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 […]

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 […]

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Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes

Saturday, 3 February 2018
8-11pm

Pippa Wilson (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Annette Jenko-Yates (bass)
Ron Sandilands (drums)

Victorian Jazz Club at Clayton RSL
163 Carinish Road
Clayton 3168

VJC members $15
Visitors $20

Bookings: 9874 8870 (Rhondda)


Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan

Sunday, 4 February 2018
1-4pm

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


Jazz Notes
at the Port Fairy Jazz Festival

9-11 February 2018

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

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Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza

Saturday, 24 February 2018
12-3pm

Rick Correnza (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Bass TBA
Drums TBA

Eira Café
1 Pryor St
Eltham 3095


Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan

Sunday, 4 March 2018
1-4pm

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


Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza
at the Inverloch Jazz Festival

9-11 March 2018

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Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan

Sunday, 8 April 2018
1-4pm

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


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