Esstee Big Band is Melbourne’s hardest-swinging 18-piece jazz ensemble. Synonymous with toe-tapping, swing dancing good times, Esstee Big Band performs the best of the classic big band vocal repertoire, as well as the most exciting instrumentals and original compositions in town. Featuring fabulous singers Margot Leighton and Zac Teichmann, Esstee has played around Melbourne for the past 15 years, including regular performances at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, The Spotted Mallard, The Penny Black, Manchester Lane, Stonnington Jazz and many more. If you like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connick Jr, Nina Simone, Michael Buble or even a bit of Basie, Mingus or Ellington, then Esstee Big Band is the band for you!
Folk musician Bob Hutchison's performances marry his singular tenor voice, dynamic finger-picked guitar and lively bluegrass-inspired rhythms with a consummate troubadour's sensibility.
Bob's songs are vibrant, his narratives and characters vivid with action and antiquity. His deft lyricism spans tall-tales, philosophical imagery and melancholy ballads with confidence and wisdom.