Allan Zavod

Real Name:
Allan Zavod
Allan Zavod (born 16 October 1945, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - died 29 November 2016, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) was an Australian jazz pianist, film composer, educator, musical director and occasional conductor.

Zavod was based in the US for 20 years, where he played, toured and recorded with some of the world's biggest names like The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Woody Herman, Mike Gibbs, Gary Burton, Maynard Ferguson, the Thad Jones / Mel Lewis Orchestra, before joining Jean-Luc Ponty in 1976 with whom he remained for eight years. He was part of Frank Zappa's band during the world tour 1984.