Inverloch Jazz Festival 2018

Inverloch Jazz Festival 2018

Now with only three venues, the Inverloch Jazz Festival has become a more exclusive affair but Jazz Notes was there with Rick Correnza for two excellent sets to enthusiastic audiences in the best venue, Warrawee. Rick Correnza (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Frank Morgan (bass) Simon Atkinson (drums) Photos by Marion Blazé 10 […]

With Pippa Wilson at the Victorian Jazz Club

With Pippa Wilson at the Victorian Jazz Club

We were delighted to be invited to back Pippa Wilson at the Victorian Jazz Club. Pippa, Ann and Kevin were reunited with Ron Sandilands (drums). At the last minute, we learned that our bass player was unwell so we were very pleased to meet the safe hands of Geoff Woods. 3 Feb 2018 Photos by Liz Thommers

Jazz Notes brings a gentle start to the New Year

Jazz Notes brings a gentle start to the New Year

We were invited back to Eira Café to soothe the delicate sensibilities on the morning of New Year’s Day, 2018. Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Frank Morgan (bass) 1 Jan 2018 Photos by Marion Blazé

Australian Jazz Convention 2017 – Jazz Notes Duo, Rick Correnza and the House Cats

Australian Jazz Convention 2017 – Jazz Notes Duo, Rick Correnza and the House Cats

The Australian Jazz Convention 2017 was held again in Ballarat and Jazz Notes appeared there in various guises: Ann and Kevin again performed as the Ann Craig Duo and were joined for one piece by Tonia Baker. Rick Correnza fronted Ann, Kevin, Frank Morgan (bass) and Marek Podstawek (drums) The House Cats, house band of the […]

Rick leads the dance competition

Rick leads the dance competition

Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza played a corporate end-of-year function at Sarti in Melbourne. We were asked for the big, party band so we were: Rick Correnza (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Ashley Thomas (saxophone) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Tony Luxmoore (keyboard) Frank Morgan (bass) Simon Atkinson (drums) Some gentle music over lunch and building to the […]

Proudly supporting the Australian Jazz Museum

Proudly supporting the Australian Jazz Museum

Jazz Notes keenly supports the activities of the Australian Jazz Museum and we were doubly pleased to have Pippa Wilson fronting the band for this special event at the Museum.   Pippa Wilson (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Doug Kuhn (bass) Simon Atkinson (drums)     Thanks to Ashley Thomas for photos. 171013 Pippa […]

Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan in Eltham

Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan in Eltham

Wade Morgan singing ballads, bossas and pop classics at Prosciutto Bros, Eltham. Great pizzas and a huge array of craft beers!   Wade Morgan (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Frank Morgan (bass)   Thanks to Marion Blazé for photos.   170910 Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan  

Duo at Rosebank, Ringwood North

Duo at Rosebank, Ringwood North

The opportunity to play as a duo AND so close to home – in the lovely setting of Rosebank North. Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Thanks to Marion Blazé for photos and video excerpt of Sting’s Fragile.     170723 Rosebank duo  

Birthday party

Birthday party

Ann, Tony and Kevin played for Chris’s 60th birthday party. Cocktail party background music to start and then building to some more funky tunes. And, of course, playing requests!   170805 Chris’s 60th birthday  

Here’s one near home!

Here’s one near home!

Coming to Ringwood North on Sunday 23 July, 2017, 2-5pm.   Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar)   Taking requests.   Join us for a drink, coffee, afternoon tea or a meal at: Rosebank Restaurant and Receptions 147-151 Warrandyte Rd Ringwood North 3134   Thanks to Joseph Darmenia for the photograph.  

Rick Correnza at Hysteria Lounge

Rick Correnza at Hysteria Lounge

Rick Correnza made his debut with Jazz Notes at Hysteria Lounge, Lilydale for Jan’s Jazz Night on 6 July 2017. Rick’s renditions in the style of Sinatra, Bublé and Cocker were much-appreciated by the audience. Rick Correnza (vocals) Ann Craig (flutes) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Frank Morgan (bass) Simon Atkinson (drums) Thanks to Marion Blazé for […]

With Debbie and Buddy at Farouk’s

With Debbie and Buddy at Farouk’s

Debbie Woodroffe and Buddy Love presented a combined event at Farouk’s Olive, Thornbury with a mix of band members! Debbie Woodroffe and Buddy Love (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Keith Hughes (saxophone) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Matthew Birtchnell (bass) Alan Richards (drums)   Thanks to Marion Blazé for photos.     170618

Sinatra and Bublé coming to Lilydale

Sinatra and Bublé coming to Lilydale

Bringing the swinging sounds of Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé to Lilydale – Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza. From ballads to Latin and lots of swing with the smooth crooning of Rick Correnza backed by Jazz Notes, featuring Ann Craig on flute. Rick Correnza (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Frank Morgan (bass) Simon […]

Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2017 – Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes

Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2017 – Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes

Pippa Wilson swinging large and enthusiastic audiences at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival, 2017.   Pippa Wilson (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Daniel Pickard (bass) Mark Voogd (drums) Thanks to Marion Blazé for photos.  

Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2017 – Caught In The Act!

Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2017 – Caught In The Act!

Funky sounds of Caught In The Act! at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2017. Missing our usual sax player but managed to find a fill-in!   Ann Craig (flute, saxophone) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Tony Luxmoore (keyboard) Andrew Eames (bass) Marek Podstawek (drums)   Thanks to Marion Blazé for photos.

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Coming events

Melbourne Music Performers

Monthly events at
jock & eddie (formerly Eira Café)
1 Pryor St
Eltham 3095

Free entry

For details and dates, see
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Jazz Notes Trio

Saturday, 24 March 2018
7:30-10:30pm
Free Entry

Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Frank Morgan (bass)

Spago (formerly Limelight Café)
352 Blackburn Road
Doncaster East 3109
Bookings: 9841 0511


Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza

Sunday, 25 March 2018
11:00am-2:00pm
Free Entry

Rick Correnza (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)

Spago (formerly Limelight Café)
352 Blackburn Road
Doncaster East 3109
Bookings: 9841 0511


Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan

Sunday, 8 April 2018
1-4pm

Wade Morgan (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Frank Morgan (bass)

Prosciutto Bros
31 Peel St
Eltham 3095


Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza

Friday, 4 May 2018
7:30-10:30pm

Rick Correnza (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Mark Voogd (drums)

Dizzy's Jazz Club
368 Bridge Rd
Richmond 3121

Bookings ($20/$15): Dizzy's


Jazz Notes Duo

Friday, 6 June to Sunday, 10 June 2018

Castlemaine Jazz Festival


Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes

Saturday, 14 July 2018
7:30-11pm

Pippa Wilson (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Band TBA

Ringwood RSL

More details to follow. Contact info@jazznotes.net.au for updates, or look out for the next newsletter.

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