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keyboard wizard Allan ZavodBIOGRAPHY OVERVIEW:

Portrait of World Famous Allan Zavod - 2001 Archibald Prize Entry By Monica Adams

Allan Zavod is an Australian pianist, performer, composer, jazz musician, arranger, producer, music director and conductor whose career has mainly been in America. Married to author-artist Christine Zavod, he has one son, Zak. As a musician he has moved across genres from classical to rock-fusion.

Today he is considered an Australian pioneer in the classical-jazz fusion genre, where he embraces a unique creative blend of improvised jazz and classical music.

Often described as a keyboard wizard Allan Zavod completed a music degree where he was classically trained at Melbourne Conservatorium (University of Melbourne) in 1969, after being awarded the prestigious full Ormond scholarship. His talent as a pianist was recognised by Duke Ellington, who after hearing him playing jazz piano arranged for him to further his jazz studies at famed Berklee School of Music (Boston, Massachusetts, US), where he later held a post as professor of music.

Based in the USA for 30 years he played, recorded and toured with many well-known international musicians such as Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Woody Herman Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson Big Band, Cab Calloway, Billy Cobham, Gary Burton, Herbie Hancock, Jean Luc-Ponty and George Benson, culminating in a 1984 world tour with the legendary Frank Zappa.

America's music bible "Downbeat Magazine" named Zavod one of the USA's Top 10 Keyboardists of the 80's. He has received grants and commissions to compose, orchestrate and perform original works throughout the world.

Representing Australia in 1987 he (as composer) and Kate Ceberano (as singer) won the Asia Broadcasting Union Popular Song Contest in Kuala Lumpur viewed by an estimated audience of 500 million. In 1988 the Australia Council commissioned him to compose "Concerto Australiana" a classical/jazz fusion three movement work for piano, orchestra and jazz ensemble which was performed at the Bicentennial Australia Day Celebrations, live on ABC television at the Sydney Opera House.

As a teenager in 1968 he performed for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at Government House and in 1988 performed a work for piano and jazz choir before H.R.H Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana for the Melbourne Youth Music Council. Shortly thereafter there was an Australian Girls Choir commission for a jazz work and a composition for the Victorian Youth Symphonic Band.

In 1996 Zavod composed a stirring sound scape for the stage adaptation of J.R.R Tolkien's "The Hobbit" which enjoyed huge success throughout Australia then and again in 1999.

In 1997 Symphony Australia commissioned Zavod to write "Concerto for Trumpet, Jazz Trio & Orchestra" for trumpeter James Morrison to open the Adelaide Symphony season. They enjoyed 4 further sell out performances in 2001 at the Sydney Opera House with the prestigious Sydney Symphony Orchestra. A tour of the work with major European & Chinese orchestras featuring James & Allan occurred in 2002, which included an April performance in Munich with the Munich Symphony.

As a film composer Allan has written scores for over 40 American and Australian films, documentaries, television and theatre, including: a US film score with famed guitarist Eric Clapton; an award winning children's film for "Shine" director Scott Hicks; a film for Disney; the Theatre production of The Hobbit; and the long running series "A Country Practice". For several years he was a judge of the Australian Film Industry Awards.

Concert performances; producing and music directing here and overseas for popular artists as well as Network Ten's "Good Morning Australia"; monthly writing for national music magazine "Australian Musician" occupied Zavod's time annually.

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In 2009 The University of Melbourne awarded him the Doctor of Music for his international contribution in the field of Classical Jazz Fusion, only one of 5 recipients with an earned Doctorate for composition in the 150 year history of the University.

Further commissions for 2001/2 saw Allan Zavod compose major orchestral works to include a trombone concerto for soloist James Morrison (Australia Council grant) performed with the Australian Youth Orchestra and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 2002.

Zavod was a pioneer in a compositional style that combines classical and jazz genres, where musicians from both worlds share the same concert platform equally. Allan received an award from the Australian Composers Guild in recognition of his work in Jazz/Classical composition for which he is considered to be at the forefront.

He composed a Walt Disney production after having just completed a short tour with ex Hot Chocolate Emmy award winning jazz saxophonist John Altman.

