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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 credit Ron Jobe

Photo credit Ron Jobe


by Bill Haesler

JazzChord, Sep/Oct, 1996

When Nevile Stribling died in Euroa, Vic, on July 13, 1996, Australian traditional jazz lost one of its most devoted musicians and the Victorian farming community one of its tireless workers. Graeme Bell, on learning of Neville’s death from cancer said, “I have always regarded Neville Stribling as one of the most proficient amateurs of Australian jazz. A most successful and busy farmer he became, nevertheless, a musician of ‘star’ quality who knew his music as well, if not better, than some of the professional colleagues with whom he played"...



by Carla Teixeira

National Film & Sound Archive website

I’m listening to an oral history interview with Sydney jazz drummer Barry Woods (born 22 July 1939 – died 10 June 2011) held by the National Film and Sound Archive and conducted by Bruce Johnson in October 1985. Barry Woods was a highly regarded drummer, one of Sydney’s jazz elite...





by Peter J F Newton

New South Wales Jazz Archive Newsletter, Vol 10, Nos 3-4, July-December, 2009

Patrick Lawrence Wade-Brown was his real name but he was better known to jazz lovers in the UK and Australia by his stage name, Pat Wade. He was born at West Kensington, London, on 21 November 1926. Both parents were show business people working in London’s West End, his mother being a ‘revue’ actress working with the great British comedy actor Jack Hulbert and other musical comedy personalities, while his father was a ballroom dancer in a working partnership with Victor Sylvester...