Bringing a touch of elegance to your wedding, event or private party.
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 a revolving door of amazing Sydney musicians with regular players being: New Zealand prodigy Charmaine Ford on piano, the Dave Goodman on drums, Gary Holgate the bassman, plus guest vocalists including Evelyn Duprai, Susannah Mirana, Natasha Stuart and Melinda Jackson, and of course, Joseph on guitar.
What the people are saying...
ARIA Restaurant 20th birthday 2019
Law Society annual dinner 2019
Insurance Council of Aust annual dinner 2013, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19
Tourism Australia 2017
The Allan Border Medal Awards 2017
ADAPT ventures - Gold Coast 2017
The Dally M Awards 2016
Melb Convention Centre 2016
Dockside Melb 2016
The premiere of 'Diana' the movie
Shangri-la Hotel NYE 2007 - 2016
BMW - Melbourne 2012
OPTUS Christmas party 2012
MTA - Melbourne 2012
Westpac Aust. 2012
Reef Hotel & Casino - Cairns '10, '11, '12
Variety - The Children's Charity annual ball 2012
Sydney food & wine festival 2004, 2005
Darling Harbour Jazz Festival 2008, 2009
City of Sydney Christmas concert 2007
Erina Fair Jazz Festival '09, '10
The Art Gallery of NSW
George P. Johnson PL
Fourth Wall Events
Star City Casino
With guest vocalist Melinda Jackson
Simply put - "Jazz Nouveau is a classy band for a classy affair."
The Reminiscing CD from Jazz Nouveau is available from Birdland (Syd), JB HI-FI, Sanity, Thomas' Music (Melb), Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes with all proceeds going to Variety - the Children's Charity.
Reminiscing is a stunning collection of Little River Band songs with a soulful twist and featuring five superb guest female vocalists.
"As a songwriter, it is always an honour when an artist chooses to record one of my songs, but in the case of Jazz Nouveau, it is a particular pleasure, because of the quality of the playing, singing and production on their CD 'Reminiscing'. Thank you to all involved." - Graeham Goble (Founding Member of Little River Band)
“Some of the best jazz arrangements of classic songs I've ever heard” – Sharon Thompson (99.3FM Sydney
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.
Proceeds from the sale of this CD go to Variety - The children's charity.
1. Playing to win Emma Pask (Goble, Farnham, Hirschfelder, Housden, Proffer, Nelson, Prestwich, arr Calderazzo/Ford/Goodman)
2. Reminiscing Emma Pask (Goble, arr Calderazzo/Ford)
3. Night owls Danielle Blakey (Goble, arr Calderazzo)
4. Down on the border Evelyn Duprai (Goble, arr Calderazzo)
5. Cool change Anthea White (Shorrock, arr Calderazzo/Ford)
6. Curiosity killed the cat Emma Pask (Birtles, arr Calderazzo)
7. Home on a Monday Anita Spring (Birtles, Shorrock, arr Calderazzo/Duprai)
8. Happy anniversary Evelyn Duprai (Briggs arr Calderazzo/Ford/Duprai)
9. Help is on its way Danielle Blakey (Shorrock, arr Calderazzo)
10. Nosotros (we two) Evelyn Duprai (We two) (Goble arr Calderazzo) Spanish translation by Elizabeth Flores
Guitar - Joseph Calderazzo
Piano - Charmaine Ford
Double bass - Gary Holgate
Drums - Dave Goodman
Percussion - Tony Azzopardi (tracks 1, 6, 8, 9, 10)
Drums - Gordon Rytmeister (track 4)
Produced by Joseph Calderazzo & Charmaine Ford
Executive Producer - David Small
Additional Vocal Production by Evelyn Duprai
Recorded at James Morrison Studios Sydney Australia, August / September 2011
Recording & mixing engineer - Tod Deeley
Cool Change vocal engineered by Harvey Jones at Mandolin Bonfire Records, New York.
Mastered by Don Bartley at 301 Studios, Sydney Australia
Artwork by Nathan Johnson at Blacklist Studio
Jazz Nouveau would like to thank CCEntertainment, Fairfield RSL, Justin Hooper, James Askins, David Small & Variety – the Children’s Charity