Caught In The Act! – Catch us at the Phillip Island Jazz Club!

Caught In The Act! – Catch us at the Phillip Island Jazz Club!

CITA has been working hard building on our vibrant Latin/jazz repertoire during 2020 and 2021. At the Inverloch Jazz Festival in 2020, we gladly accepted an opportunity to pop up in the outdoor tent and entertain the passing crowds. We were happy that so many passers-by stopped and stayed. In the audience were some of […]

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes returning to the Victorian Jazz Club

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes returning to the Victorian Jazz Club

We last played at the Victorian Jazz Club when Pippa invited the Jazz Notes Show Band to back her in Feb 2020. It was one of our last gigs for the year. Luckily, things are turning around now and we are looking forward to joining Pippa again at the VJC in March. It’ll be a […]

Caught In The Act! at Britannia Mall, Mitcham

Caught In The Act! at Britannia Mall, Mitcham

Britannia Mall Bringing the musical fun that we had at our monthly open mic afternoons to an outdoor setting at the Britannia Mall, 487 Whitehorse Rd, Mitcham 3132. Thanks to the House Cats (aka Caught In The Act!) and a whole bunch of our musical friends, we celebrated bringing fun music to the people. See us […]

The Newport Jazz Festival is coming: 1-2 May, 2021

The Newport Jazz Festival is coming: 1-2 May, 2021

You don’t have to go all the way to Rhode Island! Appearing will be: Caught In The Act! Rick Correnza with Jazz Notes and many other artists and bands. Tickets aren’t available just yet but you can find more information at: https://www.melbournejazzjammers.com.au  

Rick Correnza with Jazz Notes: ‘Charade’

Rick Correnza with Jazz Notes: ‘Charade’

Here’s a fantastic rendition of the 1963 Henry Mancini song, Charade, by Rick Correnza with Jazz Notes, recorded live at SAE Studios. We just love the energy in this performance, don’t you? Keep an eye on the Jazz Notes Facebook page for more of these performances: we will be releasing more videos over the coming […]

‘Pretty Eyes’ played by Caught in the Act!

‘Pretty Eyes’ played by Caught in the Act!

Caught in the Act! in rehearsal. Here’s our version of Horace Silver’s 1965 tune, Pretty Eyes. We hope you enjoy this exciting jazz waltz, based on Dee Dee Bridgwater’s 1995 recording from her album, Love and Peace: A Tribute to Horace Silver. Like the Jazz Notes Facebook page to be informed of more videos coming […]

Pippa Wilson sings ‘The Shadow Of Your Smile’ with the Jazz Notes Duo

Pippa Wilson sings ‘The Shadow Of Your Smile’ with the Jazz Notes Duo

Pippa Wilson sings the beautiful ‘Shadow Of Your Smile’ accompanied by Ann Craig (flute) and Kevin Blazé (guitar). The music was written by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster for the 1965 movie, ‘The Sandpiper’. When things became very quiet in 2020, we thought we should ‘get together’ with Pippa and do something. […]

Building Bridges played by Caught In The Act!

Building Bridges played by Caught In The Act!

We were so happy to be able to include this bonus track on our recent CD, ‘A Smooth One’. After recording all the tracks for our duo album at Homestead Studios, we asked the rest of the band to join us to record one of our favourites, Building Bridges, and we shot some footage from […]

Jazz Notes CD ‘A Smooth One’ – it’s here!

Jazz Notes CD ‘A Smooth One’ – it’s here!

