Eric Myers Jazz

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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: DAVID ADES 1961-2013

by John Shand

Music & Other Spheres, November 24, 2013

Sometimes it could be an audience crusher, a sound that gained such mass as to have a physical impact, even though you knew it was just an alto saxophone. But then David Ades (pronounced “Addiss”) generated a singularly wide, wild and potent braying...

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OBITUARY: BILL HOWARD 1947-1996

by Allan Browne

JazzChord, Sep/Oct, 1996

The Australian jazz community is in deep mourning for a beloved and respected member, Ronald William (Bill) Howard. He was born in Mentone, Vic on February 2, 1947 and died of cancer in Warburton, Vic, on July 27, 1996...

 Photo credit Rennie Ellis

Photo credit Rennie Ellis

OBITUARY: ADRIAN RAWLINS 1939-2001

by Peter J F Newton

JazzChord, Apr/May, 2002

Adrian Rawlins was born in Melbourne on November 13, 1939. He died in Melbourne on September 12, 2001, as a result of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma... Although I became aware of Adrian Rawlins’ work and reputation quite soon after arriving in Australia in 1960... it was not until the late ‘90s that I really got to know him well...