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: FRANK JOHNSON 1927-2000
by Bill Haesler
JazzChord, Feb/Mar, 2001
The trumpeter, vocalist, composer and bandleader Francis Walter Johnson was born in Melbourne on May 22, 1927. He died in Nambour Hospital, Queensland, on October 16, 2000, aged 73...
OBITUARY: BRIAN BROWN OAM 1933-2013
by Tony Gould
Sydney Morning Herald, February 14, 2013
Brian Ernest Austin Brown, who died at home from a sudden heart attack on January 28, 2013, was a leading voice in Australian modern jazz from the mid-1950s, beginning with a quintet described as the definitive Australian hard-bop band...
OBITUARY: ALLAN BROWNE 1944-2015
by Timothy Stevens
June 22, 2015
Allan Browne , beloved of generations, was one of Australia’s most significant improvising musicians, and his death leaves a gap particularly in the Melbourne jazz scene that will be felt for years to come…