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: DAVID ADES 1961-2013
by John Shand
Music & Other Spheres, November 24, 2013
Sometimes it could be an audience crusher, a sound that gained such mass as to have a physical impact, even though you knew it was just an alto saxophone. But then David Ades (pronounced “Addiss”) generated a singularly wide, wild and potent braying...
OBITUARY: BILL HOWARD 1947-1996
by Allan Browne
JazzChord, Sep/Oct, 1996
The Australian jazz community is in deep mourning for a beloved and respected member, Ronald William (Bill) Howard. He was born in Mentone, Vic on February 2, 1947 and died of cancer in Warburton, Vic, on July 27, 1996...
OBITUARY: ADRIAN RAWLINS 1939-2001
by Peter J F Newton
JazzChord, Apr/May, 2002
Adrian Rawlins was born in Melbourne on November 13, 1939. He died in Melbourne on September 12, 2001, as a result of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma... Although I became aware of Adrian Rawlins’ work and reputation quite soon after arriving in Australia in 1960... it was not until the late ‘90s that I really got to know him well...