Introducing Wade Morgan

Introducing Wade Morgan

A couple of months ago, we learned of Wade Morgan and had him along to Soirée Musique in January. The Inverloch Jazz Festival will see Wade’s debut with us: Saturday 5-6pm, Stadium Sunday 9-10pm, Warrawee Wade Morgan (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Daniel Pickard (bass) Marek Podstawek (drums – Saturday) Allan Smith (drums […]

The Ann Craig Duo – a hit at the Grampians Jazz Festival

The Ann Craig Duo – a hit at the Grampians Jazz Festival

The Grampians Jazz Festival 2015 saw Ann & Kevin playing as ‘The Ann Craig Duo’ (we played under ‘Jazz Notes’ with Pippa Wilson). The Duo’s first set was early in the programming and the room was filled for what was described as ‘Gentle Jazz’. In fact, we covered jazz, pop, classical, folk, … . Although […]

Pippa Wilson fronts Jazz Notes at the Grampians Jazz Festival

Pippa Wilson fronts Jazz Notes at the Grampians Jazz Festival

It was hot! And not just the weather. Pippa Wilson (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Andrew Eames (bass) Rob Mercer (drums) Photographs by Marion Blazé 13-15 Feb 2015  

Jazz Notes starts the New Year at Ruby’s Music Room

Jazz Notes starts the New Year at Ruby’s Music Room

Jazz Notes started the New Year with a debut performance at Ruby’s Music Room. This is a nice venue with good sound so we hope to return there soon.   Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Andrew Eames (bass)   Photographs by Marion Blazé Thursday, 1 January 2015  

Jazz Notes at The Treble Clef Jazz Lounge

Jazz Notes at The Treble Clef Jazz Lounge

We didn’t know it, at the time, but this was our last event at The Treble Clef. A few days later, it was announced that The Treble Clef would be closing for a year or so, while Damon, Bernie and Chris take a break and seek a larger venue. Our thanks to them for supporting […]

Jazz Notes in a double bill with the Roger Clark Quartet

Jazz Notes in a double bill with the Roger Clark Quartet

A large audience was present for this double-bill event: Sevil Sabah with Jazz Notes Roger Clark Quartet with Annie Smith We weren’t quite sure how things would run but they did: a night of almost uninterrupted music, with two sets from each band. Roger and Rory also joined Jazz Notes as we backed Sevil Sabah […]

Vesbar

Vesbar

It was a quick dash to Somerville after work on Friday. A beautiful spring evening playing at Vesbar – clearly a popular gathering place for groups of friends. Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar)   Photographs by Marion Blazé Friday, 21 November 2014  

Ann and Kevin at The Treble Clef

Ann and Kevin at The Treble Clef

It seems that Kevin’s flute-playing will advance very slowly: this was the first ‘real’ lesson and lasted at least 5 minutes. The good news is that sounds were heard, at last. In fact, there might have been a bit of a duet. Prior to this, there were the rather more familiar flute and guitar sounds. Thanks […]

With Buddy Love at The Famous Blue Raincoat

With Buddy Love at The Famous Blue Raincoat

This event drew together several musical contacts. It’s been some years since Kevin backed Buddy, so he was pleased to renew the musical acquaintance of Buddy Love. Buddy’s singing style is reminiscent of Vince Jones and Chet Baker, two of Kevin’s favourite male singers. Ann (flute) has recently recorded with Buddy for his upcoming CD. […]

With Pippa Wilson at Burrinja Café

With Pippa Wilson at Burrinja Café

It was our third event with Pippa, this year, and they just keep getting better! On this lovely night, Jazz Notes played to an almost full house and the enthusiasm was palpable. ‘great interaction between Pippa and band.’ (John) ‘… with all of you so obviously having so much fun it took the evening to […]

Jazz Notes at Maurice’s party

Jazz Notes at Maurice’s party

The birthday party of Kevin’s long-standing friend, Maurice, was a noisy affair! So much so that few would have heard Sevil. Those who did passed very favourable (and accurate!) comments. Sevil wasn’t the only singer, that day: Maurice was joined by Neville (various guitars, piano, ukulele) and Kevin (guitar) for a few songs and then […]

Sevil Sabah with Jazz Notes at Dizzy’s

Sevil Sabah with Jazz Notes at Dizzy’s

Thanks to Roger Clark for inviting us to play at his iconic jazz club. For Sevil and Daniel, it was their first time at Dizzy’s and Sevil sang up a storm, under the watchful eye of Dizzy, himself. Daniel, recently arrived from Newcastle, claimed it to be his first gig at a real jazz club […]

Jazz Notes at La Niche

Jazz Notes at La Niche

It was a fun night at La Niche. Very relaxed. Intimate (squeezy): Kevin had to find a new way of playing the guitar to avoid hitting Ann! Antony joined us for a couple of songs. Thanks to those who came along. From the sounds of things, we’ll be back! Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) […]

Pippa Wilson coming to Burrinja Café, Sat 25 Oct 2014

Pippa Wilson coming to Burrinja Café, Sat 25 Oct 2014

We had a lot of fun with Pippa, last time we appeared at Burrinja so we’re delighted that Pippa Wilson will appear again with Jazz Notes in October. Saturday, 25 October 2014 7:30-10:30pm (meals from 6:30) Pippa Wilson (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Daniel Pickard (bass) Ron Sandilands (drums) Entry is $20 Bookings […]

Spring afternoon at The Treble Clef

Spring afternoon at The Treble Clef

What a glorious afternoon it was: the sun was shining and there were many new faces at The Treble Clef. Marion didn’t want to miss the opportunity to get some photographs – especially of Kevin’s first flute lesson! Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Photographs by Marion Blazé  

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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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