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 tell us how much they enjoyed the music! (We enjoyed it, too!)

Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
David Taylor (bass)

 

Thanks to Bill Cole for taking photographs.

 

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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 relaxed and we all had fun (including the person who was controlling the colour of the lights)!

By the end, Jan was taking requests from the audience.

Jan Blake (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Andrew Eames (bass)

 

Photographs by Marion Blazé

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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) and it looked like everyone had a lot of fun. We certainly did!

Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
David Taylor (bass)

 

Thanks to David Ng and Manningham City Council for the photographs.

 

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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 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

 

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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

Photographs by Marion Blazé

 

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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

 

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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 be wise to book.

Kelly’s Bar and Kitchen
1510 Mt Dandenong Tourist Rd
Olinda 3788

http://www.kellysbarandkitchen.com.au
Bookings: 9751 1056

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 (guitar)
David Taylor (bass)

Mon, 16 Sep 2013
5:30-7:30pm

168 Yarra Street
Warrandyte 3113

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 0493

Juliane Pasternak (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Andrew Eames (bass)

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 Eames (bass)
Joseph Darmenia (percussion)

Thanks to John Craig for providing the PA and twiddling knobs throughout the afternoon.

And to Ashley Thomas and Ann Craig for taking photographs.

If you’re out that way, we’ll be playing at Kelly’s in September.

 

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Jazz Notes to appear at Burrinja Café

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On the afternoon of Sun 18 August 2013, Jazz Notes will play at Burrinja Café, Upwey.

There’ll be jazz standards, blues and some more modern vocal and instrumental surprises!

All accompanied by lunch or afternoon tea with coffee, cakes and wine.

And, of course, the fabulous indigenous art!

 

Luella McCormack (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Andrew Eames (bass)
Joseph Darmenia (percussion)

 

Jazz Notes at Manningham

On Friday 21 June, 2013, Jazz Notes played as a trio for the presentation of awards and grants of the Manningham Charitable Trust.

 

Ann Craig (flute)

Kevin Blazé (guitar)

David Taylor (bass)

 

Photographs by Marion Blazé

 

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Manningham Charitable Fund

The Manningham City Council, in partnership with the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, runs the Manningham Charitable Fund.

Jazz Notes will play as a trio at the Presentation Reception on Fri 21 June, 2013.

Attendance is by invitation.

 

Ann Craig (flute)

Kevin Blazé (guitar)

David Taylor (bass)