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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: BERNIE McGANN 1937-2013

 by John Shand

Sydney Morning Herald, September, 2013

A note or two was all it took. Turn on the radio, hear that saxophone sound and it was obvious you were hearing Bernie McGann inside one bar. All jazz musicians aspire to reaching that point. Few achieve it...

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OBITUARY: JANN RUTHERFORD 1964-2003

by John Shand

Sydney Morning Herald, March 19, 2003

Jann Rutherford, the jazz pianist, composer, teacher and poet who was a prominent and unique musical force in Australia and New Zealand, died of cancer at the age of 38...

 Photo courtesy Australian Jazz Museum

Photo courtesy Australian Jazz Museum

OBITUARY: DOC WILLIS 1926-1995

by Dick Hughes

JazzChord, Summer 1995/96

Francis John (Doc) Willis was born in Melbourne on May 23, 1926, and died in Sydney on December 8, 1995, aged 69. Not many musicians appear at their own benefit concerts for obviously painful and distressing reasons…