The Jack Earle Big Band returns to the MEMO stage after their acclaimed performance at “A Very Big Band Christmas” last year, to dazzle, entertain, and bring a brassy big band sound into your world! Featuring special guest vocalist Matt Hetherington, a myriad of world premiere performances of original compositions, and the toe-tapping standards you know and love, this night is set to be an event not to miss!

Jack Earle is a world-class pianist, trumpet player, conductor, composer, arranger and producer with over ten years’ professional experience in the music industry. As a versatile and prolific music aficionado, Jack is in high demand at schools, universities, theatre companies, workshops, performances and with iconic artists, such as Rhonda Burchmore, Tina Arena, David Campbell, Kate Ceberano, Rob Mills and more.

Jack’s professional theatre credits include: Dream Lover, Evita, The Who’s Tommy, and Kiss of the Spider Woman. His television credits include: Today Extra, Carols by Candlelight, and the Melbourne Cup Carnival. He has also composed and performed radio and television commercials for Origin Energy, Betstar, Cottees, and McCain. His recording credits include: David Campbell – Baby It’s Christmas, Kate CeberanoSweet Inspiration, The Jack Earle Big Band, The Jack Earle Trio – Is This Real?, and Rhonda Burchmore & The Jack Earle Big Band – A Red Hot Swingin’ Christmas (to be released Oct 2022).

Alongside his professional credits, Jack has carved a niche for himself as an artistic entrepreneur, forming The Jack Earle Big Band in 2008, aged twelve, and building it into Australia’s most exciting large jazz ensemble, combining his love of composition, arrangement and public entertainment. His business further expanded with the formation of The Jack Earle Trio in 2015, which focuses on improvisation, experimentation and the avant-garde, highlighting his ability to master multiple musical styles and cater for diverse audiences.

Jack is the consummate entertainer with a unique flair for out-of-the-box creative offerings, spanning both the mainstream and the fringe.

Matt Hetherington – His extraordinary voice and vitality on stage has earned him exceptional reviews both from his live band appearances and his numerous award -winning theatrical performances. Matt has won two Green Room Awards and the prestigious Helpmann Award (Australia’s Tony Award) as Lead Actor in a Musical in productions such as; The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Next To Normal and Hair. Matt has become one of the most sought after live acts in Australia, both as a feature solo artist and fronting the Matt Hetherington Band.


Doors 7.30pm , Showtime 8.00PM

TICKETS:$45/35/30+bf @
Venue: MEMO Music Hall 88 Acland Street St Kilda

Mick Pacholli

Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.        

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