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Jazz is Dead

December 5 @ 8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

$25 – $65

jazz is dead

See Jazz is Dead featuring Alphonso Johnson, Steve Kimock, Pete Lavezzoli & Bobby Lee Rodgers on Tuesday, December 5 at Memorial Hall.

Jazz is Dead–The legacy All-Star instrumental ensemble is famous for interpretations of classic Grateful Dead songs with jazz influences. To celebrate its 25th Anniversary, original bassist Alphonso Johnson joined by Steve Kimock, Pete Lavezzoli & Bobby Lee Rodgers, will be performing Grateful Dead’s ‘Wake of The Flood’s’ 50th Anniversary, in addition to other beloved selections. Do not miss them at Memorial Hall on December 5.

Tickets to Jazz is Dead

Tickets to Jazz is Dead range from $25 – $65.

About Jazz is Dead

Jazz is Dead is an instrumental Grateful Dead cover band that interprets classic Dead songs with jazz influences. 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).

About Alphonso Johnson

Alphonso Johnson is an American jazz bassist active since the early 1970s. Johnson was a member of the jazz fusion group Weather Report from 1973 to 1975 and has performed and recorded with numerous high-profile rock and jazz acts including Santana, Phil Collins, members of the Grateful Dead, Steve Kimock, and Chet Baker.

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About Steve Kimock

Steve Kimock is an American rock guitarist. He was a member of San Francisco Bay Area bands Zero and KVHW. His tone and some of his playing approach has been compared to Jerry Garcia, who was a friend of his, and he has been affiliated with musicians connected to Grateful Dead, including the bands the Other Ones, RatDog, and Phil Lesh and Friends.

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About Pete Lavezzoli

Born in South Florida, drummer Pete Lavezzoli combines old-school R&B backbeat with a progressive rock and jazz edge. Additionally, Lavezzoli is a respected music historian and award-winning author with two books to date.

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About Bobby Lee Rodgers

Bobby Lee Rodgers is an American guitarist who has led the Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio and was a member of The Codetalkers. Rodgers studied jazz and classical guitar at the University of Georgia. He moved to Boston, where he taught jazz studies at the Berklee College of Music as their youngest instructor at age 23.

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Memorial Hall Venue Details


The most convenient parking option is directly across the street at the Washington Park Garage. Use the Cincy EZ Park App to pay for parking as appropriate. Take Cincinnati METRO to the venue.  


The basement, first and second floors of Memorial Hall are fully accessible. Use the patron elevator on the north side of the building, which may be entered on the street level.   

In addition, the Annie W. and Elizabeth M. Anderson Theater is equipped with several wheelchair/scooter-accessible seating locations. For additional information on accessible seating, please contact the Box Office at 513-977-8838

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1225 Elm Street
Cincinnati,OH45202United States
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