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Jazz Is Dead

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JAZZ IS ALIVE : The Grateful Dead get jazzed, May 13th.
Friday May 12, 2023 08:00 PM EDT
Cost: $26 - $35+
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CL Critic Hal Horowitz Recommends:As the band’s name implies, this quartet of jazz players, led by co-founder/ex-Weather Report bassist Alphonso Johnson and recent addition guitarist Steve Kimmock, lay their substantial chops into material from The Grateful Dead. The all instrumental approach focuses on melodies that gradually yet expectedly veer off into jammy directions, although with less noodling and more technical expertise than most Dead cover acts. They have been doing this with various personnel changes since 1998 and have refined the show with plenty of musical room to roam. Twirl dancing might be limited though. — HH

From the venue:

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.
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