Destination Moon Jazz Trio are born out of the love for the vintage, chic, and style of 30s, 40s and 50s jazz.
With the conviction and dynamics of vocalist Jennifer Salisbury, the tenacity and experience of guitarist Sam O'Halloran and the hard swinging virtuosity of whiz kid double bassist Hiroki Hoshino, any venue can become a smokey 30's jazz club or a swinging 50's bar.
If you are looking for a cool vibe for a party, function or wedding, Destination Moon will rocket you back in time and forward in class.
Dr Crask and His Swingin' Elixir
We are a hot swing band playing the Savoy Ballroom classics with blues infused solos from Keaton Tait on guitar.
A short biography
Whatever ails you, a dose of Dr Crask and his Swingin' Elixir is guaranteed to get you on your feet. Playing swing tunes predominantly of the 30's and 40's, the Swingin' Elixir kicks out the dancing tunes with Lindy Hop in mind. You'll hear songs that were performed by the likes of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Prima just to name a few. The 3 piece rhythm section, and 3 piece horn section, together with the silky smooth vocals of Jen Salisbury, comprise this 'little big-band'.
A long biography
Gregory Craske formed this band initially to play his charity event called Swingin’ The Blues Away 2013; a swing dance event that raised money for an organization dealing with mental health issues in our community. A keen Lindy Hopper himself, his focus has been on playing the tunes of the Savoy Ballroom era, and to re- imagine the jumpin’ vibe of this iconic dance hall with a smaller and more portable ensemble. The arrangements are both drawn from original charts and also arranged by members of the group. The lush horn section and guitar that draws on early blues forms provides a splash of individuality, and some red hot solos. The vocals of Jennifer Salisbury round off the sound with a timbre and delivery well- matched to the era of choice.