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Australian Jazz Convention 2017 – Jazz Notes Duo, Rick Correnza and the House Cats

The Australian Jazz Convention 2017 was held again in Ballarat and Jazz Notes appeared there in various guises:

  • Ann and Kevin again performed as the Ann Craig Duo and were joined for one piece by Tonia Baker.
  • Rick Correnza fronted Ann, Kevin, Frank Morgan (bass) and Marek Podstawek (drums)
  • The House Cats, house band of the Melbourne Music Performers: Ann Craig (flute), John Calamatta (saxophone), Gareth Voigt (saxophone), Kevin Blazé (guitar), Ashley Thomas (keyboard), Stan Van Hooft (bass), Marek Podstawek (drums).

28 and 29 Dec 2017

Photos by Marion Blazé

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Rick leads the dance competition

Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza played a corporate end-of-year function at Sarti in Melbourne.

We were asked for the big, party band so we were:

Rick Correnza (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Ashley Thomas (saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)

Some gentle music over lunch and building to the big sound. Especially when it came to the dance competition – in which so many people participated so enthusiastically!

A great afternoon for everyone.

Sunday, 26 November 2017

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171026 Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza

Proudly supporting the Australian Jazz Museum

Jazz Notes keenly supports the activities of the Australian Jazz Museum and we were doubly pleased to have Pippa Wilson fronting the band for this special event at the Museum.

 

Pippa Wilson (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Doug Kuhn (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)

 

 

Thanks to Ashley Thomas for photos.

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171013 Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes

Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan in Eltham

Wade Morgan singing ballads, bossas and pop classics at Prosciutto Bros, Eltham. Great pizzas and a huge array of craft beers!

 

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

 

Thanks to Marion Blazé for photos.

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170910 Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan

 

Duo at Rosebank, Ringwood North

The opportunity to play as a duo AND so close to home – in the lovely setting of Rosebank North.

Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)

Thanks to Marion Blazé for photos and video excerpt of Sting’s Fragile.

 

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170723 Rosebank duo

 

Birthday party

Ann, Tony and Kevin played for Chris’s 60th birthday party.

Cocktail party background music to start and then building to some more funky tunes. And, of course, playing requests!

 

170805 Chris’s 60th birthday

 

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Here’s one near home!

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Coming to Ringwood North on Sunday 23 July, 2017, 2-5pm.

 

Ann Craig (flute)

Kevin Blazé (guitar)

 

Taking requests.

 

Join us for a drink, coffee, afternoon tea or a meal at:

Rosebank Restaurant and Receptions

147-151 Warrandyte Rd

Ringwood North 3134

 

Thanks to Joseph Darmenia for the photograph.

 

Rick Correnza at Hysteria Lounge

Rick Correnza made his debut with Jazz Notes at Hysteria Lounge, Lilydale for Jan’s Jazz Night on 6 July 2017.

Rick’s renditions in the style of Sinatra, Bublé and Cocker were much-appreciated by the audience.

Rick Correnza (vocals)
Ann Craig (flutes)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)

Thanks to Marion Blazé for photos and video.

 

 

 

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170706 Hysteria Lounge

 

With Debbie and Buddy at Farouk’s

Debbie Woodroffe and Buddy Love presented a combined event at Farouk’s Olive, Thornbury with a mix of band members!

Debbie Woodroffe and Buddy Love (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Keith Hughes (saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Matthew Birtchnell (bass)
Alan Richards (drums)

 

Thanks to Marion Blazé for photos.

 

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Sinatra and Bublé coming to Lilydale

Bringing the swinging sounds of Frank Sinatra and Michael Bublé to Lilydale – Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza.

From ballads to Latin and lots of swing with the smooth crooning of Rick Correnza backed by Jazz Notes, featuring Ann Craig on flute.

Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza
Jazz Notes with Rick Correnza

Rick Correnza (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)

Hysteria Lounge
243 Main St
Lilydale 3140

Entry $10

Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2017 – Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes

Pippa Wilson swinging large and enthusiastic audiences at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival, 2017.

 

Pippa Wilson (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Daniel Pickard (bass)
Mark Voogd (drums)

Thanks to Marion Blazé for photos.

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Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2017 – Caught In The Act!

Funky sounds of Caught In The Act! at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2017.

Missing our usual sax player but managed to find a fill-in!

 

Ann Craig (flute, saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)
Andrew Eames (bass)
Marek Podstawek (drums)

 

Thanks to Marion Blazé for photos.

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Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2017 – Jazz Notes with Risa Kodani

Risa Kodani’s honeyed voice held the audience spellbound at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival, 2017.

 

Risa Kodani (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Daniel Pickard (bass)
Marek Podstawek (drums)

 

Thanks to Marion Blazé for photos.

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Sunday with Bob Sedergreen

Ann Craig (flute) and Kevin Blazé (guitar) were joined by Bob Sedergreen (keyboard) for a fabulous afternoon at Eira Café, Eltham.

Kevin couldn’t stop smiling. Bob’s expressions varied!

 

Thanks to Ashley Thomas for photos.

 

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Sophisticated Lady

A great night at the Ringwood RSL for Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes on 6 May 2017.

Photos and video from the event are below.

 

Pippa Wilson (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Andrew Eames (bass)
Rob Mercer (drums)

Highlights of the show:

 

‘Sophisticated Lady’ – Pippa Wilson and Kevin Blazé

 

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