Rick Correnza with Jazz Notes – The Great American Songbook

Rick Correnza with Jazz Notes – The Great American Songbook

Sat 18 September 2021, 7:30pm

Ringwood RSL, 16 Station St, Ringwood 3134

Jazz Notes presents a night of cool jazz with Rick Correnza

This is our first major event at Ringwood RSL out of COVID and we look forward to your company.

Rick will take you on a sophisticated and stylish journey through some of the most popular tunes from The Great American Song Book.

Rick will showcase fabulous swinging tunes, smooth bossa nova, crooner classics and sultry ballads from the masters: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Dean Martin, Ray Charles, and many more.

A night not to be missed.

Rick Correnza (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Malcolm Hornby (piano)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)

Venue limits may apply so book early to secure your tickets.

  • $25 on line (TryBooking/PayPal/bank transfer/credit card) until 17 September
  • $30 at the door (subject to availability)

We accept online payments via TryBooking, PayPal and direct deposit (we see none of your payment details!). Alternatively, you can request a call-back and pay by credit card.

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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.

‘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 up.

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).

“https://jazznotes.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/210131-CITA-Pretty-Eyes-720p-HB.mp4”

 

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 the session.
Building Bridges is one of our fast-paced, Latin tunes featuring flute and sax playing a tight lead with solos from flute and piano over the driving rhythm section making for a really interesting cover of this Memo Acevedo tune.
The repertoire of Caught In The Act! ranges from smooth, funky jazz to fast up-beat Latin tunes with energized rhythm: always making for a fun gig – full of energy!

 

Ann Craig (flute)
Ashley Thomas (saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)
Recorded Jan 2020 at Homestead Studio by Tom Robinson
Mixed and mastered at Pughouse Studios by Niko Schäuble
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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 (saxophone), Tony Luxmoore (keyboard), Frank Morgan (bass) and Simon Atkinson (drums).

At this time of social distancing, there are no festivals or venues at which we can have a CD launch so we have had a virtual CD launch: thanks to John Kumnick of 96.5 Inner FM.

It’s the perfect time to imagine you are having your own private concert, so pour a glass of something special and maybe some lovely cheese as an accompaniment, sit back and enjoy A Smooth One.

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We are already working on our second CD (from a distance) and we have a rather large repertoire but would welcome your suggestions.

Contact us

 

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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)

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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)

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Photos by Marion Blazé

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Caught In The Act! at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival

Funky grooves with interplay between Ann and Ashley when Caught In The Act! played at the Cumberland and Bridge Hotels.

Ann Craig (flute)
Ashley Thomas (saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)
Andrew Eames (bass)
Marek Podstawek (drums)

 

Photos by Marion Blazé and Shaanine Dove

 

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Caught In The Act! at the Grampians Jazz Festival 2016

New charts, new arrangements!

Caught In The Act! for funky rhythms and smooth jazz – this time, with no vocals.

 

Ann Craig (flute)

Jon Magill (sax)

Kevin Blazé (guitar)

Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)

Rob Mercer (drums)

 

13 and 14 Feb, 2016

Photos by Marion Blazé

 

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Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan at Dizzy’s

Jazz Notes made a welcome return to Dizzy’s, fronted by Wade Morgan (vocals) and introducing Joshua Sihombing (piano), playing to an enthusiastic audience.

Wade Morgan (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Joshua Sihombing (piano)
Daniel Pickard (bass)
Rob Mercer (drums)

Photographs by Marion Blazé

Thu, 9 July 2015

 

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