The Norm Hathaway Big Band
Featuring original arrangements by Vince Corozine
and jazz vocalists Liza Moran and Josh Baty
The Norm Hathaway Big Band on SNL
The Norm Hathaway Big Band, with leader Norm Hathaway, and Musical Director Vince Corozine, present vibrant musical shows that will lift your spirits and make your toes tap. One of our recent shows “Swinging on Broadway” is a presentation of bright new arrangements of classic swing tunes from the heyday of the jazz clubs of New York. Experience the excitement, romance, and pure joy of Swing in new arrangements by Musical Director Vince Corozine – delivered by soloists who exemplify the best jazz around, and a big band with a unique swinging sound! We will tailor an exciting musical program for your next celebration or fundraiser!
Norm Hathaway, Leader Vince Corozine, Musical Director
You will be enchanted by our wonderful jazz vocalists. Liza Moran has been reviewed as “a beautiful, tall, blonde bombshell who sounds exactly like Etta James....” Liza has been singing on TV and film since she was three years old. She has performed on stages all over the world for everyone from the Royalty of Monaco in Monte Carlo to the Hollywood elite at The Viper Room.
Josh Baty, our male vocalist is considered one of NJ's most dynamic, with a talent for emulating his favorite artists. Josh has been compared to the late Las Vegas showman, Danny Gans, because of his spot-on renditions of songs by Frank Sinatra, Elton John, Billy Joel, Neil Diamond, Michael Buble, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, and Johnny Cash to name a few. Josh and Liza deliver a show that is pure entertainment.
Jazz Vocalists Liza Moran and Josh Baty
Our musicians' experience is simply immense. Norm Hathaway (leader and alto sax) has performed with Royal Canadian Navy Bands, Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante, Smilin’ Jack Smith, Leo Romanelli and Moxie Whitney Orchestras, to name a few. Vince Corozine (lead alto sax) has composed and arranged for the Jazz Knights of West Point, as well as the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Parade, and ABC-Disney TV and studied musical composition with Jimmy Giuffre.
The veteran musicians of the 19-piece Norm Hathaway Big Band will guarantee you a memorable evening of great music! If you have never experienced the energy, excitement and glamour of a true 1940s era Big Band, this is your chance to see one of New York's best!
Norm Hathaway: Leader, all saxes, clarinet; studied with Vern Kauhanen; Royal Canadian Navy Bands; Leo Romanelli, Moxie Whitney, and other Big Bands in Canada, co-founder and leader of The Norm Hathaway Big Band
Vince Corozine: Music Director, alto sax, studied with Jimmy Giuffe, ASCAP, author of "Arranging Music for the Real World", Mel Bay Publications; teacher of 12 arranging courses online at www.vincecorozine.com, composer, arranger for the West Point Jazz Knights and Thanksgiving Parade, Philadelphia, PA WPVI-TV
Angelo Purcigliotti: all saxes, studied with Vinny Ricatelli; Cardinal Hayes Swing Band, the Doug Ferony Show Band; small combo work
Dave Radovich: tenor sax; clarinet, saxophone and flute player; performs with The Danbury Symphony, The Chappaqua Orchestra, The Hudson Valley Philharmonic, The Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra as Principal Clarinet, and as a saxophonist, plays with club date orchestras, big bands, and theater productions; www.radovichanddean.com
Lorraine Janus Hathaway: alto sax, alto recorder, studies alto sax with Vince Corozine; co-founder of The Norm Hathaway Big Band
Felipe Prestamo: baritone and tenor sax, Hudson Valley Wind Ensemble, combo work
Wayne Castle: trumpet, flugel horn, piccolo trumpet; lead trumpet with Air Force Band of The East, Bobby Rydell, Little Anthony, Percy Sledge; currently, lead trumpet with 42nd ID Band "The Governor's Own"
Pete Blume: trumpet www.peterjblume.com member of: The Austrian Boys, Die Spitzbuam; the 3PM Jazz Quartet; The Cuff Links; Wall Street, Eclipse, Rock Culture, Guava Lava, the Joe Battaglia NY Big Band, Barbara Harris & the Toys; studied at: the University of Salzburg / Die Mozarteum with Dr. Krammer & Sim Sang Chang; Hoff-Barthelson Music School with Bohdan Sochan; Westchester Conservatory of Music with Bob Arthurs
