EAMON MCNELIS [AUSTRALIA]Category: Cast Shots, LIMBO Up Close
Eamon began playing the trumpet, and playing jazz at the age of eight. Eamon has recorded on albums released by artists such as Amanda Palmer, Tripod, Jen Cloher, The Wagons, Zulya Kamalova, The Band Who Knew Too Much, Scott Edgar and The Universe, City City City, My Disco, TZU and Julie O’Hara, as well as many more.
In 2003 Eamon was the youngest finalist in Australia’s most prestigious jazz competition, The Wangarratta Jazz Awards and in 2010 Eamon won the Wangarratta Jazz Award for Brass
In 2006 Eamon toured Scandinavia with The Band Who Knew Too Much, where his original composition “Princess Mary” won many fans among the Danish locals. Also while in Denmark he won the ‘Jazz Pris’ at the Femoe Jazz Festival.
Eamon has toured Iceland with The Hoodangers, Russia with and Zulya Kamalova, and Germany, Ireland Italy and Switzerland with Irish band Grada.
Eamon has also completed dozens of Australian tours with numerous groups, most notably, the award winning and internationally acclaimed; Flap!.