In 2001, Zavod produced and help launch Judith Durhams "Land of Today"

Not long after he got back from performing in Hawaii with old friend George Benson, Zavod performed Rhapsody in Blue at the Melbourne Concert Hall and Sydney Opera House with the Australian Pops Orchestra.

In December 2001 Allan performed an all Gershwin concert in Florida on the new Blue Steinway piano called "Rhapsody" built in honour of George Gershwin to celebrate 100 years of Steinway.

In 2002, The Zavod Classical- Jazz Fusion Composer Music Scholarship Award was created by Allan Zavod in collaboration with The University of Melbourne - in the memory of old friend Noel Castan. In 2010, The Zavod Classical- Jazz Fusion Performers Music Scholarship Award was created by Dr Zavod with the support of Patron Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC, DBE and administered by Monash University. These awards encourage young artists to create works that demonstrate a true fusion of classical and jazz styles. It is a great opportunity for young tertiary Australian students to get much needed financial assistance, as they strive to become our future Australian composers and performers.

From 2005-2007 Zavod was living in America. From 2007-2012 he was devoted entirely to composing. During this period his orchestral works were performed here and overseas.

As an educator, Zavod has given lectures, master classes and workshops at universities in America and Australia and to Aboriginal students in schools in Northern W. Australia. He devised and taught an elective in classical-jazz fusion at University of Melbourne. His Concerto for Trumpet, Jazz trio and Orchestra manuscript and CD was used by the Education Department of NSW in HSC Cariculum in all high schools in NSW, Australia. Zavod wrote monthly music lessons for 'Australian Musician' Magazine for 15 years. As a pioneer in the classical-jazz fusion or 3rd stream genre, he has two student music awards in his name.

Allan has now written concertos for Australian artists such as James Morrison, Slava Grigoryan, Diana Doherty and symphonic works for American, European, Asian and Australian Symphony Orchestras.

Throughout a distinguished career, Zavod's works have represented Australia and have been performed for Prime Ministers, Royalty and Heads of Country & State, Foreign Dignitaries, Government Bodies/Departments, Universities and Charitable Organizations in many countries, most recently for H.R.H. Prince and Princess Norodom of Cambodia. Some of these notable events were: Australia Post - "Face of Australia"; the 2000 Sydney Olympics (performed original composition for International Olympic Committee); fund raisers for the Dalai Lama and other charities; the Centenary of the Nobel Peace Prize for the Red Cross; and in New Orleans to commemorate Hurricane Katrina.

In 2010, a performance of his 5 movement Environmental Symphony narrated by Sir Richard Branson with words by eminent scientist Dr Alan Finkel, synchronised to visuals, was the centre piece for the Prime Minister's Banksia Environmental Awards.

More recently Allan has performed at the follwing events: 'Broadway Under the Stars' at Zebra Rock Gallery in Kununurra, Western Australia; Live @ Phnom Penh - The Groove; Viet Nam National Symphony and Orchestra; Sax N Art Jazz Club (Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon); Dawn service aboard the AZAMARA Journey on the Gallipoli-2015 cruise for Anzac Day centennial commemorations; and his newest composition "Flurry" - A work for violin, clarinet and piano - was premiered in PLEXUS: Progressions at the Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre

Highly sought after as a performer, he has played with musicians as diverse as Sting and violin viruoso Nigel Kennedy to celebrated comedian Robin Williams and renowned "Fiddler on the Roof" star Topol. He has played at the revered jazz festivals around the world and for the last couple years has been heard performing smooth, lively jazz at regular gigs at the intimate Cafe Latte & The Marquee Lounge in Toorak, Melbourne.

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In 2015, at the age of 67, the Toorak resident's career was going strong. He had just performed in Italy and Turkey and was scheduled to perform at the Melbourne Recital Centre, but fell ill upon his return. Despite few warning signs, the diagnosis was dire, an inoperable, stage-four brain tumour..

"It was a huge shock; life changed completely," says Allan. "One positive is that my wife, Christine, through her devoted care, has enabled me to do what I like all day.".

Now that Allan is facing his own battle with glioblastoma. He credits his wife of 30 years, Christine, and son Zak, with helping him stave off the darkness. Jazz has also helped, of course.

"I keep coming back to jazz because of my high respect for the art form," he says. "With spontaneous composition one matures and expands one's experience, which leads to a high level that one wants to continue to grow and perfect. The higher up the mountain the more there is to see. It's a common thread among us all."

