We are excited to welcome an incredible lineup of live music at MLX 2023!
Led by award-winning trumpeter and singer Eamon McNelis, The Skellingtons play evocative, swinging tunes from the 1930s and 1940s. Repertoire includes songs from the catalogues of Billie Holiday, Lil Hardin, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, Hoagy Carmicheal and more. Eamon McNelis was the 2010 winner of the Wangaratta Jazz Award for Brass, and is known for his work with Flap!, The Big Idiot Club, JAZZPARTY, The Meltdown and many others.
The Georgia Brooks Band
The Oz Big Band
Chonk is one of Melbourne‘s hottest swing outfits specialising in the music of Count Basie and the Benny Goodman sextet. Chonk brings an energy and authenticity to their music that excites both the ears and the feet. Combining the talents of some of Melbourne’s most established musicians as well as its rising stars, Chonk captures the fervour and passion of swing in the 1940‘s along with the creativity and edge of early Bebop. Whether you want to dance to stomping rhythms or sit and listen to romantic melodies, Chonk will have you grinning ear to ear.
The Brunswick Big Band
Brunswick Big Band has only entered the performance space this year, but they sure have entered with a bang! They are an 18-piece band that get together each week to play swing, funk, Latin and contemporary jazz. Between the hurricane of horns and rambunctious rhythm section, the dedicated band has a lot of sound to brighten your day.