RIP Graeme Bell
Pianist Graeme Bell was a jazz pioneer in Australia, and was responsible for the swell in the music's popularity in this country since his career began in the mid-1930s.
Bell led tours of Europe and China and received many accolades including an Order of Australia, Member of the British Empire (MBE) and member of the Australian Recording Industry Association Hall of Fame. He was also the patron of the Australian Jazz Bell Awards, named in his honour and held annually in Melbourne since its inception in 2003.
Hear a 774 ABC Melbourne interview with record producer Bill Armstrong on the passing of Graeme Bell here.
Source: Herald Sun
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Graeme Emerson Bell, AO, MBE was an Australian Dixieland and classical jazz pianist, composer and band leader. According to The Age, his "band's music was hailed for its distinctive Australian edge, which he describes as 'nice larrikinism' and 'a happy Aussie outdoor feel'". Aside from playing, Bell was one of the leading promoters of jazz in Australia, bringing American performers such as Rex...
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