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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.



by John Clare

The Sydney Morning Herald, January 6, 2000

Something profoundly sad and inspiring took place over the past six months or so. Roger Frampton, known internationally as a pianist, saxophonist arid composer of singular brilliance - genius, according to some - had been wasting before our eyes as the effects of an inoperable brain tumour advanced. Yet the more frail he appeared, the deeper and more certain his playing became. Given three or four months to live early in 1999, he declared: "Let's not have any doom or gloom. I want to play." Play he did…



by Jeannie McInnes

FM102.5 Fine Music Magazine, July, 2019

Every Fine Music relationship is forged through a shared love of music. In the case of Kevin Jones, this relationship has been warm, respectful and long term. When community radio was in its infancy in 1976, Kevin became a volunteer, and in the following almost 43 years he presented, wrote and worked on various committees. He was a prominent name on the Australian jazz scene with his articles for The Australian newspaper, record reviews and, of course, programming and presenting on 2MBS/Fine Music 102.5.




NAT HENTOFF 1925-2017

by Robert D McFadden

New York Times, January 7, 2017

Nat Hentoff, an author, journalist, jazz critic and civil libertarian who called himself a troublemaker and proved it with a shelf of books and a mountain of essays on free speech, wayward politics, elegant riffs and the sweet harmonies of the Constitution, died on Saturday at his home in Manhattan. He was 91. His son Nicholas said he was surrounded by family members and listening to Billie Holiday when he died…