Destination Moon

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

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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

Earlier Event: April 16
Jazz and Cocktails - Lui Bar
Later Event: August 20
Lui Bar Jazz and Cocktails

For bookings contact Destination Moon at +61408176815 or