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 […]

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. […]

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Coming events

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes

Sunday, 22 October 2017
12-4pm

Book launch

Pippa Wilson (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)

Hungarian Community Centre
760 Boronia Road
Wantirna 3152

More info


Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes in Cowes

Friday, 28 October 2017
7-9pm

Pippa Wilson (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)

Cheeky Goose Café
Shop 4/72 Chapel St,
Cowes 3922


Soirée Eltham

Friday, 3 November 2017
8-11:30pm

Event run by Ann Craig, Kevin Blazé and Tiina Ayris

More info


Strict tempo dancing in Altona

Friday, 11 November 2017
8:00-11:00pm

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


Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza

Sunday, 26 November 2017
12:00-4:00pm

Rick Correnza (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Ashley Thomas (saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)

Private function


Strict tempo dancing in Rye

Thursday, 30 November 2017
8:00-11:00pm

Ann Craig (flute)
Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)
Kevin Blazé (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)

Playing as Stepping Out Dance Band

Rye RSL
5-11 Nelson St,
Rye 3941


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