Jazz Is Dead

Jeff joined the improvisational interpretive jamband “Jazz Is Dead” shortly after his spring 2000 tour with Phil Lesh and Friends. The band had numerous combinations of world class musicians when Jeff toured with them, but the band always featured T Lavitz on keyboards, who passed away in 2010, formerly of the Dregs.

Jeff toured with JID in various combinations including Rod Morgenstein, Billy Cobham and Jeff Sipe on drums, Alphonso Johnson, Dave Livolsi and Kenny Gradney on bass and one tour featured violinst, Jerry Goodman.

Around 2005 Jeff took T Lavitz, Rod Morganstein and Dave Livolsi into the Tapeworks recording studio in Hartford, CT to record some of the Dead songs they all arranged together with some added special guests.

Jazz Is Dead returned from a 10-year hiatus to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead with a tour in 2015 promoting their newest release, “Grateful Jazz” featuring Jazz Is Dead alumni and very special guest musicians, including amazing performances from our dear friend, T Lavitz, who passed away in 2010. For more info here on the 2015 CD “Grateful Jazz”

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New shows forthcoming, check back soon!

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