Jazz Notes hits the airwaves

Jazz Notes hits the airwaves

Peter O’Brien of 3ECB (Eastern FM) kindly invited Ann and Kevin to his afternoon radio program. We played 5 songs (apparently the first time for live music in their studio) and talked about what we’ve been up to and what’s coming up. Photographs by Marleen Pruys Mon, 13 July 2015  

Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan at Dizzy’s

Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan at Dizzy’s

Jazz Notes made a welcome return to Dizzy’s, fronted by Wade Morgan (vocals) and introducing Joshua Sihombing (piano), playing to an enthusiastic audience. Wade Morgan (vocals) Ann Craig (flute Kevin Blazé (guitar) Joshua Sihombing (piano) Daniel Pickard (bass) Rob Mercer (drums) Photographs by Marion Blazé Thu, 9 July 2015  

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 […]

Jazz Notes with Sevil Sabah at Castlemaine

Jazz Notes with Sevil Sabah at Castlemaine

Jazz Notes was fronted by Sevil Sabah for two great sets: one at the Bridge Hotel and another at the Five Flags. Both excellent venues and well attended. Sevil Sabah (vocals) Ann Craig (flute Kevin Blazé (guitar) Daniel Pickard (bass) Marek Podstawek (drums) Photographs by Marion Blazé June 2015  

Training with the Ann Craig Trio

Training with the Ann Craig Trio

The Ann Craig Trio was invited to play for the Castlemaine-Maldon round trip. We were not prepared for the considerable sideways movement as we journeyed. Brace yourself! Ann Craig (flute Kevin Blazé (guitar) Daniel Pickard (bass) Photographs by Marion Blazé June 2015  

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 Augmented at Mr Mason

Jazz Notes Augmented at Mr Mason

Jazz Notes augmented by members of the Melbourne Music Performers. Thanks to Sylvie Serrano and all the musicians for making this such a great night!   Ange Strickland, Rachel Camerino, Hans De Zilwa (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Alan West (saxophone) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Tony Luxmoore (keyboard) Stan Van Hooft (bass) Rob Mercer (drums) Shannon Morgan (vocal and […]

Live Jazz Party @ Mr. Mason

In conjunction with Melbourne Music Performers Live jazz • Invited artists • Singing, dancing Saturday 23 May 2015, 8:30pm-midnight Venue Mr. Mason Shop 10, 530 Collins St Melbourne 3000 (Enter via Little Collins St)   Bookings $20 entry includes canapés Bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/137257   More information Sylvie sylvieserrano@yahoo.fr 0439813984   Melbourne Music Performers Have you been to a […]

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes – In cabaret – Fri 14 Aug 2015

  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 […]

Jazz Notes debuts at Open Studio

Jazz Notes debuts at Open Studio

The duo of Ann and Kevin debuted at Open Studio on Saturday, 18 April, playing the late afternoon set. We’ll return on Anzac Day and have been invited to make a more regular arrangement. Thanks to everyone who came and for the kind comments: ‘great to witness such musical expertise from this duo!’ ‘you guys […]

Sunday night at the Inverloch Jazz Festival

Sunday night at the Inverloch Jazz Festival

We came on after a beautiful and delicate set by the Tony Gould Trio that held the audience spellbound. Wanting to sustain that moment, we changed our set, starting with Fool On The Hill: primarily guitar (Kevin) with Ann’s beautiful flute and just a little bass (Daniel) and drums (Allan) in the middle. Earlier that […]

At last, Jazz Notes Augmented

At last, Jazz Notes Augmented

To create the party atmosphere of our Melbourne Music Performers events, we decided to augment Jazz Notes with some extra talent by inviting some individuals whom we heard during the Festival. Wade, Ann, Kevin and Daniel dashed from their Warrawee set to find that some of those player hadn’t turned up so things weren’t looking good […]

Debut at Open Studio

Debut at Open Studio

Ann and Kevin will be appearing at Open Studio, Northcote on: Sat 18 April 2015, 5-7pm Sat 25 April 2015, 5-7pm  

Jazz Notes with Chris Le Bon at the Inverloch Picnic

Jazz Notes with Chris Le Bon at the Inverloch Picnic

A feature of the Inverloch Jazz Festival has been the Picnic in the Glade on the Monday following the weekend festival. Jazz Notes was one of the five bands to play at the Picnic and we were fronted by Chris Le Bon. We first met Chris three years ago, when he joined some of the Melbourne […]

Wade’s first set at the Inverloch Jazz Festival

Wade’s first set at the Inverloch Jazz Festival

Our first set was on Saturday evening. Allan Smith had already advised us that he was double booked so we had organised another drummer – or so we thought! Technology failed us and the final message didn’t get through so, when we arrived, we had no drummer. Worry not! The sound man, Andy Rowe, told […]

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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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