Caught In The Act! at the Grampians Jazz Festival 2016

Caught In The Act! at the Grampians Jazz Festival 2016

New charts, new arrangements! Caught In The Act! for funky rhythms and smooth jazz – this time, with no vocals.   Ann Craig (flute) Jon Magill (sax) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Tony Luxmoore (keyboard) Rob Mercer (drums)   13 and 14 Feb, 2016 Photos by Marion Blazé  

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 […]

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes at the Grampians Jazz Festival 2016

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes at the Grampians Jazz Festival 2016

Large and enthusiastic audiences for Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes. Antics, as usual – lots of fun! And, surprise guest vocalist, Anita Harris.   Pippa Wilson (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Daniel Pickard (bass) Rob Mercer (drums)   Photos by Marion Blazé 12 and 13 Feb 2016    

Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan at the Australian Jazz Convention 2015

Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan at the Australian Jazz Convention 2015

Two sets on 28 December 2015: one in the Provincial Hotel, the other in the Miners’ Tavern.   Wade Morgan (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Daniel Pickard (bass) Rob Mercer (drums)   Photos by Marion Blazé  

The Ann Craig Duo at the Australian Jazz Convention 2015

The Ann Craig Duo at the Australian Jazz Convention 2015

The Ann Craig Duo played on 27 Dec in the Provincial Hotel and then the last set of the night (28 Dec 2015) in the Miners’ Tavern.   Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar)   Photos by Marion Blazé  

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes – Sold Out!

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes – Sold Out!

We were sold out again for this night with Pippa. (We even brought in an extra table in the afternoon.) What a great night it was: Pippa was in fine voice and the band managed to keep up with her. Only a couple of surprises for Pippa but, this time, she had some surprise lyrics […]

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  

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes – coming in November

We’ve had some pretty special events with Pippa Wilson: ‘great interaction between Pippa and band.’ (John) ‘… with all of you so obviously having so much fun it took the evening to a new level and place.’ (Barry) ‘As usual thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment … lots of fun and great music’. (Janice) ‘Have listened to Pippa many times […]

Jazz Notes at the Australian Jazz Museum

Jazz Notes at the Australian Jazz Museum

In June, Ann and Kevin ran some workshops in the use of technology for gigging musicians. These were conducted at the Australian Jazz Museum. Subsequently, Ann and Kevin were asked to play for one of their open days. But it grew: on Wednesday, 26 August 2015, the FULL band played at the Museum. Wade Morgan (vocals) […]

Sunday afternoons in Ringwood

Sunday afternoons in Ringwood

We’ve had the last three Sunday afternoons playing a range of instrumentals in the relaxed setting of the Ringwood RSL. For the first two weeks, it was: Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Daniel Pickard (bass)   On the third occasion, it was: Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)   Photographs by Marion […]

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes – sold out!

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes – sold out!

Pippa Wilson joined Jazz Notes again for a wonderful night of music and fun at the Dandenong Club. We had searched early in the year for a new venue and were very excited when we found the Dandenong Club. The management was great to work with this helped make the night one to remember. Pippa was in […]

Sundays with Jazz Notes at the Ringwood RSL

Sundays with Jazz Notes at the Ringwood RSL

From Sunday 9 August, Jazz Notes will be playing Sundays 2-5pm at the Ringwood RSL. We’ll be playing as a trio and looking to explore some musical colours as well as covering a variety of music.   There’ll be the usual jazz and pop and, if the audience is receptive, might something a bit more classical. […]

At Open Studio again

At Open Studio again

Very happy to be invited back to Open Studio. Thanks to all the Meetup people who came along.   Sat 25 July 2015 Photos by Marion Blazé

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Coming events

Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza

Friday, 16 September 2017
8:00-11:00pm

Rick Correnza (vocals)
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


Soirée Brunswick

Friday, 15 September 2017
8-11:30pm

Basco
307 Sydney Rd
Brunswick 3056

Event run by Ann Craig and Kevin Blazé

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Soirée Eltham

Friday, 6 October 2017
8-11:30pm

Event run by Ann Craig and Kevin Blazé

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Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes

Friday, 13 October 2017
1-3pm

Australian Jazz Museum
15 Mountain Hwy,
Wantirna 3152


Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes

Sunday, 22 October 2017
12-4pm

Book launch

Hungarian Community Centre
760 Boronia Road
Wantirna 3152

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