Risa Kodani with Jazz Notes at The Backyard, Ringwood

Urbanlife Community in conjunction with the Maroondah City Council is currently conducting Sunday afternoon Open Sessions during March in a ‘secret’ artspace called ‘The Backyard’.

Risa Kodani fronted Jazz Notes for our session on a lovely autumn afternoon.

Risa Kodani (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Doug Kuhn (bass)

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Photos by Marion Blazé

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Jenni’s birthday

Jazz Notes played the afternoon away at Jenni’s birthday, covering a range of jazz, bossa and pop.

We took a longer break during the speeches to partake in the sumptuous lunch. Thank you, Jenni!

Everybody enjoyed the music. You guys made the whole day so special for me. Thank you again. – Jenni Brohier

Ann Craig (flute)
Ashley Thomas (saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Tony Luxmoore (keyboard)

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Jazz Notes sets the tone for MedTech’s Gala Dinner

The Gala Dinner for Australia’s MedTech Entrepreneurship Competition at Peninsula, Docklands. A black-tie event for awarding prizes for the most brilliant ideas in medical technology.

‘You are an incredibly professional and talented bunch and were just perfect for the event’ – Cat

‘As a muso myself, I must cheer on the brilliant Jazz Notes providing fab entertainment this evening!!’ – Dr Marguerite Evans-Galea

Rick Correnza (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Matt Birtchnell (bass)

Thanks to the Sherman Tan Studio for the photos of the band.

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Monthly events at Prosciutto Bros, Eltham

Following our first visit to Prosciutto Bros, Eltham, in September, we were invited to present monthly Sunday afternoon events for the early months of 2018.

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

Jan to Apr 2018

Photos by Marion Blazé and Ashley Thomas

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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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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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More chemistry

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Ann Craig (flute)

Kevin Blazé (guitar)

Andrew Eames (bass)

Rob Mercer (drums)

 

Photos by Marion Blazé and Ann Craig

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Andrew Eames Band opening Castlemaine Rotary Art Show

The Castlemaine Rotary Art Show opened the night before the Castlemaine Jazz Festival and Andrew was invited to put together the band for it.

Ann Craig (flute)
Ashley Thomas (saxophone)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Andrew Eames (bass)

 

Photos by Marion Blazé

 

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Flute, Vibes and Two Gits at the Grampians Jazz Festival 2016

Marek Podstawek has played drums with us several times and occasionally on other instruments. After exploring his versatility at the Australian Jazz Convention, we thought we’d do it again at the Grampians. Marek’s very entertaining and a lot of fun!

Ann Craig (flute, percussion)

Marek Podstawek (vibes, melodica, percussion)

Kevin Blazé (guitar)

Daniel Pickard (bass)

 

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Photos by Marion Blazé

 

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Jazz Notes with Debbie Woodroffe at the Grampians Jazz Festival

An unexpected set with short notice at the Punjab restaurant – carried off with aplomb by Debbie Woodroffe. And, thanks to Stan for stepping into the breach.

Sun, 14 Feb 2016

 

Debbie Woodroffe (vocals)

Ann Craig (flute)

Kevin Blazé (guitar)

Stan Van Hooft (bass)

 

Photos by Marion Blazé

 

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Ann Craig Trio at the Grampians Jazz Festival 2016

Two sets: opening the Festival at the Mountain Grand on Fri, 12 Feb, 2016.

Then, the open stage on Sat, 13 Feb 2016 with special guest vocalist, Pippa Wilson.

 

Lots of scatting on the outdoor stage: evidence of kangaroos!

 

Ann Craig (flute)

Kevin Blazé (vocals)

Daniel Pickard (bass)

 

Photos by Marion Blazé

 

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Jazz Notes spring to Burrinja Café

We left Mark, Tony and Frank to hold the fort at the Ringwood RSL while Ann, Kevin, Daniel and Wade played a previously-booked engagement at Burrinja Café.

The beautiful spring day provided an opportunity for some photographs in the garden.

 

27 September 2015

Photos by Lea Morgan and Marion Blazé

 

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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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Ann Craig Trio at Castlemaine

The Ann Craig Trio had two sets in stationary venues!

The first set was in Run, Rabbit, Run which has a central atrium, making it challenging for photography. The Trio was also asked to fill the previous spot, for which we were joined by Ange Strickland (vocals).

Lot 19 is an art space outside the town and is a good setting for a quiet evening set.

Ann Craig (flute
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Daniel Pickard (bass)

Photographs by Marion Blazé

June 2015

 

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Jazz Notes at Maurice’s party

The birthday party of Kevin’s long-standing friend, Maurice, was a noisy affair! So much so that few would have heard Sevil. Those who did passed very favourable (and accurate!) comments.

Sevil wasn’t the only singer, that day: Maurice was joined by Neville (various guitars, piano, ukulele) and Kevin (guitar) for a few songs and then joined by others in some of the vocals.

Sevil Sabah (vocals)
Ann Craig (flute)
Kevin Blazé (guitar)
Daniel Pickard (bass)

Photographs by Marion Blazé

Saturday, 25 October 2014

 

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