Jazz came to me via Kim Bonython on ABC radio when I was a teenager in Brisbane. It’s still a big part of my life more than fifty years later.
Ian Doherty was born and educated in Brisbane and now lives in Adelaide. His professional life was spent teaching in secondary schools. He believes that life is a curious process and that there is much to be said for teaching young people how to wing it. Preparation and practice have their place, but the ability to extemporise is critically important when it comes to solving problems and dealing with change. For someone with this point of view, an interest in jazz, with its tradition of improvisation, comes naturally. He enjoys writing on widely diverse topics. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org