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: ROGER JANES 1942-2001

by David Ridyard

JazzChord, Jun/Jul, 2001

The trombonist, bandleader, guitarist, and singer Roger Janes was born in Bristol, England on May 19, 1942. He died on March 7, 2001 in Wollongong Hospital, following a series of complications that stemmed from a near fatal road accident on August 8, 2000...

 

 

OBITUARY: ROGER FRAMPTON 1948-2000

by Dennis Koks

Illawarra Mercury Weekender, October 2, 1999

“Show me the boy of seven, and I’ll show you the man.” Roger Frampton’s early years, well before he moved to Wollongong, somehow bring to mind this saying. It’s attributed to the Jesuits ...

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OBITUARY: IKE ISAACS 1919-1996

by Eric Myers

JazzChord, Summer 1995/96

Ike Isaacs was born into a musical family on December 1, 1919 in Rangoon, Burma. A self-taught musician, he started on piano at an early age and was influenced by his brother Maurice, who played classical violin...