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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 […]

Synopsis Combo – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

Synopsis Combo – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

Kevin filled the vacant guitar spot for the Synopsis Combo at the Cumberland Hotel (Saturday) and the Public Inn (Sunday) playing Colin’s sax favourites. Colin and Kevin played in The Jazz Drive together so it was great to renew the musical experience. Colin Garrett (tenor saxophone) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Jess Wood (bass) Monique Zucco (drums) […]

Annie Smith and Jazz Notes

Lovely to be invited to back Annie Smith. Annie and Kevin played together in The Jazz Drive for a few years but we’ve both been doing other things of late. The impromptu sets were great fun. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 7:30-11pm Annie Smith (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) David Taylor (bass) Kojo Brown […]

A quick dash to Kelly’s

A quick dash to Kelly’s

It was about 4:30 that we discovered we were expected to play at Kelly’s in Olinda at 7 but we were set up – just in time. Jan Blake stepped in for the vocals, bringing a stack of charts. The restaurant was full and there was good engagement with the band – it was pretty […]

Jazz Notes at Vesbar

Jazz Notes at Vesbar

Last time we played at Vesbar, we played as an instrumental trio (Ann, Kevin and Andrew). This time, we were joined by Juliane Pasternak and the musical arrangements from a year ago came together well: the ‘joint was jumping’! Juliane Pasternak (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Andrew Eames (bass) Sun 22 Sep 2013 […]

Jazz Notes coming to Kelly’s Bar and Kitchen

Jazz Notes coming to Kelly’s Bar and Kitchen

Jazz Notes will reappear at historic Kelly’s on the night of Wed, 25 Sep 2013. This time, it’ll be four of us: Luella McCormack (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Andrew Eames (bass) Dinner starts at about 7 and we’ll be on at about 8:30-9:00pm. It’s parma night and will be busy so it’d […]

Jazz Notes to return to Vesbar

Jazz Notes to return to Vesbar

We’re returning to Vesbar in Somerville on Sunday 22 September. Previously, we’ve played as an instrumental trio. This time, with Juliane. Starting about 4, finishing about 8. Come and have a drink or Bev’s lovely … (I don’t know what it’ll be but it WILL be good!). Vesbar 3/80 Station St Somerville 3912 (03) 5978 […]

Jazz Notes at Vesbar

Jazz Notes at Vesbar

Sun 17 March 2013 Another great evening at Vesbar (3/80 Station Street Somerville 3912). Good company, good food, a glass of wine, … .   Beverly Fraser (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Andrew Eames (bass)    

Jazz Notes at Vesbar 20 Jan 2013

Jazz Notes at Vesbar 20 Jan 2013

Our first visit to Bev’s delightful venue in Somerville – a short hop from the new Peninsula Link. Ann Craig (flute), Kevin Blazé (guitar) and Andrew Eames (bass) enjoyed an enthusiastic audience and good food. It was a mostly instrumental affair but we managed to persuade Bev Fraser to join in for several vocal numbers. We’ve […]

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Coming events

Australian Jazz Convention
Ballarat

Fri 28-Sun 30 December, 2018

Playing in various combinations:
Jazz Notes Duo
Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes
The House Cats


Sunday afternoons in Eltham

Prosciutto Bros
31 Peel St
Eltham 3095

Sundays 1-4pm

Sunday, 13 January 2019
Sunday, 17 February 2019
Sunday, 24 March 2019
Sunday, 14 April 2019
Sunday, 12 May 2019


Port Fairy Jazz Festival

8-10 February 2019

The Ann Craig Duo
Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes
Rick Correnza with Jazz Notes
The House Cats


Inverloch Jazz Festival

8-11 March 2019

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes
Rick Correnza with Jazz Notes


From the archives

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