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OBITUARIES

This folder includes obituaries for jazz musicians or persons of significance to the Australian jazz community, written by several contributors. Click on the INDEX box to access a list of obituaries contained in this folder.

 

OBITUARY: KEITH STIRLING 1938-2003

by John Clare

Sydney Morning Herald, August 15, 2003

Keith Livingstone Stirling, who has died of heart failure related to a diabetic condition, was a unique Australian trumpet stylist, recognised internationally by musicians. His network of local fans was devoted, but he was hardly a household name...

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OBITUARY: JOHN EDGECOMBE 1925-1985

by Bruce Johnson

Jazz Magazine, Summer/Autumn, 1986

John Edgecombe was born on February 17, 1925 and died on December 11, 1985. He began tinkering with ukelele in 1937, and in the following year, inspired by bands jamming at Bondi Beach on Sunday evenings, he began to develop his jazz approach on guitar, receiving advice and encouragement from Jack Lander and Mischa Kanaef… 

 

 

OBITUARY: KENNY POWELL 1925-2011

by John Shand

Sydney Morning Herald, July 14, 2011

Few among those listening to Kenny Powell's dazzling jazz piano around Sydney would have guessed at the full scope of his career; that they were hearing someone who had worked with the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Spike Milligan and Judy Garland. ''He can literally play anything,'' observed the late Len Barnard…