Keith is jazz le­gend

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

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.

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