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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 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.

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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Jazz Notes CD ‘A Smooth One’ – it’s here!

It took a little longer than we expected but we are thrilled to have our CD available NOW for purchase.

Buy now

We hope you enjoy our first CD: we certainly loved recording the tracks!

There are 18 tracks from Ann and Kevin and one bonus track from Caught In The Act! with Ashley Thomas (saxophone), Tony Luxmoore (keyboard), Frank Morgan (bass) and Simon Atkinson (drums).

At this time of social distancing, there are no festivals or venues at which we can have a CD launch so we have had a virtual CD launch: thanks to John Kumnick of 96.5 Inner FM.

It’s the perfect time to imagine you are having your own private concert, so pour a glass of something special and maybe some lovely cheese as an accompaniment, sit back and enjoy A Smooth One.

Buy now

We are already working on our second CD (from a distance) and we have a rather large repertoire but would welcome your suggestions.

Contact us

 

Buy now

The Ann Craig Duo at the Port Fairy Jazz Festival 2019

Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)

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Photos by Marion Blazé

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Jazz Notes Duo at the Australian Jazz Convention 2018

Both sets on the balcony of the George Hotel. In the first, we were joined by Anita Harris for a couple of beautiful songs.

Anita Harris (vocals)
Ann Craig (flutes)
Kevin Blazé (guitars)

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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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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.

 

In various guises at Halls Gap Jazz and Blues Festival

21-23 Oct 2016

The inaugural Halls Gap Jazz and Blues Festival with Jazz Notes in various guises:

  • the Ann Craig Duo – Ann Craig (flute) and Kevin Blazé (guitar)
  • Pippa Wilson with Jazz Notes – Pippa Wilson (vocals), Ann Craig (flute), Kevin Blazé (guitar), Frank Morgan (bass), Marek Podstawek (drums)
  • Flute, Vibes and Tw Gits –  Ann Craig (flute), Marek Podstawek (vibes and percussion), Kevin Blazé (guitar), Frank Morgan (bass)
  • Jazz Notes and Friends – Pippa Wilson (vocals), Ann Craig (flute), Ashley Thomas (saxophone), Kevin Blazé (guitar), Tony Luxmoore (keyboard), Frank Morgan (bass), Marek Podstawek (drums)

Most photos by Ashley Thomas

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Ann and Kevin return to Open Studio

After a year’s absence, Ann and Kevin returned to Open Studio, Northcote.

A listening audience(!) making requests.

Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)

 

Photos by Marion Blazé

 

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The Ann Craig Duo at the Australian Jazz Convention 2015

The Ann Craig Duo played on 27 Dec in the Provincial Hotel and then the last set of the night (28 Dec 2015) in the Miners’ Tavern.

 

Ann Craig (flute)

Kevin Blazé (guitar)

 

Photos by Marion Blazé

 

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At Open Studio again

Very happy to be invited back to Open Studio.

Thanks to all the Meetup people who came along.

 

Sat 25 July 2015

Photos by Marion Blazé

Jazz Notes hits the airwaves

Peter O’Brien of 3ECB (Eastern FM) kindly invited Ann and Kevin to his afternoon radio program.

We played 5 songs (apparently the first time for live music in their studio) and talked about what we’ve been up to and what’s coming up.

Photographs by Marleen Pruys

Mon, 13 July 2015

 

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Jazz Notes returns to Burrinja Café

Burrinja Café has undergone renovation and change of management. During that time, there was no live music.

Jazz Notes opened Burrinja’s Sunday afternoon program on 28 June 2015.

It started with Ann Craig (flute) and Kevin Blazé (guitar). They were joined by Daniel Pickard (bass) and, for the second set, Wade Morgan (vocals).

 

Photographs by Marion Blazé
Sun, 28 June 2015

 

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