Keith is jazz legend
Bunyip resident Keith Hounslow has been acknowledged for his contribution to jazz.
The Melbourne jazz icon, who is now a resident at Hillview Bunyip Aged Care, was presented with a framed original bakelite 78rpm record which was first recorded in 1948 with his band “Keith Hounslow’s Jazz Hounds”.
The seven-piece jazz band was originally formed in 1945 just after World War II.
The presentation last month was a surprise on Keith’s 90th birthday.
It was made at the “Jazz Lab” in Brunswick on behalf of the board and members of the Australian Jazz Museum together with the wider jazz community.
The inscription acknowledges Keith as a “Legend of Australian Jazz”.
Left: Bunyip resident Keith Hounslow was labelled a “Legend of Australian Jazz” in a special presentation by the Australian Jazz Museum coinciding with his 90th birthday. Photograph by Roman Kulkewycz.