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.

Jazz Notes to play Victorian Seniors’ Festival

Jazz Notes to play Victorian Seniors’ Festival

Jazz Notes has been invited to play the Seniors’ Morning Tea for the Manningham City Council on Friday, 11 October, 2013. Allocated seating with bookings essential: 9840 9700. Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) David Taylor (bass) The Seniors Festival takes place over a week with events throughout Victoria. For more information, see the Seniors’ […]

Jazz Notes at Kelly’s

Jazz Notes at Kelly’s

Jazz Notes had the featured spot at Kelly’s Bar and Restaurant, bringing a rather different style of music to the venue. Luella McCormack (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Andrew Eames (bass) Rob Mercer (drums) Wed 25 Sep 2013 Photographs by Marion Blazé, Lynne Gough and Helen Davis  

Jazz Notes at Vesbar

Jazz Notes at Vesbar

Last time we played at Vesbar, we played as an instrumental trio (Ann, Kevin and Andrew). This time, we were joined by Juliane Pasternak and the musical arrangements from a year ago came together well: the ‘joint was jumping’! Juliane Pasternak (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Andrew Eames (bass) Sun 22 Sep 2013 […]

Jazz Notes play at opening of Warrandyte Community Centre

Jazz Notes play at opening of Warrandyte Community Centre

On 16 September, the Hon. Ryan Smith MP opened the renovated Warrandyte Community Centre. The crowd braved the miserable weather and was rewarded by the delightful, new building, wine and canapés and, of course, treated to the music of Jazz Notes! Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) David Taylor (bass) Photographs by Elissa Pachacz  

Jazz Notes coming to Kelly’s Bar and Kitchen

Jazz Notes coming to Kelly’s Bar and Kitchen

Jazz Notes will reappear at historic Kelly’s on the night of Wed, 25 Sep 2013. This time, it’ll be four of us: Luella McCormack (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Andrew Eames (bass) Dinner starts at about 7 and we’ll be on at about 8:30-9:00pm. It’s parma night and will be busy so it’d […]

Opening of the Warrandyte Community Centre

Jazz Notes is delighted to have been invited to play for the opening of the newly-refurbished Warrandyte Community Centre. The project, a joint venture between the Manningham City Council, the Victorian Government, the Bendigo Bank and various community groups, was recently completed and will be opened by Ryan Smith MP. Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé […]

Jazz Notes to return to Vesbar

Jazz Notes to return to Vesbar

We’re returning to Vesbar in Somerville on Sunday 22 September. Previously, we’ve played as an instrumental trio. This time, with Juliane. Starting about 4, finishing about 8. Come and have a drink or Bev’s lovely … (I don’t know what it’ll be but it WILL be good!). Vesbar 3/80 Station St Somerville 3912 (03) 5978 […]

We’re heading for the hills!

We’re heading for the hills!

Last Sunday, Jazz Notes played the afternoon at the Burrinja Café in Upwey. Great fun – thanks to the enthusiastic audience, who came and stayed! The management must have liked us because they’ve invited us back – although their calendar’s pretty full for this year. Luella McCormack (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar) Andrew […]

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Coming events

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

More info


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

More info


Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan

Sunday, 8 April 2018
1-4pm

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


From the archives

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