2016 – A very busy year.

There were so many great things that happened in 2016.

Jazz Festivals; at Halls Gap, The Basin, Inverloch, Castlemaine, Halls Gap (again), Wangaratta and the Australian Jazz Convention.

New events at the Ringwood RSL and Golden Days with Pippa Wilson and Jazz Notes.

Jazz Notes with Wade Morgan at The Brunswick Green and at the Eira Cafe – Eltham

Jazz Notes Duo at Manningham, Open Studio, Farouks Olive, Live on Radio with Peter O’Brien.

Jazz Notes at the Australain Jazz Museum, House Party, Village Cafe, and some new locations – The Alchemist in Fitzroy.

The monthly event with Melbourne Music Performers continued to be very popular.  We ran events at Eira Cafe in Eltham, Sash Bar in Northcote, Basco in Brunswick, The Brunswick Green.  2017 will see us continuing at Eltham and possibly returning to Basco (if they have their repairs completed)

Thanks to all the musicians who played along side of us, we have so many talented musical friends.  Thank you to the audiences and our loyal supporters who are our friends.

2017 is already looking interesting and we have lots to look forward to.

December 2016 with The Swingmasters

Every year I spend NYE with my parents at the Altona Dance.  This makes me very happy:-)

This year, due to some silly accident, my Mum was unable to fill her December spots, so as well as NYE I got to play fun things on Christmas Eve.

NYE NYW 2 NYW JAN santa 2 santas 1Lucky me I got to share this time with my very good friend Jan Blake – as she filled in for my Mum.

We enjoyed seeing Double Santa on Christmas Eve and plenty of fireworks on New Years Eve.

Fun as that was – I’m pleased to report my Mum is ready, willing and able for duty now!

The Australian Jazz Convention

We applied for this event again.

Ann Craig Duo

Caught in the Act!

Pippa with Jazz Notes

Flute Vibes and two Gits.

Risa with the House Cats – Melbourne Music Performers.

I was also very lucky to play with Jan Blake’s Body and soul and a special invite to Hello Mary Lou (so much fun!)

our bands were wonderful, thanks again to our talented musicians who played with us.

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Jazz Notes with Wade at the Brunswick Green

Party Nights!

We seem to do them very well with the groovy and funky Wade Morgan.

We set the scene in September and December with some fine tunes.

The Augmented Jazz Notes, with Ashely on Sax and Tony on keys supported Wade well.

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We had a well attended event and were always happy to see members from the various meetup groups

Eira Cafe – Soireé Eltham – 2016

We had so many wonderful events in 2016.

The management and staff at Eira have been very supportive of our Meetup event.  Each month we bring different performers to Eltham.

We have organized jams and our regular members are gaining great skills in jamming.  We’ve made new friends, seen some really good open mic acts and have thoroughly enjoyed the friendship and music that our group brings.

Thank you everyone for being involved.  We hope that 2017 will bring many more exciting performances to the meetup stage at Eira.  Spread the word – Eltham is the place to be for meetup!

Our first event for 2017 will be Friday 24th February.  It’s the opening night of the Eltham Jazz Festival – so lets bring the fun of meetup to Eltham.  See you there!

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