The Jazz Notes Latin and Party Band
This is a bigger band, still with Ann Craig (flute) and Kevin Blazé (guitar) at the core and adding keyboard to free the guitar for the augmented front line, including saxophone and/or trumpet in front of bass and drums. Sometimes with a vocalist.
‘Caught In The Act!’ plays upbeat Latin jazz with a hint of fusion featuring new and interesting arrangements with energized rhythms, making for a fun gig for audience and band.
Originally formed as a festival band, Ann & I relaunched the band at the end of 2019 – bad timing, as it turned out! However, in the brief gaps between lockdowns, we grabbed opportunities to refine our cool repertoire, make some home recordings and even perform!
The Phillip Island Jazz Club heard us at Inverloch in 2020 and welcomed us for one of the first gigs out of a lockdown early in 2021 and a great time was had by all. During the pandemic, we have played at local open-air events for the Maroondah and Whitehorse City Councils and we also feature in the monthly events of the Melbourne Music Performers at Ringwood RSL.
We are planning to be in the recording studio in late January (pandemic permitting!) and will be one of the bands featured in Jazz At The Lake on Sun 6 March. We hope to get some promotional videos at those events.
In the mean time, we have some rehearsal recordings, made at home. They will indicate the the type of music that we play although these are now comparatively old – because we’ve put in a lot of work since then and will do much more rehearsal before our recording sessions.
Caught In The Act! 2022
Ann Craig (flute)
Ashley Thomas (saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Malcolm Hornby (keyboard)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)
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