MP3 The catz in the hatz - Take One
CLASSIC ROCK BAND TURNS TO JAZZ AND THIS IS THE RESULT . it''s like frank sinatra meets the blues brothers. MUSIC FOR BABY BOOMERS. he''s hippest crooner on the block stevie johnson and his band the catz in the hatz.
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JAZZ: Jazz Vocals, JAZZ: Traditional Jazz Combo
WELCOME FROM THE CATZ IN THE HATZ !!!
THE CATZ IN THE HATZ...ALMOST JAZZ, NOT QUITE ROCK...
OVER 600 SOLD IN THE 5 LAST FIVE MONTHS SINCE RELEASE.
ok, this is a weird one...its jazz with a rock attitude and its also love ballads with a twist from the catz...are they you everyday jazzers ?? NO!! the catz have created their own class of music called " POWERJAZZ" and it comes out on some of their more up-tempo tunes. its like frank sinatra meets the blues brothers and the next tune its like frankie avalon meets miles davis!!! WEIRD!!!!! but good. seeing them live is just as entertaining as all the members are also stand-up comics.
Ross King KTLA weatherman- los angeles
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Loved the gig at Big Bear. What a great band !
You guys rock...well swing actually !
All the best,
Hi guys. i was very much enjoying you show a few weeks back in big bear lake and had to look you up on the net to say how much i enjoyed the show.I really miss that era of music that you play. It brings back fun memories for all of us in these trying and difficult times. thanks for bringing a smile to all of our faces that https://www.tradebit.com i were still on the island, i would want you guys as the entertainment! LOL !
I hope to be back in big bear again soon and this time i will make it a point to say hi and thank you all in person.
Wishing you love and luck,
Dawn Wells, gilligans island.
"What a great, voice....impressive!"
Canuckteach Crooners Radio Station.
ABBEY ROAD MUSIC, NASHVILLE...
They''re really great!! Infact I would go so far as to say this... If you are not a jazz fan before you listen to them, you will be after you hear THESE guys. I never cared for jazz much myself but now I don''t drive anywhere without a copy of their CD in my car at the ready. I LOVE that CD.
BLUE CANOE RECORDS....
"Your certainly accomplished musicians and have nice arrangements of the tunes in your EPK".
" the catz in the hatz are the best kept jazz secret in southern california"
ALLEN SHAW ( vice president...BEASLEY BROADCASTING GROUP ( commercial radio broadcasting group with stations across the U.S.A.).....
Yes, I did get the CD... the Catz in the Hatz is fresh, exciting and great musicianship...I have been listening to it for over a week now.
SHIRLEY JONES...OSCAR WINNING ACTRESS/SINGER..........
" you guys are really terrific, full of talent and very entertaining to https://www.tradebit.comy are sensational"!
EDWARD JAMES OLMOS --- ACTOR............
"STEVE JOHNSON IS EXCELLENT. REMINDS ME OF TORME AND SINATRA"!!!!
gary pike ( formerly of the lettermen)............
"YOU GUYS ARE GREAT TO LISTEN TOO...WE ARE NOW YOUR FANS"!!
POP 70''S GROUP....AMERICA..........
the catz in the hatz opened for AMERICA july 30th 2005. POP 70''S GROUP ( triple gold and grammy winners) call the catz in the hatz " OUR NEW FREINDS" and invited the band onstage to preform their encore preformance of HORSE WITH NO NAME...AMERICA endorsed the catz in front of the catz hometown crowd of 1500 people....thank guys !
WE normally dont take in too many jazz clubs but we were really suprised at not only what we heard, but what we saw. its amazing that your not in L.A. or vegas...but thats a matter of time. thanks and once again, we were not prepared and we really suprised at how good you all are.
drummer/ the charlie daniels band.
JIM PIKE ( formerly of the letterman)....
just wanted to let you guys know that your fantastic. my brother ( also formerly of the letterman) and our wives saw you 3 weeks ago and you realy put on a show. i love the arrangments of the songs and the chord changes. best of luck and we will see you again soon
THE CATZ IN THE HATZ. ALMOST https://www.tradebit.com QUITE ROCK.
WHO ARE THESE GUYS ??????
NEWS FROM AMERICAS FIRST " FUNJAZZ" BAND...
