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keyboard wizard Allan ZavodOAM Award

Allan Zavod was awarded the Order of Australia Medal on January 28th, 2017. "Zavod had been informed of his impending Australia Day award, shortly befre he passed away, aged 69, from an inoperable brain tumor last November. His wife Christine said 'He was excited, humbled and honoured to receive this recognition.'". read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodTributes paid to Allan Zavod

Tributes paid to Allan after his death in November 2016. Includes the Eulogy given by Dr. Alan Finkel, the Age Obiturary by Debbie Ellis, and messages from Jean Luk Ponty, Kate Ceberano, and many others. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodFLURRY

"'Flurry', a work for violin, clarinet and piano, is a tribute to all those who served at Lone Pine Gallipoli. This piece was composed by Allan Zavod especially for PLEXUS, and was was premiered by PLEXUS: Progressions on 1 July 2015 at the Salon, Melbourne Recital Centre. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodRobin Williams Tribute

"A night of jamming with Robin Williams". Article by Nick Galvin featured in The Syndey Morning Herald, August 13, 2014. "Australian musician Allan Zavod pays tribute to 'talented' friend Robin Williams" Article by Aaron Langmaid featured in The Herald Sun, August 12, 2014. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodFrom Zappa To A-List

Allan Zavod has jammed with jazz stars and rocked with Frank Zappa. Now he's firing up the classical music world, writing concertos where jazz trumpets lead orchestras. Article by Jeanette Leigh featured in The Sunday Life Magazine, Jan 2002. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodHobbit CD Review

Wizard of Oz music scales heights in HOBBIT. Keyboard wizard Allan Zavod compared notes with troublesome stage puppet Bilbo Baggins in the Victorian Arts Centre at the weekend. Article by Bob Hart, featured in The Herald Sun, Jan 2000. Also a review of THE HOBBIT CD by Pete Best. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodRepresenting Australia

Australia's Love Ballad "Time Can't Keep Us Apart" Takes Top Prize At Abu Song Contest. Jubilant winner Allan Zavod and the singer of his winning song, Catherine Ceberano.
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keyboard wizard Allan ZavodAustralia Day Concert

Allan Zavod was commissioned by the Australia Council to write and perform 'Concerto Australiana' for the 1988 Australia Day Bicentennial. The work was performed at the Sydney Opera House with the Australian Youth Orchestra live on prime time ABC TV. His Royal Highness Prince of Wales was in attendance. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodGershwin Palm Beach Florida

The Greater, Palm Beach Symphony presented "A Tribute to George Gershwin's America" at The Colony Pavilion. Australian jazz pianist, composer and arranger Allan Zavod was the symphony's guest. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodTopol With Allan

Topol, the veteran Israeli star of 'Fiddler on the Roof' slipped into the St Kilda 'Jewish Museum of Australia' with a friend - keyboard whiz Allan Zavod. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodAvo Raup Interview

Avo Raup Interviews Allan Zavod in Tallinn, Estonia (2003) about his time with Frank Zappa Jul 1984 - Dec 1984: on his world tour. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodRhapsody in Blue Concert

Stonnington Symphony Concert at Malvern Town Hall. Jazz-inspired symphonic music. Pianist, Allan Zavod, delighted the audience and players with Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodAustralian Musician Magazine

Allan Zavod was interviewed in the very first issue of the Australian Musician Magazine (1995) read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodMaynard Ferguson

In Maynard's official biography: MF Horn - Maynard Ferguson's Life In Music (By Dr William F Lee III), Allan has provided insight into his time with Maynard. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodMusical Reasons

Allan Zavod is a man of many keyboards and many keyboard styles. Scottsdale, Arizona review of Allan's performances at the Boojum Tree Lounge of the Phoenix Doubletree Inn, where he supplemented the lounge's baby grand with some electronic keyboards. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodBallade For Annia

'Ballade For Annia in A Major' by Allan Zavod. The Castan family commissioned the work in 1994 as a birthday gift and tribute to their matriarch, Annia. They wanted it to be a reflection and celebration of her life. Allan Zavod held a live performance of 'Ballade For Annia' at a National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) fundraising concert in 1995. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodMaestro Making Music

Allan Zavod has been compared to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - both piano prodigies, violinist fathers, ambitious, known for their talent outside their homeland. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodZavod Educator

Allan Zavod strikes a chord with students. At Wesley College Elsternwick Campus, Allan offered 60 students musical tips as part of a jazz workshop. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodSynthesised Jazz

Synthesised jazz is just as warm, Synthesisers have not taken soul out of jazz, they just need to be played and coaxed with a warmth of feeling, according to composer, conductor and keyboard whiz Allan Zavod. The Melbourne Jazzman is home to share his jazz, and talks about playing with the greats. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodZany Composer

With music on film you are working with the emotional intent and the hidden meanings between the characters, the sub-text, the truth of a situation, danger and betrayal. A natural dramatist and entertainer at heart, you can see Zavod is in his element, loving and living music and every scene of his real life movie. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan Zavod'The Amazing' Zavod

The Allan 'The Amazing' Zavod Interview: In 1984, Allan was interviewed by Stan van Hooft on the Hot Black Coffee Show, while he was still touring with Frank Zappa, but home in Australia on a break between tours. Here are some of the highlights from the conversation. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodBruce Clarke Interview

Bruce Clarke Talks With Allan Zavod. In 1978, Allan was interviewed by Bruce Clarke - while he was still touring with Jean-Luc Ponty, but home in Australia on a break between tours. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodThe Bay City Jazz Band

Just for fun.. Read about and see pictures of Allan's first successful band in 1964-66. Includes old clippings announcing up coming gigs. read more >>>

keyboard wizard Allan ZavodMiscellaneous Press Clippings

Includes some newspaper articles about Allan's career through-out the years read more >>>