Ann and Kevin return to Open Studio

Ann and Kevin return to Open Studio

After a year’s absence, Ann and Kevin returned to Open Studio, Northcote. A listening audience(!) making requests. Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar)   Photos by Marion Blazé   160724

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes – ‘Anything Goes’

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes – ‘Anything Goes’

A great night at the Ringwood RSL. Pippa Wilson (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Daniel Pickard (bass) Rob Mercer (drums)   Photos by Marion Blazé 160702

Jazz Notes Trio at the Brunswick Green Hotel

Jazz Notes Trio at the Brunswick Green Hotel

Our first gig as Jazz Notes in the great atmosphere of the Brunswick Green Hotel. Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Daniel Pickard (bass)   Photos by Marion Blazé   160619

Ann Craig Trio at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival

Ann Craig Trio at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival

The Ann Craig Trio played for the opening of the Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2016 by the mayor, Councillor Christine Henderson, held in the Market Hall of the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre. At the conclusion of the opening ceremony, Councillor Henderson joined the Ann Craig Trio, singing I’m Beginning To See The Light. We played there […]

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

Jazz Notes with Risa Kodani at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival

Jazz Notes with Risa Kodani at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival

The beautiful voices of Risa Kodani and Ann’s flute enthralled listeners at the Cumberland Hotel and the Faulder Watson Hall. Risa Kodani (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Daniel Pickard (bass) Marek Podstawek (drums)   Photos by Marion Blazé   160611 and 160612

Caught In The Act! at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival

Caught In The Act! at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival

Funky grooves with interplay between Ann and Ashley when Caught In The Act! played at the Cumberland and Bridge Hotels. Ann Craig (flute) Ashley Thomas (saxophone) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Tony Luxmoore (keyboard) Andrew Eames (bass) Marek Podstawek (drums)   Photos by Marion Blazé and Shaanine Dove   160611 and 160612

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes – Sat 2 July 2016 – Book tickets here

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes – Sat 2 July 2016 – Book tickets here

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 […]

House party

House party

What a great setting for a house party: amongst Marj’s vibrant artworks. We were asked to play popular music from the 60s to the 90s which we obediently did. Seeing the band’s name, one of the party-goers asked for some jazz and we were pleased to oblige. Towards the end of the party, we were playing […]

Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan at the Inverloch Jazz Festival 2016 – Warrawee

Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan at the Inverloch Jazz Festival 2016 – Warrawee

The late set at Warrawee on Sunday 13 March 2016.   Wade Morgan (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Gordon Gunn (bass) Rob Mercer (drums)   Photos by Marion Blazé  

Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan at the Inverloch Jazz Festival 2016 – Stadium

Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan at the Inverloch Jazz Festival 2016 – Stadium

At the Stadium on 12 March 2016. Great vocals from Wade and a very special version of Charlie Parker’s Ornithology played by Robyn Payne!   Wade Morgan (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Robyn Payne (bass) Rob Mercer (drums)   Photos by Marion Blazé  

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 […]

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Melbourne Music Performers

Monthly events at
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1 Pryor St
Eltham 3095

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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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