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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  

In various guises at Halls Gap Jazz and Blues Festival

In various guises at Halls Gap Jazz and Blues Festival

21-23 Oct 2016 The inaugural Halls Gap Jazz and Blues Festival with Jazz Notes in various guises: the Ann Craig Duo – Ann Craig (flute) and Kevin Blazé (guitar) Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes – Pippa Wilson (vocals), Ann Craig (flute), Kevin Blazé (guitar), Frank Morgan (bass), Marek Podstawek (drums) Flute, Vibes and Tw Gits […]

More chemistry

More chemistry

161209   Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Andrew Eames (bass) Rob Mercer (drums)   Photos by Marion Blazé and Ann Craig

Andrew Eames Band opening Castlemaine Rotary Art Show

Andrew Eames Band opening Castlemaine Rotary Art Show

The Castlemaine Rotary Art Show opened the night before the Castlemaine Jazz Festival and Andrew was invited to put together the band for it. Ann Craig (flute) Ashley Thomas (saxophone) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Andrew Eames (bass)   Photos by Marion Blazé   160610

Flute, Vibes and Two Gits at the Grampians Jazz Festival 2016

Flute, Vibes and Two Gits at the Grampians Jazz Festival 2016

Marek Podstawek has played drums with us several times and occasionally on other instruments. After exploring his versatility at the Australian Jazz Convention, we thought we’d do it again at the Grampians. Marek’s very entertaining and a lot of fun! Ann Craig (flute, percussion) Marek Podstawek (vibes, melodica, percussion) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Daniel Pickard (bass)   […]

Jazz Notes with Debbie Woodroffe at the Grampians Jazz Festival

Jazz Notes with Debbie Woodroffe at the Grampians Jazz Festival

An unexpected set with short notice at the Punjab restaurant – carried off with aplomb by Debbie Woodroffe. And, thanks to Stan for stepping into the breach. Sun, 14 Feb 2016   Debbie Woodroffe (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Stan Van Hooft (bass)   Photos by Marion Blazé  

Ann Craig Trio at the Grampians Jazz Festival 2016

Ann Craig Trio at the Grampians Jazz Festival 2016

Two sets: opening the Festival at the Mountain Grand on Fri, 12 Feb, 2016. Then, the open stage on Sat, 13 Feb 2016 with special guest vocalist, Pippa Wilson.   Lots of scatting on the outdoor stage: evidence of kangaroos!   Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (vocals) Daniel Pickard (bass)   Photos by Marion Blazé […]

Jazz Notes spring to Burrinja Café

Jazz Notes spring to Burrinja Café

We left Mark, Tony and Frank to hold the fort at the Ringwood RSL while Ann, Kevin, Daniel and Wade played a previously-booked engagement at Burrinja Café. The beautiful spring day provided an opportunity for some photographs in the garden.   27 September 2015 Photos by Lea Morgan and Marion Blazé  

Jazz Notes returns to Burrinja Café

Jazz Notes returns to Burrinja Café

Burrinja Café has undergone renovation and change of management. During that time, there was no live music. Jazz Notes opened Burrinja’s Sunday afternoon program on 28 June 2015. It started with Ann Craig (flute) and Kevin Blazé (guitar). They were joined by Daniel Pickard (bass) and, for the second set, Wade Morgan (vocals).   Photographs […]

Ann Craig Trio at Castlemaine

Ann Craig Trio at Castlemaine

The Ann Craig Trio had two sets in stationary venues! The first set was in Run, Rabbit, Run which has a central atrium, making it challenging for photography. The Trio was also asked to fill the previous spot, for which we were joined by Ange Strickland (vocals). Lot 19 is an art space outside the […]

Jazz Notes at Maurice’s party

Jazz Notes at Maurice’s party

The birthday party of Kevin’s long-standing friend, Maurice, was a noisy affair! So much so that few would have heard Sevil. Those who did passed very favourable (and accurate!) comments. Sevil wasn’t the only singer, that day: Maurice was joined by Neville (various guitars, piano, ukulele) and Kevin (guitar) for a few songs and then […]

Jazz Notes plays ‘For The Best’

Jazz Notes plays ‘For The Best’

Jazz Notes supported Alexa Blazé’s ‘For The Best’ team in a fundraiser for the Leukaemia Foundation’s ‘Light The Night’ campaign (http://www.lightthenight.org.au). Guest performances by Pippa Wilson, Jan Blake, Alexa Blazé and Luke McDonald. The event was held at The Treble Clef Jazz Lounge on Friday 22 August, 2014 and raised over $1000. Sevil Sabah (vocals) […]

At Burrinja Café with Juliane Pasternak and Sevil Sabah

At Burrinja Café with Juliane Pasternak and Sevil Sabah

A cosy afternoon at Burrinja Café: Jazz Notes playing as a trio with some songs from Juliane Pasternak (after a long break) and Sevil Sabah (for the first time). Juliane Pasternak (vocals) Sevil Sabah (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) David Taylor (bass)   Photographs by Marion Blazé  

The Opportunists – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

The Opportunists – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

Seeing a gap in the program, Kevin decided to fulfil an ambition: to play with Nicole Thorne. Andrew Eames and Simon Atkinson held the band together. With no time for rehearsal and some challenging music, this was musically risky but there were some very good musical moments and a lot of fun. Nicole Thorne (piano)Kevin […]

Jazz Notes Trio – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

Jazz Notes Trio – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

Kevin was originally scheduled to play in a guitar duo but illness interfered. Ann Craig (flute) stepped in and, on Saturday night, we were joined by Brian Paulusz  (who was available to play guitar at 5 minutes notice but for only 20 minutes), giving Frank O’Brien (bass) just enough time to travel from his previous set! On […]

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Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes

Sunday, 22 October 2017
12-4pm

Book launch

Pippa Wilson (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)

Hungarian Community Centre
760 Boronia Road
Wantirna 3152

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Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes in Cowes

Friday, 28 October 2017
7-9pm

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

Cheeky Goose Café
Shop 4/72 Chapel St,
Cowes 3922


Soirée Eltham

Friday, 3 November 2017
8-11:30pm

Event run by Ann Craig, Kevin Blazé and Tiina Ayris

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Strict tempo dancing in Altona

Friday, 11 November 2017
8:00-11:00pm

Ann Craig (flute)
Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)
Kevin Blazé (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)

Playing as Stepping Out Dance Band

Altona Sports Club
11 Altona Rd
Altona 3018


Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza

Sunday, 26 November 2017
12:00-4:00pm

Rick Correnza (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Ashley Thomas (saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)

Private function


Strict tempo dancing in Rye

Thursday, 30 November 2017
8:00-11:00pm

Ann Craig (flute)
Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)
Kevin Blazé (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)

Playing as Stepping Out Dance Band

Rye RSL
5-11 Nelson St,
Rye 3941


From the archives

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