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: NEVILLE STRIBLING 1936-1996
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"...
OBITUARY: BARRY WOODS 1939-2011
by Carla Teixeira
National Film & Sound Archive website https://www.nfsa.gov.au
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...
OBITUARY: PAT WADE 1926-2009
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...