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Jazz Is Dead

Band, 1998-2006
Rock and Jazz

Jazz is Dead is an instrumental Grateful Dead cover band that interprets classic Dead songs with jazz influences. The group is notable in featuring veterans of jazz and jazz fusion ensembles. The group's composition has changed over time, and T Lavitz was the band's only constant member until they reformed in 2015 (five years after Lavitz's death).In March 2006 the band set out for a month-long tour featuring the music of Blues for Allah to coincide with its 30th anniversary.

PortraitBilly Cobham
dr, perc *1944 CH
PortraitAlphonso Johnson
b, eb *1951 US
PortraitT. Lavitz
key 1956-2010 US
PortraitRod Morgenstein
dr, perc *1953 US
PortraitJeff Pevar
voc US
PortraitJimmy Herring
g *1962 US
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Come Down on Come Down by Jazz Is Dead

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Band Membership
Title Artist Year Type
Great Sky RiverJazz Is Dead2001Album
Laughing WaterJazz Is Dead1999Album
Blue Light RainJazz Is Dead1998Album
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