Allan performed two shows at the Marquee Toorak in September to celebrate his career and acknowledge the many people around the world who have supported him since his diagnosis, with part of the proceeds going to brain cancer research. Both shows were sold out.

"Part of the proceeds from the nights will go to the Zavod Fellowship for Brain Cancer Research," he says. "My goal is to continue raising funds through my music for research to find a cure for this form of cancer."

"The show is called 'It's About Time' because I'm finally putting out some CDs of my music."

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With a heavy heart, we wish to let you know that Allan passed away on the evening of Nov 28, 2016 at his home surrounded by his wife Christine, his son, Zak, his mother, Annie and close friends.

He was diagnosed with Terminal Stage IV Inoperable Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Malignant Brain Tumor in July 2015, and was only given 3 months to live. During the following 17 months, Allan continued to do what he loved best: perform. His last live public performance was in September -just 2 months before he died.

Visit the Tributes to Allan page to read the eulogy by Dr. Alan Finkel, the Age Obiturary by Debbie Ellis and other tributes.

Allan received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) posthumously on January 26, 2017. Visit the Allan OAM award page to find out more.

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"The universal art form of music enables me to express my deepest emotions. To be able to communicate one's feelings through art is a gift I cherish and continue to nurture throughout the evolvement of my creative journey" ~ Allan Zavod

Learn from the BestEDUCATION:

1965 - 1969 Bachelor of Music Degree, Melbourne University
1970 - 1972 Student and Professor at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, Mass

Allan Zavod is still Performing and ComposingEXPERIENCE:

