Born: August 19, 1985 Primary Instrument: Sax, soprano
Born in New Rochelle, New York, Zachary Lipton began playing the saxophone at eight. He was selected as a high school senior to the first NY Youth Symphony Jazz Orchestra, performing with Slide Hampton and Jimmy Heath. Seeking both a rigorous academic experience and New York City’s myriad musical opportunities, Zachary earned his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Economics at Columbia University. He also continued his musical education under Steve Wilson, Bill McHenry and Branford Marsalis, who praised, “Zack’s [rare] dedication to often overlooked elements of musicianship…. I am impressed with his innate sense of curiosity and meticulous attention to detail.”...
- All About Jazz
“Zack’s dedication to often-overlooked elements of musicianship is rare in a person of his age. I am impressed with his innate sense of curiosity and meticulous attention to detail.”
- Branford Marsalis
New York City, NY