NEWS FLASH !!!!!!
the catz in the hatz has just completed their first music video for the european market via abbey road music group of nashville tennesee!!
the catz are now getting radio play in holland, new york and new orleans, spain and on over 50 internet stations!!!
THE CATZ IN THE HATZ CD IS ALSO AVAILABLE AT TOWER https://www.tradebit.com
" the catz have put fun into jazz! they have broken the barrier to the masses that usually dont listen to jazz, the catz make jazz fun" - SYLVIE HARRIS VP OF A/R, AMG MUSIC, https://www.tradebit.com.
SO WHAT IF YOU PUT FRANK SINATRA, MEL TORME, THE BLUES BROTHERS, WEATHER REPORT,AND GEORGE BENSON IN A BLENDER...WHAT WOULD YOU GET??? A BLOODY MESS OR THESES GUYS!!
WE ARE AMERICA''S FIRST FUNJAZZ / POWERJAZZ BAND !!! we''re a group of life long freinds making music on the weekends and then some one said " lets do a cd" then someone said ok!
THIS IS THE RESULT OF THAT " OK ". HOPE YOU LIKE IT AND THANKS FOR STOPPING BY.
Local Band Heads to Tennessee (6/29/05 9am)KBHR 93.3 FM
On the heels of their self-produced album, a trip to Nashville is in store for local jazz band Catz in the Hatz. The group will shoot their first music video there in July, at the request of their promoter and producer at Abbey Road music. Abbey Road will make 1,000 copies of their album, to be hand carried to Europe and Australia by international promoter Robert Graves. The Catz were selected from several hundred acts to be the first in six slots per year that the record label has budgeted for new artist representation .
Most of the members in this group have been playing rock and roll for the past 20 + and just recently made the jump to jazz. which make''s their music that much more interesting. the catz have opened for both three dog night and America.. as the bass player for the group, i can tell you that of the 43 working bands ive been in, this one is by far the best. we are all good freinds and have known each other for years. on stage, it shows...we belive in not just giving a show ...but a circus.....if people just wanted to hear music, they would stay home and stare at the https://www.tradebit.com dont do https://www.tradebit.com have natural fun and in turn, so does our audience. we are just like any other indie https://www.tradebit.com recorded /produced /engineered our own cd that we do sell out of every weekend at our regular gig. yep...we all have day jobs and we were all in the hair bands of the 80''s ya know tears for fears, mister mister, duran duran, heck, one of us even was in the disneyland marching band !! and one of us was school mates and still good freinds with actor edward james olmos. but https://www.tradebit.com jazz for us...some of our old rock buddies say man jazz sucks !! well, i''ll tell ya, i did 20 years every weekend of 20 yrs playing what was current but never alowed to be creative...not like https://www.tradebit.com if your intrested to hear what ex rock and rollers sound like playing jazz, then check us out...one thing ive noticed....its alot quieter.. sometimes......oh and if you would like to go to our homepage and read some magazine reviews on us, then go to https://www.tradebit.com.....you can see us live every weekend at the mandoline bistro in big bear lake california . the show starts at 8pm...till then, peace and love, ---terry copley( bass)
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" TAKE ONE "
The Catz in the Hatz
mike foley, dream merchant magazine
For those of you who don''t like reading reviews all the way through, I''ll start off with the bottom line: You''ve got to hear this band.
Why? Quite simply because The Catz in the Hatz are the best thing to happen to jazz in the last two years.
Do I have your attention? Good - because this band blows the socks off 99 percent of what passes for jazz these days. And I''ll say it again - you''ve got to hear them. Firmly rooted in straight-ahead, traditional jazz, the Catz aren''t afraid to explore the relaxing groove that has fueled the jazz resurgence. And when they cook ... look Out. They like nothing better than turning jazz into an all-out party. No wonder they''ve been the toast of Big Bear for the last year and have often been called "the best kept jazz secret in Southern California."
That''s all about to change. This bright spot on the jazz scene has released its first album, "take one", a collection of jazz. standards that combines sizzling instrumentals with the best of the Great American Songbook. leading the charge is front man Steve Johnson, whose smooth baritone could easily share the stage with the likes of Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole or Tony Bennett. It''s the kind of voice tailor made for jazz at its lights-low romantic best and Johnson wrings every ounce out of such songs as Sinatra''s ''One For My Baby," "Angel Eyes," and the classic "It Was a Very Good Year."
