What an absolutely fantastic afternoon of great music, perfectly matched with a really delicious menu and great selection of beverages.
And, thank you to the sell out crowd for our first time at Mantra.
Patsy and Dave and all the gang made us feel so welcome and they have put a gorgeous venue together, perfect for music, a great concert space available and a state of the art recording studio, all in this amazing location.
Thanks to Marion Blazé for the photos.
Pippa Wilson (vocals) Ann Craig (flute) Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Pippa Wilson in an up-close-and-personal show backed by Ann Craig (flute) and Kevin Blazé (guitar).
We’re heading for the Mantra Studio Kitchen and Bar for a relaxing afternoon with lots of music.
Pippa will sing some of her favourite crowd-pleasers including jazz standards, jazz-inspired pop, a bit of Latin – all with the beautiful velvet tone that is her signature.
Jazz Notes, in various combinations, has been accompanying Pippa for several years. This combination gives Pippa a chance to shine, stripping the sound back and allowing our audiences to get close and personal to this lovely lady.
Pippa Wilson sings the beautiful ‘Shadow Of Your Smile’ accompanied by Ann Craig (flute) and Kevin Blazé (guitar). The music was written by Johnny Mandel with lyrics by Paul Francis Webster for the 1965 movie, ‘The Sandpiper’.
When things became very quiet in 2020, we thought we should ‘get together’ with Pippa and do something. So, here it is: a video made under COVID restrictions.
We’ve had so many great gigs with Pippa including several at Ringwood RSL. In 2018, we were on the Frankston Arts Centre’s major events calendar with our show featuring Pippa Wilson and the Jazz Notes Showband, ‘Songs from the Cinema’. We had so many fantastic songs to choose from, but we totally forgot about this gem.
No sandpipers here but you’ll hear our local birds in the background.
The Ann Craig Trio played for the opening of the Castlemaine Jazz Festival 2016 by the mayor, Councillor Christine Henderson, held in the Market Hall of the Castlemaine Visitor Information Centre. At the conclusion of the opening ceremony, Councillor Henderson joined the Ann Craig Trio, singing I’m Beginning To See The Light. We played there again on the very cold Sunday morning.
The Ann Craig Trio played sets in the Cumberland and Bridge Hotels and, as last year, on the train to Maldon and back.
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Daniel Pickard (bass)