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Zachary Serleth

Zach Serleth is a professional bassist and banjoist around the DC, MD, VA area that plays most of his gigs in Bluegrass Bands or Eastern European folk music groups. He started with the Highland Hill Boys, a Baltimore Bluegrass band that you can catch at the 8×10. Bluegrass being mostly in major chords, Zach yearned for for a darker sound in which he found Klezmer music. Studying with Margo Levert and the Klezmer Mountain Boys, Zach formed Baltimore based klezmer band, The World Fair. He later joined on with Evan Tucker’s creation, Schmuck and helped run the Baltimore Klezmer jam. Soon he was studying Django Reinhardt and began playing Slovakian Gypsy music and Gypsy Jazz with Orchestra Prazevica which you can catch monthly in DC at Bossa Bistro or Marx Cafe. His roots in Appalachia and Eastern European music helps him bring an interesting twist to traditional music and dixieland swing touching on songs from many, many different areas of the world.


Primary Instrument




Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced


Upright Bass and Jazz Banjo lessons available at reasonable prices.




Swing Underground


The Mobtown...

Self Produced



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