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Jazz On Thursdays

We are super excited to be back at McAdams Wine bar, after a short break. Come join us for cool jazz every Thursday till Christmas.

Help us make Jazz on Thursday nights the best place to go in the Eastern Suburbs. And you’ll see how cool McAdams Wine Bar really is. 

There aren’t many eastern suburb venues that have free entry and support jazz. So we are really happy to be on the program. 

Ann & Kevin will play their favorite jazz standards as well as well known latin & Bossa nova hits. There will some modern tunes with a jazz feel and some interesting chamber jazz featured each week until the end of October. And…. We always take requests. 

Bring your friends. Support this cool, trendy Wine bar & the owners who continue to support musicians and LIVE music. 

Great food, fantastic wine, beer and lots of other choices. 

And… entry is free! 

Jazz In The Park – Sun 19 Nov 2023

Stiggants Reserve, Warrandyte
Sun 19 Nov 2023, 1:30-6:00pm

Detailed information is on the CMaP website

A Free Community Event presented by Community Music and Performances Inc, Jazz In The Park will feature Melbourne’s Lady of Jazz, the wonderful Pippa Wilson and the Manningham Concert Band who will perform a mixed and exciting repertoire of jazz and more. We will celebrate Manningham’s fine youth performers with Simple Syncopation from Donvale Christian College. And dance to the music of Caught in the Act!

Food and beverages will be provided by:

Kellybrook has been producing award winning wines and ciders for over 50 years at their Wonga Park winery – a hidden oasis at the gateway to the Yarra Valley.

Go to website

So, BYO chair or rug and friends for a great afternoon of jazz in Warrandyte. 

This project is sponsored and supported by:

Manningham Council’s Community Grants Program

Rotary Club of Warrandyte Donvale

Jazz Notes

Advertising is supported by Fletchers.

Jazz In The Park is a free, community event presented by Community Music and Performances Inc.

Sunday afternoon jazz: Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes

Get ready to experience the smooth and sultry sounds of Melbourne’s Lady of Jazz, Pippa Wilson, in an afternoon of unforgettable music at East Malvern RSL. Pippa will perform a selection of her favourite crowd-pleasers, from jazz standards to jazz-inspired pop and a touch of Latin rhythm. 

Backed by the Jazz Notes band: Ann Craig (flute), Kevin Blazé (guitar), Todd Sidney (piano), Geoff Woods (bass) and Larry Kean (drums).

Join us for an afternoon of great music and entertainment at East Malvern RSL on Sunday 18 June 2023, 2:00-4:30pm (doors open 12:30pm).

East Malvern RSL 
Stanley Grose Dr 
(off Winton Rd) 
Malvern East 3145

Tickets: $20

https://www.trybooking.com/CHDCE

Jazz On Sundays 2023

The D.R. Big Band, Jazz Notes, featured singers, jazz jam, open mic – all on a Sunday afternoon at Ringwood RSL.

A guest singer will join the 17-piece DR Big Band for some big band favourites, old and new. And Jazz Notes – Caught In The Act! will bring you some funky Latin music and more.

It’ll be a huge afternoon of music at Ringwood RSL with the bands followed by a jam.

The music commences at 1:30pm.

Sunday 5th March 2023
Sunday 2nd April 2023
Sunday 7th May 2023
Sunday 4th June 2023
Sunday 2nd July 2023
Sunday 13th August 2023
Sunday 10th September 2023
Sunday 1st October 2023
Sunday 12th November 2023
Sunday 10th December 2023

Please note that all dates are correct at the time of publication but we occasionally have to move them due to other commitments of the RSL.

Booking

Entry for the entire afternoon of music is $15. Please book through TryBooking to ensure your place – tickets will be on sale UNTIL 5:00pm on THE DAY BEFORE the event.
https://www.trybooking.com/BVWQE

Tickets will also be on sale at the venue, subject to availability.

It helps us with room arrangements if you book in advance.

Entry after 4:30pm is by donation.

Jazz jam and open mic

The jazz jam runs 4:30-5:30pm: singers and all instrumentalists are welcome. The house band will fill gaps in the line-up.

For the lead sheets, see: https://www.swiss-jazz.ch/partitions-real-book.htm#real-book

If you’d like to bring along a song, please bring 4 copies of the lead sheet.

Singers: please bring your microphone!

And, please let us know that you’re coming so that we can include you in our programme.

Food and drinks

A full lunch/dinner menu is available in the Bistro and a low-cost menu is available in the Anzac Bar.

Or you can order in the Function Room.

This event is run by:

Jazz Notes

Melbourne Music Performers

Community Music and Performances Inc

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Jazz Notes Duo at Wyreena Gardens

Ann & Kevin – Free Community Concert at Wyreena Gardens

Jazz Notes Duo, Ann & Kevin are looking forward to performing in Croydon at the beautiful gardens of Wyreena (home of Eastern FM).

Bring a picnic, or grab a snack from the delightful Conservatory Cafe. 

We will play a lovely mix of jazz & popular tunes. A classy start to the day. 

On the day we be promoting Jazz at the Lake – a free community event being held on Sunday 26 Feb at the magnificent Ringwood Lake Sound shell. 11:00am – 8:30pm

You’ll also be able to purchase a raffle ticket for our very unique Jazz & Bubbles Raffle: for your own private concert by Ann & Kevin. We will come to your house or party, private dinner party, BBQ (or whatever) and perform a specially-selected 2 hour set just for you. AND, we’ll bring you a bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne for this special event. 

See you on Saturday 21 Jan 10am-12:00noon

Free Concert – donations appreciated! All proceeds to Jazz At The Lake

Jazz & Bubbles Raffle

The prize is: Ann, Kevin and a bottle of Moët.

