About Us

The Jazzy Cats2

The Jazzy Cats are Melbourne’s coolest children’s Jazz band.
They are made up of five cool Jazzy Cats; Dom Bello (Guitar), Danielle Ashcroft (Vocal), Ainsley Finn (Piano), Adam Spegial (Double Bass), Justin Olsen (Drums).

The band met whilst they were all studying Bachelor of Music at the prestigious
Victorian College of the Arts. Dom, Danielle and Ainsley also have an Advanced Diploma of Music from N.M.I.T. Adam is currently studying Honours at the V.C.A.

As working Jazz musician they have performed across Melbourne at Wangaratta Jazz festival, Paris Cat, Dizzy’s, BMW edge, Bennetts lane, Herbie Mills, ABC Radio 774, By The Bay Food and Wine Festival and countless corporate gigs.

The band may be made of serious professional Jazz musicians however; The Jazzy Cats are also serious about fun! As the premier children’s Jazz band in Melbourne The Jazzy Cats endeavour to entertain and educate kids about music, instrumentation and melody.

Each song incorporates an element of learning about music. For example ‘This Little Train’ teaches about tempo as the train slows down and speeds up!
‘Four Beats’ teaches about instrumentation and the role of each instrument to the whole of the band.
‘Passport’ uses harmonic minor scales within the arrangement to give children an aural sense of alternative scale sounds.

The 45min set is tailor made for kids packed with fun, original music designed to get everyone singing and swingin’ from the young to the young at heart.

Coming soon is an amazing BIG BAND version especially for festivals and special event.