Jazz Is Dead will have plenty to celebrate on its January 2023 tour, as the group marks its 25th anniversary as well as 50 years since the Grateful Dead released Wake Of The Flood. The 15-date U.S. jaunt will see co-founder Alphanso Johnson (bass) joined by Steve Kimock (guitar), Pete Lavezzoli (drums), and Bobby Lee Rodgers (guitar).

The tour begins on the west coast with a foursome of California shows in Capistrano (1/10), Montclair (1/11), Agoura Hills (1/12), and finally San Francisco (1/13) before migrating eastward with stops in Denver (1/15) and Phoenix (1/17). Jazz Is Dead will then entertain the heartland with shows in Madison, WI (1/19); Des Plaines, IL (1/20); St. Charles, IL (1/21); and Cleveland, OH (1/22). Next, the ensemble will head to the east coast to wrap its January tour with shows in Boston (1/24); Glenside, PA (1/25); Tarrytown, NY (1/26); New York City (1/27); and finally Jim Thorpe, PA (1/28).

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Each Jazz Is Dead show will see the group perform the Dead’s 1973 album Wake Of The Flood in addition to other selections. The anniversary tour is somewhat cyclical, as Jazz Is Dead’s second of three albums—1999’s Laughing Water—was an instrumental interpretation of Wake Of The Flood. The run of shows will also mark a reunion for Johnson and Kimock who served together in the post-Jerry Garcia Dead configuration The Other Ones in 2000.

Tickets for the Jazz Is Dead January 2023 Wake Of The Flood anniversary tour will go on sale on August 4th and 5th, depending on the show. Find tickets on Ticketmaster and AXS and scroll down for a detailed list of dates.

Jazz Is Dead Wake Of The Flood 2023 Tour

1.10.23  Capistrano CA/ The Coach House
1.11.23  Montclair CA/ The Canyon
1.12.23  Agoura Hills CA/ The Canyon
1.13.23  San Francisco CA/ The Regency Ballroom
1.15.23  Denver CO/ The Paramount
1.17.23  Phoenix AZ/ Celebrity Thr.
1.19.23  Madison WI/ Barrymore Thr.
1.20.23  Des Plaines IL/ Des Plains Thr.
1.21.23  St. Charles IL/ The Arcata
1.22.23  Cleveland OH/ The Agora
1.24.23  Boston MA/ The Wilbur
1.25.23  Glenside PA/ The Keswick Thr.
1.26.23  Tarrytown NY/ Tarrytown Music Hall
1.27.23  New York NY/ The Palladium at Times Square
1.28.23  Jim Thorpe PA/ Penns Peak

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