This folder includes obituaries for jazz musicians or persons of significance to the Australian jazz community, written by several contributors. Jazz writers interested in contributing are welcome to contact the editor by filling out the form in the CONTACT tab.Click on the INDEX box to access a list of obituaries contained in this folder.
OBITUARY: TOM BAKER 1952-2001
by Bruce Johnson
JazzChord, Dec 01/Jan 02
Tom (John Thomas) Baker was born in Oakdale, California, on September 14, 1952, just over l00 miles from San Francisco. He died in Holland, on October 23, 2001, aged 49...
OBITUARY: MADDY YOUNG 1972-1997
by Eric Myers
JazzChord, Summer 1997/98
Members of the Sydney jazz community were shocked and saddened at the news that the 25-year-old guitarist Madeleine (Maddy) Young took her own life on November 10, 1997...
OBITUARY: BRYCE ROHDE 1923-2016
by John Shand
Sydney Morning Herald, February 28, 2016
Bryce Rohde and Jack Brokensha arrived in Canada in 1953 filled with optimism about pursuing their musical careers in the Americas. The first music they heard, however, was the sound of a cell door slamming...