1968  Performance for Her Majesty The Queen - ABC Showband
1970-1972  Professor at Berklee College of Music, Boston
1972  "Cab Calloway, Bermuda" - Music Director
1973  World Tour with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, Conducted by Buddy De Franco
1974  World Tour and recording with the Maynard Ferguson Big Band - "Chameleon" Available on Columbia
1975  World Tour with Woody Herman Orchestra
1975-1982  World Tours and Recordings with the Jean-Luc Ponty Band - "Imaginary Voyage", "Enigmatic Ocean", "Cosmic Messenger", "Jean-Luc Ponty Live", "Taste of Passion" All available on Atlantic Records and Tapes
1976  Recorded with the Billy Cobham Band, "Life and Times" Available on C.B.S.
1978  Dave Liebman Quartet - Special guest Allan Zavod
1979  Performed with George Benson, Hawaii
1979  Film Score "Olympic Fever" (US -Sparrowhawk Productions)
1980  Named one of Top 10 Keyboardists in U.S.A (Downbeat Magazine)
1980  "Kiss Me Kate" - Music Director/Arranger (U.S.A)
1980  Solo Jazz Album, "What's New"
1980  A.B.C Showband - Music Arranger
1980-1983  Master Classes, Melbourne University
1981  Film Score "The Survivor" [Synthesizer Programmer] (US - Crystal Films)
1983  Appearances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, Dinah Shore Show, Merv Griffin and Mike Walsh T.V shows
1984  World Tours with FRANK ZAPPA including Live Video and Recording "Does Humour Belong in Music" produced by Frank Zappa, "Frank Zappa Guitar" Disc 1 & 2 Ryko Disc, USA and "You Can't Do That On Stage" 1-6 Barking Pumpkin Records, USA
1985  Guest Recording Artist with "Australian Crawl"
1985  Performance Governor General-Government House, Melbourne
1985  Film Score "Death of a Soldier", James Coburn (Suatu Film Management, Scotti Bros)
1986  Film Score "The Big Hurt"
1986  Film Score "The Right Hand Man", Rupert Everett & Hugo Weaving
1987  Winner "International Film and Television Award (New York City) for Best Soundtrack for TV Commercial
1987  Commissioned work for Australian Girls Choir "Rocking Along"
1987  Film Score "Time Guardian, Tom Burlinson" (Hemdale Film Corp)
1987  Winner A.B.U. Pop Song Contest Kuala Lumpur. Composed and arranged "Time Can't Keep us Apart" Singer Kate Ceberano
1987  Film Score "Howling III" Barry Humphries
1988  Winner W.R.O.K. Australian Bicentennial Songwriters Award
1988  Composed and Performed "Concerto Australiana" (Original classical/Jazz fusion three movement composition) Sydney Opera House with the Australian Youth Orchestra Bicentennial Australia Day.
1988  Film Score "Communion" (US) Christopher Walken, (main title & theme Eric Clapton)
1988  Film Score "Martians Go Home" (US) Randy Quaid. (US) Ed Pressman Films
1988  Film Score "A Taste of Money" (US)
1988  Film Score "Day of the Panther" (Danetan Pty. Ltd.)
1988  Film Score "Sebastian and the Sparrow" (Scott Hicks)
1988  Performance with HRH Prince and Princess of Wales. Director Melbourne Jazz Choir - Melbourne Youth Music Council - Music Director/Composer/Arranger
1989  Le Promenade for Symphonic Band Melbourne Youth Symphonic Band (Melbourne Youth Music Council)
1989  Film Score "A Sting in the Tail"
1989  Winner Australian Writers and Art Directors Award
1990  Film Score "Hot Blooded American Woman" Christopher Plummer (Canada)
1990  Film Score "Fatal Sky" Michael Nouri
1990  Film Score "Full Fathom Five" Carl Franklin Dir (Concord USA)
1991  "Good Vibrations" Mini series Seven network Aus
1992  Film Score "Garbo" (Eclectic Films)
1992  Film Score "Shotgun Wedding" (Beyond Aus)
1992  "All the Best" Maurie Fields - Virgin Records, (Producer)
1992  "Cheers" Maurie Fields - Virgin Records, (Producer)
1992  Performance, Dalai Lama Tour Australia
1992  Conductor Judith Durham, M.C.G - Final World Cup Cricket
1993  "Let me Find Love" Judith Durham (Co-Producer, Music Director, Arranger)
1993  "Australia Land of Today" Judith Durham (Producer, Music Director, Arranger)
1993  A.B.C Soundtrack C.D "More Great Australia Film and TV Themes" (Right hand Man Theme)
1993-1994  ABC TV Series "Secrets"
1993-1995  Judge, Australian Film Institute Awards for Music
1994  A Country Practice
1994  Film Score "Art Deco Detective" (Trident, USA)
1995  Premiers Small Business Awards Gala Beethoven Concert, Solo Performance, Melbourne Concert Hall "Appassionata" Guest: Kate Ceberano, Patron.
1995  Performed Dalai Lama Birthday Celebration, Great Hall, National Gallery of Victoria
1995  Australia Remembers Gala Concert televised ABC (Medallion from Prime Minister Keating)
1995  "HMS PINAFORE" - Pollywoodside, Musical Director/Arranger
1996  "Maurie Fields - Music of a Lifetime" CEL Records (Producer)
1996   "Li'l Elvis" Australian Childrens Television Foundation (Songwriter)
1996  "Bush Patrol" (Seven Network Series 18 x ½ hour) (Composer)
