Max Collie

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John Maxwell Collie (21 February 1931[1] – 6 January 2018)[2] was an Australian trombonist who plays Dixieland. Born in Melbourne, Australia,[1] he played with several different jazz band before forming his own group, Max Collie's Rhythm Aces, in February 1966.1[1] They released their first record in 1971 and, in 1975, won a world championship in traditional jazz against 14 North American jazz band.[3]

Collie died in January 2018, at the age of 86.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (1992). The Guinness Who’s Who of Jazz (First ed.). Guinness Publishing. pp. 98/9. ISBN 0-85112-580-8.
  2. ^ a b ""Sorry to Report Max Passed Away Today 6th January 2018"". Jazz & Jazz. 6 January 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Official Website". Archived from the original on 27 April 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2013.

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