Daniel Hardie started playing cornet in a boy's brass band at age 8, later played flute, then drum and bugle at High School, and after graduating in History and Psychology at Sydney University, played clarinet in the Paramount Jazz Band - the house band at the Sydney Jazz Club of which was a founder member. He has a fascination for old boats and jazz recordings.
Since retiring from the Australian Civil Service he has devoted himself to historical research and painting. He is a member of the Royal Australian Historical Society and the Society of Australian Genealogists and a former member of the Australian Psychological Society. During the 1990’s he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Sydney Maritime Museum.
He is married, and his wife Robyn M. Hardie who has a background in statistics and genealogy has assisted with the research for his historical works. They live in Sydney and have two grown daughters.
Works on Early Jazz History
·The Loudest Trumpet: Buddy Bolden and the Early History of Jazz, the story of the music of Buddy Bolden the first jazz musician, published in 2000,
·Exploring Early Jazz: The Origins and Evolution of the New Orleans Style - 2002
·The Ancestry of Jazz: A Musical Family History published in 2004.
·The Birth of Jazz: Reviving the Music of the Bolden Era, published 2007.
1. A Tilt at the Windmill: Reviving Early Jazz Performance appeared in the March 2007 issue of the Mississippi Rag.
2. Professor Bolden's Orchestra: a Close-up appeared in the January 2008 issue of the Mississippi Rag.
3. Lazy Moon and The Bolden March appeared in Vol.14 No.6 of New Orleans Music. (June 2009)
ANNUAL BELL LECTURE
In September 2011 Daniel Hardie delivered the Annual Bell Jazz Lecture At Waverly Public Library.
The subject was:
Buddy Bolden and Me - The True Story'
Copies in .pdf format can be obtained at the library website:
Daniel Hardie has also published a number of works and journal articles in the field of Maritime History. He is a maritime painter and has exhibited paintings of heritage maritime subjects in Sydney and other major Australian cities.
His first book Forgotten Fleets: Boats of Sydney in the Days of Sail and Oar was published in 1990. Monographs include The Rosehill Packet(1989) (not now available) and Small Craft of Infant Sydney and the First Fleet (1996).
The eBook Surfboats: Boats that Brave the Breaking Wave was published in 2009.
Maritime Journal Articles
- The Passage Boats of Early Sydney - a Visual Reconstruction Australian Sea Heritage No 9 Sydney Autumn 1986
- Robinson Reed and the Cobles of Sydney Bay Australian Sea Heritage No 36 Sydney Spring 1993
- Building Australia’s First Boat Watercraft (Journal of the Wooden Boat Association) Autumn 1993
- Saving the Drontheim Watercraft Summer 1995
- Sydney’s Heritage Boats (with Barry Dean) Australian Sea Heritage No 42 Autumn 1995
- Building the Francis - Our first built sea going ship Australian Sea Heritage No 45 Summer 1996
Enquiries about the maritime works and journal articles can be made by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2004 he has been Convenor and Historical Director of the Buddy Bolden Revival Orchestra dedicated to performance of music of the Elemental Jazz era (1897/1907) with authentic instrumentation.
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