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Kofi Burbridge (September 22, 1961 – February 15, 2019) was an American keyboardist and flutist 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.
Kofi Burbridge Biography
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. 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 and mentioned Kofi was found to have perfect pitch around the age of seven. Musical career
Burbridge joined his first band in the Atlanta region called Knee-Deep, and the lineup included his brother Oteil and Jeff Sipe on drums. The band broke up after less than a year but introduced him to other notable musicians in the area like Bruce Hampton. He eventually joined the Aquarium Rescue Unit shortly after Col Bruce Hampton left, which reunited him with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Sipe.
The Derek Trucks Band
Burbridge joined the Derek Trucks Band in 1999. Both Trucks and his brother Oteil had also joined the Allman Brothers Band and Kofi occasionally guested with them. The band went on hiatus in 2010.
The Tedeschi Trucks Band
In 2010, Kofi joined his brother Oteil Burbridge in the new group, Tedeschi Trucks Band, which merged some former members of The Derek Trucks Band and Susan Tedeschi’s former backing band. The band performed at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010 and appears on the DVD release with two of their songs, “Midnight in Harlem” and “Comin’ Home”. The Tedeschi Trucks Band released their debut album, Revelator in 2011, which won the Grammy Award for Best Blues Album at the 54th Grammy Awards. In 2012, the band released their second album, Everybody’s Talkin’, a double live album compiled from their 2011 world tour. On August 2013 their third album, Made Up Mind, their second studio album, was released.
Kofi Burbridge Cause of Death
Burbridge, who was 57, underwent emergency heart surgery two years ago. The Tedeschi Trucks Band announced last month that he wouldn’t be joining them on their current tour after complications arose.
“Today we have lost one of the most beautiful people on the planet: My brother Kofi Burbridge has made his transition. He put up a hard fight,” said percussionist Yonrico Scott, who was a member of the Derek Trucks Band and other projects alongside Burbidge. “My heart goes out to the Burbridge family. Also to the DTB and TTB family. … My love is with you. Brother Kofi has touched so many souls, through his spirit and music.”
The Aquarium Rescue Unit
- In a Perfect World (1994)
With The Derek Trucks Band
- Joyful Noise (2002)
- Soul Serenade (2003)
- Live at Georgia Theatre (2004)
- Songlines (2006)
- Songlines Live (2006, DVD)
- Already Free (2009)
- Roadsongs (2010)
With The Tedeschi Trucks Band
- Revelator (2011)
- Everybody’s Talkin’ (2012)
- Made Up Mind (2013)
- Let Me Get By (2016)
- Live from the Fox Oakland (2017)
- Signs (2019)