Jazz Notes at The Treble Clef

Jazz Notes at The Treble Clef

Ann and Kevin played a relaxing Sunday afternoon set at The Treble Clef Jazz Lounge and were joined again by Risa Kodani (vocals) for a few songs. (We’re told that singing is good for babies in utero!) Risa Kodani (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Sun, 25 May 2014 2-5pm Treble Clef Jazz Lounge […]

Annie Smith and Jazz Notes

Lovely to be invited to back Annie Smith. Annie and Kevin played together in The Jazz Drive for a few years but we’ve both been doing other things of late. The impromptu sets were great fun. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 7:30-11pm Annie Smith (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) David Taylor (bass) Kojo Brown […]

Pippa Wilson to sing with Jazz Notes (again!)

Pippa Wilson to sing with Jazz Notes (again!)

Pippa Wilson fronted Jazz Notes for our inaugural performance so we’re delighted to have her sing with us again. Saturday, June 21, 2014 7:30-10:30 Ringwood RSL 16 Station St Ringwood 3134 Drinks until late Meals available 6:00-8:30 Download the menu $20 Bookings: 0412 063 603 or by email More about Pippa Wilson If you’d like to […]

Deborah Woodroffe with Bob Sedergreen and friends

Deborah Woodroffe with Bob Sedergreen and friends

Debbie featured at the Kingston Arts ‘Curtain Call’ competition and has invited a few friends to join her in her debut at the Chandelier Room in Moorabbin at 9:30pm on Saturday, 29 March, 2014. Deborah Woodroffe (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Bob Sedergreen (keyboard) Ivan Rosa (bass) Monique Zucco (drums)     Photograph by Costa […]

Jazz Notes at Burrinja Café

Jazz Notes at Burrinja Café

Our first Saturday night at Burrinja Café. Very warm and friendly atmosphere, thanks to all who came! Special thanks to Pippa Wilson and Sarah for making guest appearances at the microphone.   Luella McCormack (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Andrew Eames (bass) Rob Mercer (drums) Photographs by Marion Blazé    

Jazz Notes in the newspaper!

Jazz Notes in the newspaper!

This picture from the South Gippsland Sentinel-Times (12 March 2014) is of Jazz Notes on the Saturday night of the 21st Inverloch Jazz Festival. It features Rob Mercer (drums), Chelly Parisi (vocals) and Ann Craig (flute) . Thanks to Neville Sampson for sending us the article.

Jazz Notes at Inverloch Jazz Festival 2014 – Saturday

Jazz Notes at Inverloch Jazz Festival 2014 – Saturday

Our second set, fronted by Chelly Parisi, was mainly jazz standards but with the added drive of Nicole Thorne on keyboard. Kevin was thrilled to play a duet with Nicole. Again, there were dancers! Chelly Parisi (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Nicole Thorne (keyboard) Andrew Eames (bass) Rob Mercer (drums) Photographs by Neville […]

Jazz Notes at Inverloch Jazz Festival 2014 – Friday

Jazz Notes at Inverloch Jazz Festival 2014 – Friday

It was a good crowd in Warrawee for our first set at Inverloch. Some blues, some more modern and, of course, some jazz.  We even had some people dancing! Probably the best venue for sound: great for Luella’s debut at a jazz festival.   Luella McCormack (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Andrew Eames […]

Jazz Notes at the Inverloch Jazz Festival

Jazz Notes will be presenting two different line-ups at the Inverloch Jazz Festival: On Friday night (7 March at 11pm), Luella McCormack will be vocalising and Allan Smith drumming. On Saturday night (8 March at 11pm), we’ll be fronted by Chelly Parisi with Nicole Thorne (piano) and Rob Mercer (drums) storming behind. On both nights, […]

Jazz Notes at the Treble Clef

Jazz Notes at the Treble Clef

On Sunday 16 February, Ann Craig (flute) and Kevin Blazé (guitar) whiled away the afternoon at the Treble Clef Jazz Lounge in Chirnside Park. We were joined for a few songs by Risa Kodani – and hope we can do that again sometime soon!   Photographs by Marion Blazé

Jazz Notes Trio at Kojo Brown

Jazz Notes Trio at Kojo Brown

Saturday 8 February was a very hot night at Kojo Brown with: Kevin Blazé (guitar) Tony Luxmoore (keyboard, bongos!) Daniel Pickard (bass) Thanks to Denise Burns for taking photographs.        

Mayoral Art Exhibition

Mayoral Art Exhibition

On Wednesday, 4 December, 2013, Jazz Notes played at the opening of the Mayoral Art Exhibition at the Maroondah Art Gallery. The exhibition was presented by the Croydon Branch of the Bone Marrow Institute to raise funds for research into leukaemia and associated cancers. We were delighted when so many people took the trouble to […]

A quick dash to Kelly’s

A quick dash to Kelly’s

It was about 4:30 that we discovered we were expected to play at Kelly’s in Olinda at 7 but we were set up – just in time. Jan Blake stepped in for the vocals, bringing a stack of charts. The restaurant was full and there was good engagement with the band – it was pretty […]

Manningham morning tea for 400 people

Manningham morning tea for 400 people

On Friday 11 October 2013, the Mannigham City Council hosted a morning tea as part of the Victorian Seniors’ Festival. During the morning tea, there were two musical acts on stage, performing to a full house of some 400 people: Nicole Wallace, soprano, singing mainly opera Jazz Notes The day ran very smoothly (thanks, Anna) […]

Melbourne Music Performers – Meetup

Melbourne Music Performers – Meetup

Ann Craig and Kevin Blazé have been in the house band for many prior events of the Melbourne Music Performers but, from 4 Oct 2013, they will be now organizing the monthly Meetup events at Kojo Brown in Richmond. 8-10pm. Set Programme with invited guests. 10pm-midnight. Open Mic. For more information, see the Melbourne Music Performers page.

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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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