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Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2024

Pippa Wilson and Jazz Notes played two sets at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival on Sat 8 June 2024.

Great audio mixing by Callum (Phee Broadway) and Claudio (Bowling Club). And, the lighting in Phee Broadway was excellent: thank you, Jacqui!

Pippa Wilson (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Malcolm Hornby (piano)
Andrew Eames (bass)
Marek Podstawek (drums)

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes at the Victorian Jazz Club

The Victorian Jazz Club is certainly keen for this event!

‘Pippa Wilson is back to thrill us with her beautiful voice.

She will be backed by Jazz Notes with Ann Craig on flute, Kevin Blazé on guitar, Malcolm Hornby on piano, Leon Heale on bass and Marek Podstawek on drums.

These wonderful musicians will bring us a delightful night of jazz which will suit both dancers and listeners.’

Bookings are essential.
www.vjc.org.au/events
Ian/Virginia 95705884
Graeme/Rhondda 98487920

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2024

The Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2024 and the line-up looks terrific. So, we’re delighted to have been invited!

Two sets on Sat 8 June 2024 (King’s Birthday weekend):

• 2:20-3:20pm at the Phee Broadway Theatre
• 6:40-7:40pm at the Castlemaine Bowling Club

Pippa Wilson (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Malcolm Hornby (piano)
Andrew Eames (bass)
Marek Podstawek (drums)

Jazz On Sundays 2024

The D.R. Big Band, Caught In The Act!, 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.

More info

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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Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes for Rotary Chadstone/East Malvern

Pippa Wilson and Jazz Notes were pleased to support a fund-raiser for Rotary Chadstone/East Malvern.

Three sets of music on Sunday 21 April 2024.

Pippa Wilson (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Todd Sidney (keyboard)
Geoff Woods (bass)
Larry Kean (drums)

Jazz On Thursdays 2024

Jazz On Thursdays continues in 2024 at McAdams Wine Bar with Ann & Kevin presenting jazz, bossa nova and popular songs in a chamber jazz style. And, of course, they will take requests.

From time to time, they will be joined by vocalists and other instrumentalists.

With a great vibe, excellent wines and beers, along with tapas, you can make this a night out.

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

And… entry is free! 

Ladies Be Good for International Women’s Day

Ann Craig led the band, Ladies Be Good, for a celebration of women in jazz for International Women’s Day 2024. This wonderful event was put on by Arts In Maroondah and held at Realm, Ringwood on Sat 2 March 2024. 

It coincided with a display at Realm of the history of women in Australian jazz, presented by the Australian Jazz Museum – open until 24 March 2024.

Jan Blake (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Ashley Thomas (saxophones)
Lisette Payet (piano)
Holly Brick (bass)
Sue Haylock (drums)

Caught In The Act! at Port Fairy Jazz Festival 2024

Caught in the Act! played two great sets at the Port Fairy Jazz Festival 2024.

With welcoming crowds and a great vibe, our repertoire was very well received. We love the interaction between the band and so did the audience.  We are not just a band, we are a group of friends who respect each other.

If you haven’t been to this terrific festival, put it on your radar for 2025, or if you can’t wait until then, come along to Jazz on Sundays, each month, at the Ringwood RSL. Commencing March 17 1:30-5:30, its a great afternoon of live music and terrific entertainment.

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

Photos from the event

Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes at Port Fairy Jazz Festival 2024

As always, Pippa delighted the audience with her trademark friendly, sometimes cheeky, but always a professional performance, and THAT VOICE!.

The two sets were something to remember with standing room only in the Sentinal and a full house at the Reardon Theatre.  

As always, Jazz Notes allowed Pippa to shine, bringing some extra pep to her crowd pleasing favorite songs which we all know she performs so well, and even some new songs to her already extensive repertoire. 

 We are so appreciative of the mutual musical love we all share and always look forward to backing Pippa Wilson.  Don’t miss her at the next festival which will be in Castlemaine – King’s Birthday weekend, 7-9 June 2024.

Pippa Wilson (vocals)
Ann Craig (flutes)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Malcolm Hornby (piano)
Frank Morgan (bass)
Simon Atkinson (drums)

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Ann Craig Duo at Port Fairy Jazz Festival 2024

We have been friends for years now and have been told that our musical presentations are quite fun to watch, even when we are having a musical disagreement!  But as friends, we make a great musical team.

At the Port Fairy Jazz Festival 2024, we performed firstly in the large Lecture Hall to a very friendly audience, who appreciated the varied styles and unique treatment to some jazz standards.  

In the Uniting Church, for the second gig, the atmosphere and acoustics were just beautiful and the set was magical.  

Thanks to everyone who came to watch us and for those who purchased our CDs.

Ann Craig (flutes)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)

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