Jazz Is Dead Announces Additional 2023 Dates

Article Contributed by Blooming Footprint | Published on Thursday, April 6, 2023

Jazz Is Dead, the acclaimed All-Star instrumental ensemble, famous for interpretations of classic Grateful Dead songs with jazz influences, proudly announce their August 2023 dates spanning the “Days Between & Beyond” in celebration of its 25th Anniversary. After a whirl-wind January tour covering 10 states and performing 16 shows, co-founder Alphonso Johnson will once again be joined by Steve Kimock, Pete Lavezzoli & Bobby Lee Rodgers. They will be performing Grateful Dead’s ‘Wake of The Flood’ marking its 50th Anniversary, in addition to other beloved selections. Jazz Is Dead XXV ‘reunites’ two greats! Steve Kimock & Alphonso Johnson, who together in heavyweight post-Garcia Grateful Dead off-shoot The Other Ones together with Bob Weir, commanded the instrumental prowess of that band.

5.12.23 Buckhead Theatre - Atlanta, GA
5.13.23 The Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC
5.14.23 Charleston Music Hall - Charleston, SC
5.17.23 The Underground - Charlotte, NC
5.19.23 Revolution Live - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
5.20.23 Jannus Live - St. Petersburg, FL    
8.1 & 8.2 Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, CA
8.4 & 8.5 The Hamilton - Washington DC    
8.06.23 Big Top - St Louis, MO
8.8. & 8.9 WOW Hall - Eugene, OR
8.11 & 8.12 Alberta Rose Theatre - Portland, OR
8.13.23 The Crocodile - Seattle, WA  
All shows are on sale now > bit.ly/JIDtickets

Alphonso Johnson (bass & Chapman stick) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alphonso_Johnson
Steve Kimock (guitar) https://kimock.com/about/
Pete Lavezzoli (drums) https://peterlavezzoli.com/bio/
Bobby Lee Rodgers (guitar) https://www.bobbyleerodgers.com/bio

Formed in 1998 by bassist Alphonso Johnson (Weather Report, Santana, Bobby & The Midnites, The Other Ones), drummer Billy Cobham (Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Bobby & The Midnites), keyboardist T Lavitz (Dixie Dregs) & guitarist Jimmy Herring (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Widespread Panic), with drummers Rod Morgenstern (Dixie Dregs) & Jeff Sipe (Leftover Salmon) replacing Cobham in 1999, and guitarist Jeff Pevar (CSN, David Crosby CPR, Phil Lesh & Friends) replacing Herring in 2000, recorded 3 acclaimed albums, the second of which ‘Laughing Water’ in 1999 was in fact an instrumental ‘Wake of The Flood’ reinterpretation - so there is precedent. That album also featured Derek Trucks, Donna Jean Godchaux & Vassar Clements.