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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: HARRY STEIN 1919-1994

by Bruce Johnson

JazzChord, May/Jun, 1994

The funeral and wake - a roistering affair - following the death of Harry Stein in May, 1994, brought together under one roof representatives of many of those disparate invisible cultures that underpin local traditions and fortify them against exploitative centralist engineering...

OBITUARY: JACK BROKENSHA 1926-2010

by John Shand

Sydney Morning Herald, November 29, 2010

In Motown's heyday he was ''White Jack'', one of two white musicians backing the great soul singers. Jack Brokensha, who has died at 84, may be best remembered as a jazz vibraphonist but he was a man of many parts, including playing on those 1960s hits by Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross and the rest...

 

 

OBITUARY: CHARLIE MUNRO 1917-1985

by Bruce Johnson

JazzChord, Summer/Autumn, 1986

Charles Robert Munro was born on May 22, 1917 in New Zealand. He died suddenly from a cerebral haemorrhage in Sydney on December 9, 1985 at the age of 68. He was the child of musicians who ran a family dance band with whom he was playing before his teens…