We’ll come to you, bringing you a bottle of champagne and two hours of live music just for you: a house party for your friends, a barbecue at home, an intimate dinner or a special event – and we’ll bring a bottle of bubbles!*

Tickets are only $5 each or 5 for $20 and there are only 250 tickets available for this special raffle. The prize will be drawn at Jazz At The Lake on 26 Feb 2023. If all tickets are sold earlier, we will draw the ticket via a Facebook Live event and the lucky winner will be notified.

All ticket sales support Jazz At The Lake 2023 on Sunday 26 February, 2023.

Tickets are available through TryBooking
https://www.trybooking.com/CESJQ

Or you can catch us at Jazz Notes events (see Facebook page).

*Date to be negotiated and venue within 40km of Ringwood Station.

Jazz At The Lake 2023 is coming

As Melbourne emerged from lockdown in early 2022, we held the first Jazz At The Lake at the Ringwood Lake Park’s sound shell.

The event was attended by over 600 people of all ages, enjoying picnics, dancing, lots of smiles and all bound together by the live music.

The audience told us that they loved it and wanted it again. So, we’re doing it again: on Sunday 26 February 2023, 11am-8:30pm.

Get more information about Jazz At The Lake 2023.

We are currently seeking sponsors and donations to support the event.

You can see photos from Jazz At The Lake 2022 here.

The bands of 2022:
Bob Sedergreen & Friends
Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes
DR Big Band with Rick Correnza
Vincent Bradley Quintet
Li’l Miss Jazz
Caught In The Act!
Ringwood Secondary College Senior Jazz Combo
Jazz Running Wild

Ann & Kevin at the South Coast Jazz Festival, Goolwa

The Jazz Notes Duo, Ann & Kevin played 3 sets during the Goolwa Festival, a Facebook livestream from the magnificent beach house, just a thong-throw from the beach.

We performed in the Regional Art Centre which was a beautifully acoustic reverberant room, our music was well received but must have been pretty hot because the alarm sounded for about 15 minutes. The audience was covering their ears and (for a change) it wasn’t due to Kevin’s edgy chords!  

We made some new friends and even sold a few ‘A Smooth One‘ CDs.

Thanks to Marion Blazé for the photographs.

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Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes at the South Coast Jazz Festival, Goolwa

After a few winery stops and some shopping, we were off to Goolwa and with the band sharing a house, there were some very funny evenings, indeed!

The sun was shining for the very first gig of the Goolwa Jazz Festival, with Pippa playing to a full house in the Centenary Hall, a few teething issues with the PA which were sorted out by our next gig and a very engaged audience set us up for a fabulous weekend.  

We were very lucky to have this venue for all four performances with Pippa. Goolwa really knows how to treat their guests.

Thanks to Marion Blazé for the photographs

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Caught In The Act! at the South Coast Jazz Festival, Goolwa

Caught in the Act! Yup we were there and were caught having way too much fun.  

Great music and we sold quite a few copies of our album, ‘Pretty Eyes’, so we were very happy about that.

Special thanks to Ashley for making the quick trip (1600km) up and back to allow Caught in the Act! to perform with its complete lineup and all for 2 sets!  That’s commitment!

Thanks to Marion Blazé for the photographs

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Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes at Southern Jazz Club, Adelaide

October was such an amazing month for great gigs with Pippa. Our first time heading to South Australia for a Jazz Festival and the Southern Jazz Club in Adelaide. We all had so much fun and the weather was delightful.

The Southern Jazz Club hosted Pippa with Jazz Notes and the audience certainly got a great show. Some of the audience commented how they have wanted her at the Club for many years.

Pippa was in top form and Jazz Notes supported her with the confidence she has come to expect from us. We are a friendly bunch and that shows on the stage always. We were so thrilled to be able to combine this trip to SA for these two very memorable events.

Thanks to Marion Blazé for the photographs

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Caught In The Act! at the Phillip Island Jazz Club

We were thrilled to be invited back to the Phillip Island Jazz Club and were warmly received by the very friendly audience. We played several songs from our ‘Pretty Eyes’ album plus a number of more traditional jazz songs – all to enthusiastic reception.

Some surprise visitors make the trip to the Island and were happy that Pippa got up to sing a couple of her crowd-pleasing favourites.

We were also able to see President Robin Blackman receive a donation from the Bendigo Bank. The Bendigo Bank is a great contributor to our local communities, including the Arts community.

Thanks to our amazing band: Ashley, Malcolm, Frank, Simon, Ann & Kevin, and to our partners for joining us for the afternoon.

And thanks to Marion (again) for these fabulous photos.

Thanks for having us again at the Phillip Island Jazz Club, Robin & Jill: we’d love to come back again!

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Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes – That’s Jazz – Sat 29 Oct 2022

Melbourne’s Lady of Jazz, Pippa Wilson, will sing some of her favourite crowd-pleasers including jazz standards, jazz-inspired pop, a bit of Latin – all with her beautiful velvet tone.

Backed by the Jazz Notes band: Ann Craig (flute), Kevin Blazé (guitar), Malcolm Hornby (piano), Frank Morgan (bass) and Simon Atkinson (drums).

Saturday 29 October 2022, 7:30-10:30pm (doors open 7:00pm)

Ringwood RSL
16 Station St, Ringwood 3134

Tickets

Buy online $25* (until Fri 28 October, 5:00pm)

www.trybooking.com/BYQRT

At the door (subject to availability): $30

*TryBooking charges a $0.50 service fee.

Caught In The Act! at the Inverloch Jazz Festival 2022

Saturday’s set in Warrawee and Sunday’s in the Community Hub.

Ann Craig (flute)
Ashley Thomas (saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Malcolm Hornby (piano)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)