Who/What is Jazz Is Dead?

Some have been confused when they hear the name “Jazz Is Dead” wondering what is meant by the name of the band. JID is a play on words describing an ensemble of renowned musicians honoring the iconic compositions of the Grateful Dead, but not really sounding “like” the Grateful Dead…talking it to an “altered reality”. This celebratory CD “Grateful Jazz” features […]

JP Radio Interview On Tour With Jazz Is Dead 2015

  A segment from “Tales From The Golden Road” featuring David Gans and Gary Lambert as they interview Jeff Pevar about the 2015 Jazz Is Dead tour and the Newest Album “Grateful Jazz”.

The Newest JID Album “Grateful Jazz”!

Honoring the iconic music of the Grateful Dead with original interperative arrangements by this legendary ensemble. Featuring world-renowed musicians: T Lavitz, Rod Morgenstein, Jeff Pevar, Dave Livolsi, Alphonso Johnson, Jerry Goodman, Luis Conte, Bill Evans, Howard Levy and Bill Holloman.

More JAZZ IS DEAD Dates in Nov!!

  The interpretive jam band, Jazz Is Dead has reunited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Grateful Dead with an all star cast including Jeff Pevar on guitar, Alphonso Johnson on bass, Rod Morgenstein on drums and keyboardist Chris Smith.