Jazz Notes plays ‘For The Best’

Jazz Notes plays ‘For The Best’

Jazz Notes supported Alexa Blazé’s ‘For The Best’ team in a fundraiser for the Leukaemia Foundation’s ‘Light The Night’ campaign (http://www.lightthenight.org.au). Guest performances by Pippa Wilson, Jan Blake, Alexa Blazé and Luke McDonald. The event was held at The Treble Clef Jazz Lounge on Friday 22 August, 2014 and raised over $1000. Sevil Sabah (vocals) […]

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes at Burrinja Café

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes at Burrinja Café

It must have been the coldest and wettest night of the year but the audience was warm and enthusiastic! Pippa was in fine form vocally and bantered with the audience and the band – especially Daniel Pickard and Ann Craig. ‘It was great music, musicians, venue and sound.’ ‘Very enjoyable night. Pippa was great with […]

Pippa Wilson coming to Burrinja Café

Pippa Wilson coming to Burrinja Café

Following on the success of our event at the Ringwood RSL, last month, Pippa Wilson will be appearing with Jazz Notes at Burrinja Café, Upwey on Friday, 1 August 2014. 7:30-10:30pm (meals from 6:30) Pippa Wilson (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Daniel Pickard (bass) Allan Smith (drums) Entry is $20 Bookings are recommended: […]

Watch and hear Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes

Watch and hear Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes

You can hear see and hear one minute of our recent Ringwood event by going to the Watch & Listen page (menu at the top of this page). Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes at the Ringwood RSL

Isabella and Marcus Fundraiser

Isabella and Marcus Fundraiser

Jazz Notes supported Jan Blake’s fundraiser for the Isabella and Marcus Paediatric Brainstem Tumour Fund. On this night, Jazz Notes comprised: Jan Blake (vocals), Ann Craig (flute), Brett Willis (saxophone and clarinet), Kevin Blazé (guitar), Frank Morgan (bass). http://www.isabellaandmarcusfund.org.au   Photographs by Marion Blazé  

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes – 21 June 2014

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes – 21 June 2014

A great night with Pippa at the Ringwood RSL on Saturday 21 June! It was a good-sized and enthusiastic audience (at least, judging by the whooping and hollering on our recording) for dinner and the show. The music gelled well and we even managed two unrehearsed requests. There were calls for ‘one more’ even after ‘just […]

At Burrinja Café with Juliane Pasternak and Sevil Sabah

At Burrinja Café with Juliane Pasternak and Sevil Sabah

A cosy afternoon at Burrinja Café: Jazz Notes playing as a trio with some songs from Juliane Pasternak (after a long break) and Sevil Sabah (for the first time). Juliane Pasternak (vocals) Sevil Sabah (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) David Taylor (bass)   Photographs by Marion Blazé  

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes on World Music Day

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes on World Music Day

Pippa Wilson will perform with ‘Jazz Notes’ on Saturday 21st June 2014 at the Ringwood RSL (16 Station Street, Ringwood). Pippa Wilson – vocals Ann Craig – flute Kevin Blazé – guitar Andrew Eames -bass Rob Mercer – drums ‘The notes dip and flow with the ease that comes from artistry of a high calibre which has made […]

The Opportunists – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

The Opportunists – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

Seeing a gap in the program, Kevin decided to fulfil an ambition: to play with Nicole Thorne. Andrew Eames and Simon Atkinson held the band together. With no time for rehearsal and some challenging music, this was musically risky but there were some very good musical moments and a lot of fun. Nicole Thorne (piano)Kevin […]

Jazz Notes Trio – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

Jazz Notes Trio – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

Kevin was originally scheduled to play in a guitar duo but illness interfered. Ann Craig (flute) stepped in and, on Saturday night, we were joined by Brian Paulusz  (who was available to play guitar at 5 minutes notice but for only 20 minutes), giving Frank O’Brien (bass) just enough time to travel from his previous set! On […]

Jess Wood Quintet – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

Jess Wood Quintet – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

Jess formed this quintet on the Sunday – it was a delightful surprise for everyone! Thanks for inviting Kevin. Alex (sax) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Ben Hooper (keys) Jess Wood (bass) Monique Zucco (drums)     Photographs by Marion Blazé  

Synopsis Combo – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

Synopsis Combo – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

Kevin filled the vacant guitar spot for the Synopsis Combo at the Cumberland Hotel (Saturday) and the Public Inn (Sunday) playing Colin’s sax favourites. Colin and Kevin played in The Jazz Drive together so it was great to renew the musical experience. Colin Garrett (tenor saxophone) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Jess Wood (bass) Monique Zucco (drums) […]

Jazz Notes Quintet – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

Jazz Notes Quintet – Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

Three great sets with the Jazz Notes Quintet: Luella at the front. Two sets on Saturday night (at the Public Inn and the Cumberland), both with Chelsea on drums. Then, Sunday night at the Bridge Hotel with Mark on drums. Enthusiastic and appreciative audiences at all of them. Luella McCormack (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin […]

Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2014

What a great festival! Thanks to everyone who played with Kevin: Alex (sax), Andrew Eames (bass), Ann Craig (flute), Anne Hayres (vocals), Ben Hooper (keys), Brian Paulusz (guitar), Chelsea Allen (drums), Colin Garrett (tenor saxophone), Frank O’Brien (bass), Jess Wood (bass), Luella McCormack (vocals), Mark Voogd (drums), Monique Zucco (drums), Nicole Thorne (piano), Simon Atkinson (drums). […]

Ruskin Park Primary School celebrates 50 years

Ruskin Park Primary School celebrates 50 years

On Fri, 23 May 2014, Ruskin Park Primary School celebrated its 50th anniversary at Wyreena Gallery: a cocktail party in the atrium to the music of Jazz Notes. Ann Craig teaches various intruments at Ruskin Park so, naturally, it was to her that they turned for the event’s music. 7:30-11pm Ann Craig (flute) Kevin 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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From the archives

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