We are a Melbourne-based music booking agency, providing boutique live music for your special event.

We specialise in simple and small musical offerings, made to fit your event perfectly.

Our performers are available across Melbourne and regional Victoria, as well as some limited availability in Perth and Canberra.


Emma | Director/Owner

Welcome to Magnolia Music! As the Director, I’m doing all the work behind the scenes to make your event sound incredible.

I’ve worked in arts marketing and events management for over 10 years with some amazing organisations including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Perth Jazz Society, the Australia National University School of Music and the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra. I’ve managed music performances for hundreds of events from multi-day music festivals to intimate elopement ceremonies and everything in-between.

Music is something so close to my heart and it’s my pleasure to help you bring the magic of live music to your event.

Johannes | Creative Director

Creative Director of Magnolia Music, Johannes is a lecturer in jazz at Monash University’s the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music and also happens to be married to Emma!

Graduating from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2006, Johannes has collected a few awards throughout his career including the 2009 ‘Best Australian Jazz Composition of the Year’ (Bell Awards), 2008 ‘Jazz Song of the Year’ (WA Music Industry Awards) and the 2006 ‘APRA Professional Development Award’ for jazz.

You might have heard his music written for the Tasmanian Symphony (with Kate Miller-Heidke and Missy Higgins), Orchestra Victoria (with Sinead O’Connor and Dan Sultan), the WA Symphony Orchestra (Eskimo Joe, The Panics and Jay Laga’aia), the Australian Rock Symphony (with the Baby Animals and The Divinyls), and Mark Vincent (2009 Australia’s Got Talent winner).

As a performer Johannes has 15 years of experience in jazz and contemporary music performing with the likes of Tony Hadley (Spandau Ballet), Samantha Jade, and most recently with the rock orchestral spectacular ‘The Music of Queen’. He’s also released two albums with his own award-winning ensemble, the Johannes Luebbers Dectet.