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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.

 
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OBITUARY: PAT QUA 1926–2018

by Bill Haesler OAM

October, 2018

The Qua family may not be a Sydney jazz institution, but it certainly seems like one. Patricia Qua (née Barraclough) was born in Sydney NSW on 26 January 1926 and grew up in a musical environment in Ormond Street, Ashfield. Her father Len played piano for silent movies, her mother Isabel was a violinist and pianist and both were members of a light classical string quartet. Pat's sons Chris and Willie Qua were founder members of the celebrated Galapagos Duck group in 1973 and are distinguished Australian jazz musicians...

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OBITUARY: CHUCK MORGAN 1952-2018

by Bill Haesler OAM

Sydney Jazz Club Newsletter, November 2018

Guitarist Chuck Morgan, who died on 23 August 2018, was a gentle man and an unassuming musician, widely known to Sydney jazz audiences from the late 1990s for his outstanding playing as a member of trombonist-vocalist Dan Barnett's jazz band, and from 2000 with his longtime partner singer/pianist Janet Seidel's touring and recording group up until her untimely death in August 2017…

 

 

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OBITUARY: BRUCE HANCOCK 1948-2018

by Ted Nettelbeck

November 8, 2018

Bruce Hancock’s many contributions to the cause of jazz music in South Australia, as an outstanding jazz artist, superb jazz educator and dedicated administrator, have been exceptional, as recognised by his admission in October 2018 to the South Australian Music Hall of Fame. Born in Kadina on 24 December 1948, his early musical experiences were shaped by his father’s involvement in music for local country dances and community functions...