It took a little longer than we expected but we are thrilled to have our CD available NOW for purchase. Buy now We hope you enjoy our first CD: we certainly loved recording the tracks! There are 18 tracks from Ann and Kevin and one bonus track from Caught In The Act! with Ashley Thomas […]

Rick Correnza with Jazz Notes at Inverloch

Rick Correnza with Jazz Notes at Inverloch

Inverloch in March 2020 was the last festival before Victoria went into COVID lockdown. Rick was in fine voice for our sets in the Hub. Rick Correnza (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Ashley Thomas (saxophone) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Frank Morgan (bass) Simon Atkinson (drums) Photos by Marion Blazé 200308

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes at Inverloch

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes at Inverloch

Inverloch in March 2020 was the last festival before Victoria went into COVID lockdown. We had three great sets with Pippa! Pippa Wilson (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Vincent Bradley (trumpet) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Tony Luxmoore (piano) Doug Kuhn (bass) Simon Atkinson (drums) Photos by Marion Blazé 200308

Caught In The Act! popup band at Inverloch

Caught In The Act! popup band at Inverloch

Inverloch in March 2020 was the last festival before Victoria went into COVID lockdown. Caught In The Act! appeared as a pop-up band on a lawn in the centre of town and attracted a good crowd Ann Craig (flute) Ashley Thomas (saxophone) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Tony Luxmoore (keyboard) Frank Morgan (bass) Simon Atkinson (drums) Photos […]

Carol’s singing for our wildlife

Carol’s singing for our wildlife

The devastating Black Summer bushfires of January 2020 saw the deaths of over 30 people. With the burning of almost 200,000 square kilometres came vast destruction of forests, habitats and animals. Carol McCarthy wanted to hold a fund-raiser for the injured wildlife that were being cared for at Melbourne’s zoos. She asked Jazz Notes to […]

Risa Kodani with Jazz Notes at The Backyard, Ringwood

Risa Kodani with Jazz Notes at The Backyard, Ringwood

Urbanlife Community in conjunction with the Maroondah City Council is currently conducting Sunday afternoon Open Sessions during March in a ‘secret’ artspace called ‘The Backyard’. Risa Kodani fronted Jazz Notes for our session on a lovely autumn afternoon. Risa Kodani (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Doug Kuhn (bass) Photos by Marion Blazé 200315

Pippa with the Jazz Notes Showband at the Victorian Jazz Club

Pippa with the Jazz Notes Showband at the Victorian Jazz Club

We were thrilled to be invited back to the VJC for a very special gig with Pippa. The Jazz Notes Showband included the Craig Schneider on piano, Leon Heale on bass, Simon Atkinson on drums, Ann & Kevin & the wonderful Pippa Wilson. For this event we asked Vincent Bradley to join us on trumpet […]

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Coming events

Caught In The Act! at the Phillip Island Jazz Club

Sunday, 21 March 2021
2:00-4:30pm

Ann Craig (flute)
Ashley Thomas (saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Malcolm Hornby (keyboard)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums

Ramada Resort by Wyndham
2128 Phillip Island Rd
Cowes
Phillip Island 3922

Bookings essential: 0432 814 407 or 0417 416 300


Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes at the Victorian Jazz Club

Saturday, 27 March 2021
8-11pm

Pippa Wilson (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Todd Sidney (keyboard)
Leon Heale (bass)
Dean Cooper (drums

Clayton RSL
171 Carinish Rd
Clayton 3168

Meals available

Bookings are essential: 9570 5884 or 9874 8870


Caught In the Act! and others at Mitcham

Saturday, 17 April 2021
11am-1:30pm

Britannia Mall
487 Whitehorse Rd
Mitcham 3132

Free, outdoor event.
Caught In The Act! plays at 11
Followed by other acts.


Various pop-up events

March - Jazz Notes Duo
March - Risa Kodani with Jazz Notes
April - Rick Correnza with Jazz Notes

We are not allowed to advertise these events but are permitted to tell you personally.
Contact us for further information


Newport Jazz Festival

1-2 May 2021
Newport, Victoria

We’ll be there! Further info coming


Sunday afternoons in Ringwood

Returning to the Ringwood RSL in 2020 - dates uncertain at the moment

The DR Big Band
Jazz Notes
The House Cats
Invited artists
Open mic
Jam

Free entry


From the archives

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