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Jazz Is Dead

About this Artist

Founded in 2017 by music producers Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), concert producer Andrew Lojero, and industry veteran Adam Block, Jazz Is Dead is a global movement experienced through community and culture. We travel the world searching for rare records and the artists who created them. We dig through the crates for the music and stories that capture our imagination and unite us. Our passion is driven by honoring the legacies of these musical heroes through live concerts, visual media, and new analog recordings.

Our concerts have earned an ever-growing fanbase through national and international tours featuring Cortex, Ebo Taylor, Marcos Valle, and Gyedu-Blay Ambolley. Under the label, co-founders Younge and Muhammad have produced albums with their musical heroes including luminaires such as Roy Ayers, Lonnie Liston Smith, João Donato, Jean Carne, and Tony Allen. In the Ford 2024 season, we bring Jazz Is Dead label alumni Marcos Valle, Azymuth, Gary Bartz. Ghanaian highlife pioneer Ebo Taylor will also have a new record out on Jazz Is Dead later this year.