Announcement of Barry Jennings Death, and Statement on his Life (English Style Ocarina Creator).
Written by Jerry Pollard (Friend and Ocarina collector) Released October 31, 2004.
Barry Jennings, (Barrington, Baz)
Died Saturday, August 28, 2004, about ~8:30 AM Mean Greenwich
time at a hospice in London, England, after a difficult struggle with
cancer. His friends and brother were with him.
Born in England in 1940, Barry grew up chiefly in the midlands of
England as well as spending the later periods in London (Ladbroke
Most recently Barry was recognized by peers as a world-renowned English
Style Ocarina maker, a creative genius whose complex, brilliant and
amazingly prolific body of work in English Ocarina development and a
vast web site of Ocarina knowledge earned him a place of
prominence within the world Ocarina makers.
With some collections of his work at the Museum of Music (South Dakota
U.S.A.), and countless references in publish papers, web sites,
museums, universities, and private collections around the continent and
Barry has been an inspiration to players, students, fellow artists, and
so many others, through his Ocarina’s, his writings, his lectures, his
teachings, and his work shop’s (London, Buffalo N.Y.) Most
especially,Barry has been an enormous presence in the lives of all who
knew him, "a giant among ocarina makers," as a friend said.
His great love for life and friends, and unending wonder at the world,
the strength of his physical presence, the challenge of his mind, the
integrity of his being, the light in his eyes, the amazing life-force
that he was, will be a huge loss for all of us.
Ocarina Ocarina Originators Website http://www.ocarina.demon.co.uk/index.html or backup at http://www.pollardhosting.com or http://www.clayz.com/baz
Thank you Jerry Pollard firstname.lastname@example.org "I am looking for
some of his works, please contact me if you are willing to give them up."
Some YouTube vids of Baz...
And if you have made it this far, might as well go so the archived web site of Ocarina Originators, defunct since 2004...