Music February 17, 2019

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 

Kofi Burbridge (September 22, 1961 – February 15, 2019) was an American keyboardist and flautist of the Grammy Award-winning blues and blues rock group Tedeschi Trucks Band. Burbridge was born to William and Carol Burbridge in the Bronx, New York, United States, although the family moved to Washington, D.C. two years later.[1]

Burbridge was a classically-trained multi-instrumentalist, and he has provided keyboards, organ, flute, and backing vocals for various bands throughout his career. He was previously part of the Grammy Award winning Derek Trucks Band.[2] He was also the brother of bass player Oteil Burbridge, who is known for his work in the Allman Brothers Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit, Dead & Company, and the Tedeschi Trucks Band. Oteil Burbridge cites his brother as his biggest influence[3] and mentioned Kofi was found to have perfect pitch around the age of seven.[citation needed]

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