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: TOM PICKERING 1921-2001

by Ian Pearce

JazzChord, Feb/Mar, 2002

Tom Pickering was born in Burra, South Australia on August 8, 1921. He died in Hobart on October 26, 2001. When the Pickering family came to Tasmania from Burra in the mid-l930s and settled in the house next door - but one – to the Pearce’s, the stage was set for the beginning of what was to become a significant part of Tasmania’s jazz history…

OBITUARY: ALAN BRINKMAN 1917-2000

by Ian Pearce

JazzChord, Apr/May, 2002

Alan Brinkman was born on August 24, 1917 in Glen Lusk, Tasmania. He died at 83 on September 10, 2000 in a nursing home in Hobart, following two serious strokes in recent years…

 

 

OBITUARY: IAN PEARCE 1921-2012

by Simon Petty

Ian Pearce (Nog) OAM, was born on November 22, 1921 in Hobart, Tasmania. He passed away peacefully, on November 8, 2012 at the Royal Hobart Hospital. Pearce was a pioneer of Australian jazz, his career spanning 75 years as a professional musician…