Featured Artists

Band details and demos

May Johnston

Funk, Jazz, R&B, Soul

Her performances are honest, real and highly entertaining. May delivers with her dynamic vocal ability and strong stage presence on every occasion. A song writer, vocal coach and an international recording artist with a band signed to Freestyle Records in the UK; her performances have received worldwide reviews.

Reviews – “New vocalist May Johnston makes her presence felt on title track, combining the best elements of Marva Whitney and Spanky Wilson on a sure-fire dance floor destroyer!” – JB HiFi

“May Johnston, has a voice that can only make your jaw drop… Her unique tones, technical ability and spirit flows through her music. Having had the privilege of watching and sharing the stage with her. She should be up there with all the iconic singers, I know that anyone who has seen May Johnston perform will be enriched through her music. – Tommy Rando (Taxiride)

Having just returned from a European tour; performing at Glastonbury Music Festival in UK and St Paul Soul and Jazz Festival, May is in the process of writing her solo album to be released next year.

Since 2010; May Johnston’s career has strengthened year after year, receiving great receptions for her live performances and album broadcasts from Australia, Europe and USA. As a lead singer of Deep Street Soul and a regular performer with the legendary Grand WaZoo 13 piece band; she continues to develop her art through singing at Festivals, live radio interviews, mentoring others and coaching performance workshops. Melbourne wedding band, Melbourne function band.

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The Tarantinos

Blues, Motown, Rock 'n' Roll, Rockabilly

Inspired by the Writer/Director Quentin Tarantino, these Melbourne musicians formed The Tarantinos based on their fascination with his incredible, eclectic soundtracks.

Matching the famous Director’s flair for doing things his own way, they bring their own brand of raucous, high energy performance to the stage. They play the best known, (and some lesser known) songs from many of his classic films, which includes Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Death Proof, Kill Bill and more. The Tarantinos embody all the hard hitting style of the films from which they play.

With audio samples from the films, sharp costumes and an attitude to match, The Tarantinos bring their energy across the various musical genres that accompany films that have inspired them for many years. The Surf/Rock classics like Dick Dale’s “Misirlou”, The Lively Ones “Surf Rider”, George Baker Selection’s “Little Green Bag” and April March’s Chick habit are just a few of the amazing selection.

Get in touch with us at Melbourne jazz to book The Tarantinos for your next function!

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Florelie Escano

Blues, Funk, Jazz, Motown, R&B, Soul

Florelie Escano is a Melbourne soul singer/songwriter with a powerful voice. Her songs reflect personal experiences, carefully crafted lyrics and full, groove and horn driven instrumental arrangements.

In 2009, Florelie started her own soul band, entering Melbourne’s thriving live music scene with a Monday night residency at The Espy (St.Kilda) supporting Hiphop Artist, “LOTEK.” Several gigs followed, including support spots for Arrested Development, Soul II Soul, Roy Ayers. Outside of her own projects, she tours nationally and internationally with LOTEK’s hiphop/reggae collective, “Rebel Hifi”, playing festivals (Falls/Glastonbury).

Florelie Escano’s first 7” vinyl release, double-A-side of “Moody Blues”/“The Liberating Kind”, was recorded with Australia’s finest musicians including members of R&B sensation, “Electric Empire”. Look out for her national single launch tour followed by her debut album launch.

Let Melbourne Jazz make your next event memorable with Florelie Escano performing live!

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Who is Melbourne Jazz

Who we are and What we do


Melbourne Jazz represents some of Melbourne’s finest singers and musicians. We provide live entertainment for venues, events and functions. Performing at iconic Melbourne live music institutions and for functions both corporate and private (weddings included), we offer a variety of styles. Everything from soul, latin, Motown, reggae, jazz, blues and much, much more. We do it all.

If you’re looking for exciting, quality live music, then you’ve come to the right place!


We can tailor-make a band for any situation. Just fill out the contact form letting us know what you need, and we’ll put together a winning combo. Any genre, line-up or size- just let us know. It’s that easy!


At Melbourne Jazz, we know live music! Shoot us a line, and we’ll not only suggest a killer line-up to make your event come alive, but also advise you of all the nitty-gritty you may not have thought of. Let us take the stress out of your next function!


No problems! Let us know what to aim for, and we’ll advise you of the best live music solution for your financial means.

So don’t miss out- book now to experience Melbourne’s best live music with Melbourne Jazz!

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