Vance Provey: trumpet. Attended Berklee College of Music; performed with the Artie Barsamian and Gunther Hampel Big Bands; artist in Residence and Assistant Professor at Bennington College 1979-1984. Performed with own group with original works since 1981Joseph Spitzer (Trumpet); principle trumpet with the CT Symphonic Winds, lead with the Paul King Big Band, the American Festival Band, and the Mike Delano show band; U of Bridgeport School of Music; studied with Ray Crisara, James Burke, Charles Schlueter (Boston Symphony). Joseph has toured the Northeast US and Europe; played at Montreux Jazz Festival. He also toured the with . The American Federation of Musicians Local No. 186 member. http://www.trumpetwedding.com/Audio.php and http://webpages.charter.net/joespitzer/
John Hager (trombonist); music educator, Director of Instrumental Music at Rye Country Day School, Rye, NY; performed with Sammy Davis Jr., Tony Bennett, Nancy Wilson, the Mike Crotty Jazz Big Band, the Washington National Cathedral Brass Choir, and Mexican and Latin American artists including Daniela Romo, Rocio Durcal, Maria Victoria, Alberto Vazquez, Lucero, Yuri, Lucia Mendez, and Pandora, while living in Mexico City, Mexico; participated in numerous television programs produced “Televisa”; recorded extensively for audio and film studios in Mexico; as director and founder of his own Big Band, “The Brass Explosion”, he and his musicians have creates growing interest in Jazz Big Band performance in Mexico City.
Rob Stattel: trombone and euphonium; studied with Brian Bowman (US Air Force Band) and Abe Torchinsky (Philadelphia Orchestra); formerly with the 81st US Army Band; plays with the Dave White Big Band and the Lehman College Concert Band; teaches throughout the tri-state area
Glenn Babakian: trombone, studied with Fred “Moe” Snyder and Eric Goletz; performed in jazz, classical, and pop venues; currently a member of the St Thomas Orchestra, The Cufflinks Touring Group, the Hot Lavender Swing Band, in addition to the Norm Hathaway Big Band.
Curtis Streuli: trombone; played with Gary Wofsey; author of “A Blues For Eden”, 2006, Lulu Press.
Michael Kates: French horn; Mannes College of Music, Manhattan School of Music; studied with Joe Singer, Ranier Delntinis; Australian Brass Band, American Chamber Orch.; Hudson Valley Wind Ensemble, Chappaqua, Highpoint Players, Bronxvilles Pops
Charlie Freeman: piano, extensive experience in dixieland jazz bands; studied with Joel Forbes and Andy Laverne; Bearcats Jazz Band, Cold Springs Depot Dixie Band, and the Carmen Leggio groups
Ken Cilione: guitar, bass, mandolin; studied with Sid Margolis, Chuck Catania, Sal Salvador; played with: HS Dance Band, NBC Jr. Achievement Orchestra, Lynn Oliver's George Shearing Quintet, local bands, and his group "The Four of Us"
Alan Lounsbury: bass; teaches music at Byram Hills High and is involved in many musical productions.
Al Montecalvo: drums, percussion; music teacher, band director (30 yrs) Carmel, NY, adjunct music professor WCSU; Ridgefield, Bridgeport, Chappaqua, Danbury Symphonies; theater groups; musicals at Richter; TheaterWorks in New Milford; Sonny Carroll, and Berkshire Big Bands
Alan Goidel: trombone, studied with Wayne Andre, Jack Gale, Michael Powell, Carmine Caruso. Played with the Glen Miller, Tommy Dorsey and Larry Elgart Orchestras. Performed in bands for numerous artists including, Sammy Davis Jr., Lou Rawls, Chita Rivera, Rita Moreno, Red Rodney, Urbie Green, Bob Berg and others. band director at Ardsley High School, Ardsley New York and freelance trombonist in the tri-state area
Ray Blue: tenor sax, has performed on many world stages and in festivals throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa www.rayblue.com
Kinny Landrum (piano), is a composer, arranger, producer and keyboardist who has worked with Leonard Bernstein, The Meters, Carly Simon, Jimmy Cliff, and David Lynch. He was the synthesist on the Grammy-winning TV show "Twin Peaks". www.kinnylandrum.com
Kim Papa: bass guitar; performing and teaching music for over 25 years; graduate of The Randy Potter School of Piano Technology; www.pianotuningandrepair.com
Nina LoConte: trombone
Arnie Gross: piano
Vinnie Gasbarra: drums
Ken Ginsgerg: drums