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Dave Ades ‘spoke’ with his sax

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Dave Ades saw something in me when I decided to get serious about the sax just two months before auditions at the conservatorium, and he went above and beyond to encourage and push me to achieve so much in so little time (I got in). He taught me not just how to play the notes, but also to feel them and to play from the heart.

He was truly inspiring, and a great teacher and mentor. He was not only profoundly skilled with his instrument of choice, but he also had such a passion for musical improvisation. It was always amazing to see and hear him ‘speak’ music with other musicians through his sax, as naturally and effortlessly as a conversation between friends.

Although I ultimately did not pursue a life of music, I’ve always fondly remembered and appreciated our time together, and what he taught me.

Farewell and thanks, Dave. All who knew you through music or friendship were better for it.

Tai Lee, Camperdown, NSW


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Local fisherfolk caught in the parking fine net

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