Johnson, in fact, learned Sinatra-style phrasing as a young boy, singing with his father in the family living room. And it has paid off handsomely. His voice can easily explore the romance in a song while maintaining the kind of edge that makes him a rarity-a jazz singer who can make a song his own.
But the fun doesn''t stop there. The Catz aren''t simply a phone-it-in backup band. These are seasoned musicians who love the music and know how to have fun with it. Guitarist Mike Wiens is often so smooth he makes jazz look deceptively easy. With a style that recalls Joe Pass and Wes Montgomery, Wiens can produce jaw-dropping solos that leave audiences screaming. Mike Cross, whose keyboards first fleshed out the Catz sound a year ago, is a 40-year piano veteran whose confidence and improvisation have inspired audiences and visiting musicians alike. Cross''s solos easily bridge the straight-ahead sounds of Barry Harris and Jon Mayer with the more fun-loving approach of smooth jazz''s David Benoit. It''s a strong, self-assured approach that''s always fresh and challenging.
The Catz in the Hatz also feature a dynamic rhythm section, featuring drummer Steve Boggio, whose solid timing and innovative solos make him an audience favorite. And bassist Terry Copley isn''t a hang-out-in-the-corner bass player. He''s all over the stage in live gigs, delivering solos with an originality, power and machine-gun energy reminiscent of the late Jaco Pastorius of Weather Report fame. Copley can also deliver on the quieter tunes, complimenting Johnson''s dreamy vocals with a bass solo on "My Funny Valentine."
Add these elements up and you get some of the best cuts on this CD - Peggy Lee''s "Fever," Mel Torme''s "I''m Coming Home," Duke Ellington''s "Lucky So and So," and what may be the best song on the album, Nat Cole''s "Nature Boy," where Johnson''s scatting is surrounded by seamless solos from the other band members. As jazz rushes back into the mainstream, its retro stylings have found a home with fans of Harry Connick, Jr. and Diana Krall. But now things have taken a new turn with the Catz in the Hatz, a band that''s putting the energy and style back into America''s music. Want some feel good jazz laced with some of the best vocal work on the planet? These are the guys. The Catz in the Hatz have arrived. See them. Buy the CD. You won''t be sorry. https://www.tradebit.comry https://www.tradebit.comhttps://www.tradebit.comformed with johnny rivers, jon andersen ( YES ) cannible and the head hunters, dick dale, lee oscar, donny brooks, gloria loring and more. steve boggio drums, played with celebrated swing band two tone riot. mike weins, guitar, preformed with queen latifa. mike cross, piano,worked at disneyland in both the marching band and the firehouse five jazz ensamble. steve johnson, vocals, has preformed with spike jones jr, and has been featured in many movies and tv shows. dream merchant magazine has called the catz in the hatz " the best kept jazz secret in southern california" . The catz are getting massive radio play here in the southern california mountains with cuts of their first cd " TAKE ONE" available at the gig. with over 120 years of stage experience, the catz are ready to https://www.tradebit.com part of it!!! catch the show at the mandoline bistro in big bear lake ca, fri/sat nights from 8pm !!!HE BLUES BROTHERS MEET FRANK SINATRA!!!!!!!!!the catz in the hatz will be opening for the 70''s pop group America this summer at the big bear discovery center. fanz of the catz will also note that the band opened for three dog night in 2004. be sure to by their latest cd titled " take one" at the gig and please sign their guestbook at https://www.tradebit.com the catz in the hatz are ready to break !!! be a part of it !!!r those of you who don''t like reading reviews all the way through, I''ll start off with the bottom line: You''ve got to hear this band. https://www.tradebit.com call the catz in the hatz " the best kept jazz secret in southern california".They''re the best thing to come out of California since the gold rush!! Ok, ok yes I''m paid to write about artits for this website but hey I don''t lie! I''m now a true blue Catz In The Hatz fan. But when you hear them or better yet SEE them you just can''t help yourself. They put on a show that''s funny, entertaining and filled with Jazz like you''ve NEVER heard before.