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THE AUSTRALIAN

The Australian has been Australia’s national newspaper since 1964. This folder contains reviews and articles written by Eric Myers and published in The Australian since September, 2015. Text published in the newspaper is reproduced here, with the addition of photographs which may or may not have appeared in The Australian.

 
Wynton Marsalis

Wynton Marsalis

WYNTON MARSALIS: THE ARRIVAL

by Eric Myers

The Weekend Australian, February 9, 2019

In 1979, trumpeter Wynton Marsalis arrived in New York from his home town New ­Orleans to study at the prestigious Juilliard School. Since then his career achievements are ­legion: prolific recordings, several Grammys, successful international tours, a major influence as an educator and a reputation as one of the finest living jazz musicians. His greatest achievement, however, was co-founding the jazz program at New York’s Lincoln Centre in 1987…

Marie Wilson, Sandie White, Joy Yates, Susan Gai Dowling

Marie Wilson, Sandie White, Joy Yates, Susan Gai Dowling

FOUR: JAZZ LEGENDS RELIVE THEIR GOLDEN YEARS

by Eric Myers

The Australian, March 27, 2019

Four consists of venerable Sydney jazz vocalists Marie Wilson, Sandie White, Joy Yates and Susan Gai Dowling. Two octogenarians and two septuagenarians, between them they have accumulated 250 years in the entertainment business. At this splendid performance, their invaluable experience was there to savour….

Bruce Viles

Bruce Viles

OBITUARY: BRUCE VILES 1944-2019

by Eric Myers

The Australian, April 18, 2019

Bruce Viles, a likeable eccentric who ran one of Sydney’s most influential music venues, has died of an inoperable brain tumour. He was the principal part-owner of the Basement, near Circular Quay, from 1973 until he sold out in 2000. He was born in Sydney on July 20, 1944, to businessman ­George Viles and his wife Joyce, a tailor…