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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.

 
 Photo courtesy Australian Jazz Museum

Photo courtesy Australian Jazz Museum

OBITUARY: FRANK JOHNSON 1927-2000

by Bill Haesler

JazzChord, Feb/Mar, 2001

The trumpeter, vocalist, composer and bandleader Francis Walter Johnson was born in Melbourne on May 22, 1927. He died in Nambour Hospital, Queensland, on October 16, 2000, aged 73...

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OBITUARY: BRIAN BROWN OAM 1933-2013

by Tony Gould

Sydney Morning Herald, February 14, 2013

Brian Ernest Austin Brown, who died at home from a sudden heart attack on January 28, 2013, was a leading voice in Australian modern jazz from the mid-1950s, beginning with a quintet described as the definitive Australian hard-bop band...

 

 

 Photo courtesy Australian Jazz Museum

Photo courtesy Australian Jazz Museum

OBITUARY: ALLAN BROWNE 1944-2015

by Timothy Stevens

June 22, 2015

Allan Browne , beloved of generations, was one of Australia’s most significant improvising musicians, and his death leaves a gap particularly in the Melbourne jazz scene that will be felt for years to come…