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Zach Brock

Primary Instrument: Violin

Zach Brock

Zach Brock, jazz violinist and composer, is forging a unique musical identity with “audacious ingenuity and masterful command of his instrument,” says Bill Milkowski of Jazz Times. Distinguished jazz critic Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune writes that Zach Brock is a violinist “whose every phrase argues for the instrument’s value in 21st century jazz.” Neil Tesser echoes, “Zach Brock is the pre- eminent improvising violinist of his generation.”

2013 is proving a landmark year for Brock as he tours as co-leader with renowned pianist/composer Phil Markowitz, appears in festivals with the Stanley Clarke Band, and premiers new classical works by Laurie Altman and Preston Stahly. In August Brock was named “2013 Rising Star Violinist” by Downbeat Magazine....
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Awards

2013 Downbeat Critics Poll Winner - Rising Star, Jazz Violin

2005 to 2011 Downbeat Reader’s Poll “Rising Star” Violin Category

2005 Dave Douglas Residency at Carnegie Hall

2002 Betty Carter’s “Jazz Ahead” Residency at Kennedy Center

2000 National Endowment For The Humanities and The Smithsonian Institution Grant

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    Purple Sounds

    Criss Cross
    2014
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    Live At The Jazz Factory

    Secret Fort Music
    2008

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Criss Cross (2014)

Events Calendar

Date Event Ticket
Sep15 Zach Brock
Branded Saloon NY
Brooklyn, NY
Oct04 Zach Brock
Deer Head Inn
Delaware Water Gap, PA
Oct14 Zach Brock
Littlefield Performance + Art Space
Brooklyn, NY
Oct17 Zach Brock
The Green Mill Jazz Club
Chicago, IL
Oct18 Zach Brock
The Green Mill Jazz Club
Chicago, IL
Oct27 Zach Brock
Rockwood Music Hall
New York, NY
Nov12 Zach Brock
Temple University, Boyer College Of Music
Philadelphia, PA

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Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune ”Violinists always have been marginalized in jazz, notwithstanding the silken beauty of Stephane Grappelli's work and the historic contributions of Joe Venuti, Eddie South, Ray Nance and others. For this reason, and others, we should give thanks for the deepening contributions of Brock, whose every phrase argues for the instrument's value in 21st century jazz. Though Brock commands plenty of technique and a vibrantly attractive sound, it's the substance of his musical ideas that commands the most attention. You can hear as much on every track of “Almost Never Was,” from the sprightly pizzicato passages of his “Common Ground” to the atmospheric effects of Joe Henderson's “Black Narcissus,” from the soulful utterances of “You've Changed” (you'd swear he was playing a viola) to the gorgeous melody line of the title track, a Brock original...

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Primary InstrumentViolin

LocationBrooklyn, NY

Willing to teachAdvanced students only.

Thomastik-Infeld, AER, Ithaca Stringed Instruments, Coda Bows
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