Death of an Australian pianist

Allan Zavod, who has died in Melbourne home of brain cancer, at 71, taught at Berklee College of Music in Boston and accompanied Nigel Kennedy, Frank Zappa, Sting and others on Australia tours.

Based in the US for 20 years, he worked with the Glenn Miller Orchestra.

Allan Zavod was 71.


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  • RIP. Allan Zavod, a real keyboard wizard and prolific composer, actually toured with Frank Zappa the whole world in 1984. You can hear him with FZ on various albums “Does Humour Belong In Music”, “You Can’t Do That On Stage Anymore” Vols 1, 3, 4 & 6, and “Guitar”.

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