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 […]

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 […]

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Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes

Saturday, 3 February 2018
8-11pm

Pippa Wilson (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Annette Jenko-Yates (bass)
Ron Sandilands (drums)

Victorian Jazz Club at Clayton RSL
163 Carinish Road
Clayton 3168

VJC members $15
Visitors $20

Bookings: 9874 8870 (Rhondda)


Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan

Sunday, 4 February 2018
1-4pm

Wade Morgan (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Frank Morgan (bass)


Jazz Notes
at the Port Fairy Jazz Festival

9-11 February 2018

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes
Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza
The Ann Craig Duo
The House Cats

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Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza

Saturday, 24 February 2018
12-3pm

Rick Correnza (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Bass TBA
Drums TBA

Eira Café
1 Pryor St
Eltham 3095


Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan

Sunday, 4 March 2018
1-4pm

Wade Morgan (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Frank Morgan (bass)


Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza
at the Inverloch Jazz Festival

9-11 March 2018

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Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan

Sunday, 8 April 2018
1-4pm

Wade Morgan (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Frank Morgan (bass)


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