spirit collection, plus a tempting snack menu, Lui bar is ideal for a casual pre or post-dinner tipple or for a dedicated evening of fun and frivolity. Named in honour of Luigi Grollo, Lui bar's unmatched ambience echoes the opulence of Gold rush-era Melbourne as reflected in both our cocktail list and decor. The impressive, custom-made bar is crowned by Mikala Dwyer's breathtaking 'chandelier’ of transparent clouds, a special commission from her series ‘Empty Sculptures’. Fabricated from industrial residual plastic, these forms play with the definition of sculpture and suspense, celebrating the spirit of reinvention so central to Lui bar experience.

Level 55, The Rialto, 525 Collins Street

Phone 03 9691 3888 or email

12:00 pm12:00

Olivigna, Boutique Italian Winery

You'll love the olive grove, citrus orchard, kitchen garden and Mediterranean landscaping all seen from the cobblestone piazza.
In the villa-like restaurant, venue and enoteca you'll appreciate the estate-grown produce and our house-made pastas, breads and preserves.
Enjoy a unique dining experience. Master an Italian cooking class. Join a fun bocce game. Relax with family and friends. Enjoy your own great Italian escape.

Destination Moon will be performing in The Piazza, Sunday January 31st. For Restaurant bookings please phone (03) 9844 4676 or email INFO@OLIVIGNA.COM.AU

Olivigna is located at 54-56 BRUMBYS RD WARRANDYTE VIC 3134

12:30 pm12:30

Oaks Day Lunch - Private Party

Oaks Day is an occasion for the ladies to express their own signature style, amid a spectacular racing backdrop. Flemington becomes awash of colour on  Oaks Day: this is the time for cosmetic bloom, romantic looks and delicate fabrics. 

Destination Moon will be providing the retro, chic, cool jazz for this private corporate party.

For bookings contact Destination Moon at +61408176815 or