Jazz Notes @ the Treble Clef

Sunday 28th April – 2 – 5pm

The build up to this event was “HUGE”!  and from all the positive feedback we received, the audience really enjoyed the afternoon.  I know I had a great time playing with Jazz Notes.  Thanks everyone (-:

It was especially lovely to see so many friends coming out to support us.

A big thank you to Damon, Chris and Bernie from the Treble Clef, they are always such wonderful hosts.

Anzac Day with The Swingmasters

For the past 10 years The Swingmasters have enjoyed an afternoon of musical entertainment at our local RSL club.  This year it was slightly different, a booking at Burnside Retirement Village saw the full band; Wendy, John, Graeme, Joe and me, bring a program of dancing and sing-alongs, with a ANZAC theme, to all the residents.  It was so much fun!  I particularly enjoyed leading the “Waltz across Texas”, even the Hokey Pokey, Nut bush and Rock around the Clock.  A few lovely duets with Wendy (my Mum), drew huge applause!  A fitting way to celebrate the memory of our Anzacs.

Jazz Jam at Gabri Friday 12th April.

Very lucky to be invited along to join the band of highly experienced musicians for this Jazz Jam.  The first one at Gabri.

It was loads of fun.  There was a lovely vibe in this restaurant, friendly hosts and patrons, great food and refreshments.  Just a great night all round.

The music was all about Jazz!  Met some new players tonight, and enjoyed watching the interaction between some of them.

Watch this space! Possibility of a return invite.

Treble Clef Lounge – Sunday 7th April.

We had a fantastic afternoon at The Treble Clef Jazz Lounge

It was great playing with Body & Soul – Jan Blake, Tony Robertson, Frank Morgan and Me.

The audience, as always, were very appreciative and it was great to have the support of our families and friends.  Thanks everyone.

I was very happy to have my daughter with me yesterday, she has just returned from her 5 week overseas tour.

Make sure you put this in your diary

Sunday 28th April, 2-5 pm.

Jazz Notes @The Treble Clef Jazz Lounge

Come and have a drink or something to eat, and spend the afternoon chilling out in the lovely rolling hills of the Yarra Valley. 

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Bar Oussou – Soiree Musique

Had a great night last night at Bar Oussou in Brunswick. 

I was thrilled to be invited to join in the Soirée Musique.  Bar Oussou has many organised events and the Soirée Musique is held on the first friday of each month.  It was lovely to play with a great bunch of solid backing musicians. 

It’s always so nice that a new musician can join a group and there is no need for words, music is the conversation.  I enjoyed the many new conversations I had last night.

Loved watching all the French patrons having the best time!

 

Treble Clef Lounge

Sunday 7th April, 2013.

2 – 5 pm

Jan Blake’s Body and Soul.   Jan Blake – Vocals, Ann Craig – Flute, Frank Morgan – Bass, and special guest Tony Robertson – Guitar, filling in for Neil Taylor.

Free Entry

Treble Clef Jazz Lounge – 17 Paynes Road, Chirnside Park.