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Errol Buddle

Errol Buddle


 by Maree Steinway

March 17, 2018

How did I become involved in Errol’s life? It’s Athol’s fault… Saxophonist Athol Holdernesse organised a ten-piece band for a swing dance at Balmain Town Hall in June 2000. Errol introduced himself to me by a phone call about the rehearsal which was scheduled before the event. I anticipated that he was going to say that tired ol’ cliché, “Ah, you can’t read these charts, luv, you’d better sit this one out.” I am stunned when instead he says, “I’ve got some charts. How do you go about learning the music?”…

Mike Zwerin

Mike Zwerin


by Peter Kenyon

August, 2001

I read with pride the Mike Zwerin review. We all know, of course, about the talent here in Australia – Bernie McGann, Ten Part Invention, Ishish - and I could add many more, as could we all. But the rest of the world doesn’t know really, that we even have a jazz scene, let alone one which is riddled with passion and talent, and which is deserving of wider recognition - as they say in the mags! This is where the National Jazz Development (NJD) Program comes in…

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by Ted Vining

April 3, 2019

On March 23, 2019, about 30 people attended the St Kilda RSL in Acland Street - almost opposite the old Jazz Centre 44 site - to say farewell to Horst Liepolt, a totally dedicated, enthusiastic, and much-loved jazz entrepreneur in both Australia and the USA, who passed away in New York on January 9, 2019, aged 91. Kaye Blum, who did a magnificent job organising the event, along with Horst's wife Clarita, who travelled from New York for the occasion, put together a 30-minute slide show of memorabilia, to open the proceedings…