Sunday, August 19, 2012

Reminiscing CD of Little River Band songs collaboration with Variety - the Children's Charity

Reminiscing CD helps special needs kids...


Music Sydney Entertainment Australia

In support of the launch of their new 'Reminiscing' CD for children in need across Australia, vocalists Danielle Blakey and Evelyn Duprai of the album will appear on stage for live performances of the jazzed up interpretations of the Little River Band songs. Produced by the Children's Charity Variety, the proceeds from the sale of the CD go directly to the charity. The CD's can be purchased for $25 and will also be on sale at the concert.

......known for their ability to take pop songs and turn them into jazzy gems
Jazz Nouveau announce the release of their debut CD "Reminiscing"

"Reminiscing" is a collection of Little River Band songs with a Jazz Nouveau twist, featuring guest vocalists Emma Pask, Evelyn Duprai, Danielle Blakey, Anthea White and Anita Spring and is available on iTunes.

Click here to preview in iTunes

Jazz Nouveau - the brainchild of Joseph Calderazzo, was birthed one afternoon in 2003 whilst trying to figure out how he could transform songs that were well known and current into pieces that carried an air of timeless sophistication.

Creating rhythms that echo the heartbeat of the modern metropolis they call home, Jazz Nouveau have developed a sound that not only uniquely reverberates the city of Sydney, it also merges tantalizing cosmopolitan flavours with a classic attention grabbing vintage style!

The band features amazing Sydney musicians including New Zealand prodigy CHARMAINE FORD on piano, DAVE GOODMAN on drums, the debonair GARY HOLGATE who lets the double bass know exactly who’s the boss, the elegant Ms EVELYN DUPRAI who tastefully sings it all from a whisper to a shout, and of course, JOSEPH CALDERAZZO on guitar.

Proceeds from the sale of this CD will go to Variety - The children's charity.


"Jazz Nouveau are happily deconstructing a bunch of rock hits and misses into a very stylish lounge suite." Ross Clelland (Drum Media)

"You nailed Reminiscing" Chris Richards (Owner/booker Blue Beat)

"I can feel an ARIA coming on" Don Bartley (Benchmark Mastering)

".. really nice tracks hey .. we did alright !" Emma Pask (Jazz singer)

"This release and people associated with it surly have an award or two coming their way. Very high quality" (Greg Tingle/Media Man)

"Big congratulations to you guys for producing a beautifully presented tribute to Little River Band. Thank you for inviting me to be a part of it" Anthea White (Hipstones)

Track List...

1.Playing to Win (feat. Emma Pask)
2.Reminiscing (feat. Emma Pask)
3.Night Owls (feat. Danielle Blakey)
4.Down On the Border (feat. Evelyn Duprai)
5.Cool Change (feat. Anthea White)
6.Curiosity Killed the Cat (feat. Emma Pask)
7.Home On a Monday (feat. Anita Spring)
8.Happy Anniversay (feat. Evelyn Duprai)
9.Help Is On It's Way (feat. Danielle Blakey)
10.Nosotros (We Two) (feat. Evelyn Duprai)


Jazz interpretations of Little River Band songs

Date Wednesday 19th September
Time 8:00 p.m.
Venue Blue Beat, Double Bay
Price $20 per person- tickets available at

Five outstanding Australian songstresses have teamed up to create a very special CD, Reminiscing, to help kids in need across Australia. The album, which is a stunning collection of jazz interpretations of Little River Band songs, will be officially launched as part of Sydney Fringe Festival at Blue Beat in Double Bay on Wednesday 19th September, 2012.

Reminiscing presents the best of the Little River Band performed by five superb guest female vocalists with each song given a unique soulful, jazz twist. Emma Pask, Evelyn Duprai, Danielle Blakey, Anthea White and Anita Spring, each agreed to the project - giving their voices in song to support Variety’s great work with kids across Australia. Jazz Nouveau, led by charismatic guitarist Joseph Calderazzo, are well known for turning pop songs into jazzy gems. Joseph is joined by an amazing group of musicians including New Zealand piano prodigy Charmaine Ford, rhythm king Dave Goodman on drums and Gary Holgate on double bass, Gordon Rytmeister on drums and Tony Azzopardi on percussion, all lending their talent to the album

Reminiscing merges cosmopolitan flavours and sophistication with timeless vintage style. The album includes Emma Pask, described by James Morrison as the greatest gift to Australian Jazz vocals in the last decade, sings Reminiscing, Playing to Win and Curiosity Killed the Cat; Evelyn Duprai, who is one of the most sought after female vocalists in Australia in the jazz world, gives her rendition of Down On the Border, Happy Anniversary and Nosotros (We Two); Danielle Blakey, who won the 2011 POP Award NA2R (New Artist to Radio) with the track Fearless, sings Night Owls and Help Is On Its Way; Anthea White, an Australian artist who resides in New York leading the in demand band The Hipstones, singing a soulful rendition of Cool Change and Anita Spring singing Home on a Monday, Anita’s first single ‘Blink’ - from her album Paris can Wait reached number seven in the ARIA Australian singles chart.

At the Reminiscing CD launch on Wednesday September 19 from 8:00pm, Evelyn Duprai will be joined on stage by Jazz Nouveau featuring Dave Goodman on drums, Gary Holgate on double bass, guitarist Joseph Calderazzo, and also including New Zealand Piano prodigy, Charmaine Ford. A tantalizing tapas menu will be available before the commencement of the show.

Tickets are $20 and available online at

Reminiscing was produced by Variety – the Children’s Charity with all proceeds from the sale of the physical CD and digital downloads (available through iTunes and directly helping Australian children who are sick, disadvantaged or have special needs.


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