1996-1998  "State Coroner" (10 Network Series 1 and 2) (Composer)
1996  Filmscore "Back in Business" aka "Heart of Stone" (Columbia, USA)
1997-Current  Australian Musician magazine Music Educator.
1997  Filmscore "Snide and Prejudice" USA (Sony, Tri-Star, USA)
1997  Featured in Oxford Companion to Australian Music
1997  "Justice" (West Coast Pictures - Perth, WA)
1997  Symphony Australia commissioned Zavod to write "Concerto for Trumpet, Jazz Trio and Orchestra" for James Morrison
1998  Filmscore "Dead End" (B and B Film Production, Australia)
1999  JRR Tolkien "The Hobbit" Australia wide Theatre production
1999  Geordie Hormel CD, Recording US (Producer/Arranger)
1999-2001  Special guest lecturer Melbourne University "Careers in Music".
2000  "Child Star" Shirley Temple Story Disney /Roadshow
2000  Australian composers Guild Award (Sandy Dennis), Government House Sydney
2000  "Olympic Rhapsody 2000" CD - IOC Performance Olympic Games Sydney
2000  Youth Suite for Classical Orchestra and Jazz Ensembles Wesley College Melbourne
2001  Zavod and Emmy award winning jazz saxophonist John Altman (ex Hot Chocolate) with 18 piece big band
2001  Launch of Judith Durhams "Land of Today" produced by Zavod
2001  Music and arrangements for theatre production of comedy "It's a Dad Thing" (Melbourne and Sydney)
2001  Sitting for artist Monica Adams who is submitting a painting of Allan for the Archibald prize
2001  Music director for "Good Morning Australia"
2001  Charity celebrity golf match in support of Spastic Childrens Society
2001  Monash University lunchtime concert series "Sparks" (with Allan's guest: Rosario De Marco)
2001  A great week in Hawaii jamming with old friend George Benson
2001  Concert Hall, Melbourne - "Autumn Serenade Concert Series" with The Australian Pops Orchestra
2001  Zavod performs "Rhapsody in Blue" by Gershwin - Sydney Opera House
2001  "Phillips Meet the Music Series" with Sydney Symphony Orchestra
2001  Concerto For Trumpet, Jazz Trio And Orchestra at the Sydney Opera House. (Allan Zavod, James Morrison & Sydney Symphony Orchestra)
2001  Australian Musician Magazine - Zavod's monthly music lesson
2001  Melbourne University lecture by Zavod on "Careers in Music"
2001  Red Cross "Humanity United" C.D. "Concerto for Violin with Jazz trio and Orchestra". Synthesized version completed.
2001  Filmscore "Trojan Warrior" AUS (with Kickboxing champion Stan "The Man" Longinidis.)
2001  Stonnington Council "Mentor program" guest speaker. (Part of Federation celebrations: designed to assist local students in decision making and professional development)
2001  Jazz C.D. Newmarket Records
2001  Florida U.S.A. 'Rhapsody' Piano Concert Special with fellow Concert Pianist Alan Kogosowski and the Palm Beach Symphony Orchestra to introduce the new 'Blue Steinway'
2002  Youth Suite for Classical and Jazz Ensemble Commission Wesley College Speech Nigh
2002  European performance of Zavod's "Concerto For Trumpet, Jazz Trio And Orchestra" in Munich. (Allan Zavod, James Morrison & the Munich Symphony Orchestra )
2002  Violin Concerto for the "Humanity United" CD as part of celebrations to commemorate the centenary of the first Nobel prize for peace to Henry Dunant Founder of The Red Cross
2003  Concerto for Jazz Trombone soloist James Morrison with the Munich Radio Orchestra conductor Gavin Sutherland. World premiere Munich, Germany
2003  Concerto for Trumpet, Jazz Trio and Orchestra soloist James Morrison with the Munich Radio Orchestra, conductor Gavin Sutherland- Munich, Germany
2006  Force D'Esprit commissioned and performed by Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Klauspeter Seibel. World premiere New Orleans US
2008  Zavod Berlin Grigoryan CD: The Australian Concert Trio. Allan Zavod together with world renowned guitarist Slava Grigoryan and principal cellist with the MSO, David Berlin, recorded an album of original music by Zavod.
2008  Australian Tour with STING's "Songs From The Labyrinth", opened the show - performing with Zavod, Berlin, Grigoryan
, playing original compositions from ZBG's "The Australian Concert Trio" CD
2009  The University of Melbourne awarded him the Doctor of Music for his international contribution in the field of Classical Jazz Fusion
2009  "Carla Cametti PD: Till Death Do Us Part (#1.6) - TV Episode [Actor: Musician] (12/02/2009)
2009  Spicks and Specks: Season 5, Episode 4 - ABC (18/02/2009)
2010  Banksia Awards: Environmental Symphony
2010  British violin virtuoso Nigel Kennedy and pianist Allan Zavod had a free late night 'Semi Secret Super-Jam' at The Abbotsford Convent
2010  "Urban Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra" performed by the brilliant guitarist Slava Grigoryan and the SBS Youth Orchestra
