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 the committee from the Phillip Island Jazz Club and weren’t we excited when they told us they loved it! And asked if we’d be interested in performing at their club. Of course, it took Ann all of 3 seconds to say yes!  COVID got in the way of our 2020 appearance but we’re heading there on Sunday 21st March. 

Although sax and, especially, flute feature in the band, each instrument plays a vital role in the band so that it functions more like a little big band with a wide spectrum of tone colours overlying the strong rhythm section.

In addition to our Latin/jazz music, we’ll be playing adaptations of standards and a couple of gentle songs from the 1930s. 

Our line-up comprises Ann Craig (flute/tambourine/shaker), Ashley Thomas (sax/clarinet), Kevin Blazé (guitar), Malcolm Hornby (piano), Frank Morgan (bass) & Simon Atkinson (drums).

You can see more of our band at www.jazznotes.net.au/ or check our Facebook page ‘Jazz Notes’.

We’d love to see some of our Melbourne friends join us on the island. 

Lunch & show $38 includes comp wine/beer. Lunch at 1:00pm.

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

Bookings essential: 0432 814 407 or 0417 416 300

Now there’s a two more things to check off the bucket list: an overseas trip and a gig on an island. 

Catch us at the Phillip Island 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 great night of jazz with the fabulous Pippa Wilson backed by Ann Craig (flute), Kevin Blazé (guitar), Todd Sidney (keys), Leon Heale (bass) & Dean Cooper (drums) 

Saturday 27th March, 8-11pm at the Clayton RSL, 171 Carinish Rd, Clayton 3168. Meals available

Bookings are essential: 9570 5884 or 9874 8870


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 again on Saturday 17 April 2021, 11am-1:30pm. Caught In The Act! will play at 11 followed by other acts.

Thanks to Michael Frost for making the contact with the council and arranging all the “official” stuff.

Free, outdoor event.

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 days.

Rick Correnza (vocal), Ann Craig (flute), Kevin Blazé (guitar), Frank Morgan (bass), Simon Atkinson (drums).

‘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.

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Recorded at home in 2021 and featuring the band’s new line-up. Introducing Malcolm Hornby (piano) with Ann Craig (flute), Ashley Thomas (sax), Kevin Blazé (guitar), Frank Morgan (bass) and Simon Atkinson (drums).



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. So, here it is: a video made under COVID restrictions.
We’ve had so many great gigs with Pippa including several at Ringwood RSL. In 2018, we were on the Frankston Arts Centre’s major events calendar with our show featuring Pippa Wilson and the Jazz Notes Showband, ‘Songs from the Cinema’. We had so many fantastic songs to choose from, but we totally forgot about this gem.
No sandpipers here but you’ll hear our local birds in the background.