FAMED KEYBOARDIST PASSES AWAY AT THE AGES OF 54
Keyboardist T. Lavitz
died unexpectedly in his sleep on the evening of Thursday, October 7. He was 54 years old.
In 1978, Lavitz was invited to join the Dixie Dregs
, where he would remain as a keyboardist until their breakup in 1983. Since then, Lavitz released 7 solo albums and worked with Widespread Panic
on their 1991 self-titled album for Capricorn Records and subsequent tour.
Along with Jimmy Herring, Alphonso Johnson
and Billy Cobham
, Lavitz formed Jazz is Dead
, a band that reworked Grateful Dead
classics in an instrumental jazz format. Lavitz also worked with Endangered Species
alongside Richie Hayward
and Kenny Gradney
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