2010  Allan Zavod performing with Nigel Kennedy Live @ "The Basement"
2010  Environmental Symphony for Orchestra and Narrator to be performed Oct 15 at The Banksia Awards, Sydney, Narrator Sir Richard Branson Narrative written by Dr Alan Finkel AM World premier Sydney.Aus.
2011  Oboe Concerto "Resilient Spirit" performed by Queensland Youth Symphony & Diana Doherty (Oboe Soloist) at the Queensland Performing Arts Centre - Dedicated to the people of Queensland during the 2011 floods.
2011  Julie and Friends Concert To Benefit Cardinal Newman High School.
2011  Induction into Brighton Grammar School's Hall of Fame
2011  Spicks and Specks: Season 7, Episode 19 - ABC (14/09/2011)
2012  Banksia Awards: Collaborated with Dr Charles Billich
2012  Paris Cat with Thomas Lorenzo and Ben Robertson
2013  Live Jazz performance of Matt Glass Jazz Quartet on Wine and Food Festival 2013 performed at The Atrium, Federation Square, Melbourne
2013  St John's Feast of Music at Chianti Classico
2013  Organs Of The Ballarat Goldfields
2013  Brunswick 2013 Beethoven Festival
2013  Gershwin Under The Stars at Zebra Rock Gallery in Kununurra, Western Australia for the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster Events
2013  Allan Zavod Live At Baker Street: "33 Thursday" Concert" (DVD was called "Live at Maven Room"
2014  St John's Feast of Music at Chianti Classico
2014  Ella's Music Club fundraiser for the Moira Dean Arya-kohn Foundation
2014  'Broadway Under the Stars', Zebra Rock Gallery, Packsaddle Road, Kununurra, Western Australia
2014  Live @ Phnom Penh - Allan Zavod Live Trio live only at The Groove!
2014  Ruby's Music Room - 'Passionate Pianists' Allan Zavod and Bob Sedergreen will feature selections from a wide repertoire both of original works and jazz standards
2014  A Morning With Gershwin at The Arts Centre Gold Coast, Paradise Showroom (Surfers Paradise, QLD)
2012-2015  Zavod Trio performed monthly at Cafe Latte's Jazz at Hawksburn Village
2014-2015  Zavod Trio performed monthly at Marquee Lounge Bar at Trak Centre in Toorak Village
2015  Orchestrations of Traditional Folk songs for Vietnamese National Symphony Orchestra, Hanoi Vietnam at the Ha Noi Opera House
2015  With Saxophonist Tran Manh Tuan at his Sax N Art Jazz Club (Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon)
2015  Master Class at Broome Senior High School for Senior Music students
2015  Zavod performed and taught a Master Class at the Mildura's Murray River International Music Festival
2015  Music Without Borders in collaboration with Jazz Club - Arezzo Italy (in Tuscany)
2015  Anzac Gallipoli commemoration Zavod performed on board ship at a dawn service in Anzac Cove Gallipoli with New Zealand Opera Singer Dame Malvina Major: 'Australia Remembers' WW11 Gala tribute.(arrangements)
2015  "Good Vibrations" Concertato composed for Orchestra. World Premiere perfromed by the Queensland Youth Orchestra, Conductor John Curro AM MBE, at Q.PAC Concert Hall, Qld. Aus.
2015  "Flurry" - A work for violin, clarinet and piano - was premiered by PLEXUS: Progressions at the Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre
2015  Kogosowski and Zavod performed "The Two Allans: From Beethoven to Brubeck at historic Beleura House in Mornington
2015  Diagnosed with terminal Stage IV Inoperable Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) Malignant Brain Tumor in July 2015, and was only given 3 months to live.
2015  "Environmental Symphony" - Zavod's cinematic composition performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, including introductory narration and synchronised visuals, at Hamer Hall, Melbourne Arts Centre. All proceeds (over $100,000.00) went to the Royal Melbourne Hospital for GBM Brain Cancer Research.
2016  Allan Zavod was the featured performer at the June 2016 Australian Jazz Bell Awards at Birds Basement, playing in memory of those jazz greats that passed away in 2016.
2016  Dr. Allan Zavod's final public performances on Sept 14 & 28, 2016 at the Marquee Lounge Bar in Toorak: "Its about time" - CD launch, dinner and show. Part of the proceeds from the nights went to the Zavod Fellowship for Brain Cancer Research.
2016  Allan passed away on the evening of Nov 28, 2016 at his home surrounded by his wife Christine, his son, Zak, his mother, Annie and close friends.
2016  A Tribute Night For The Great Allan Zavod. This special night is a celebration of Allan's lifelong dedication to music, his family and his friends, and will feature some of Australia's finest musical talent who have graciously donated their time in Allan's honour.
2017  The late Dr. Allan Zavod received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) on January 26 2017, for service to the performing arts as a musician and composer.