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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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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 Instrument

Violin

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach

Advanced students only.

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Events

Date Event Time Tickets
Oct9Sun Phil Markowitz & Zach Brock
Deer Head Inn
Delaware Water Gap, PA
5:00 PM
$10.00

Albums

Serendipity
Serendipity
Criss Cross
2015
buy
Intersection: Jazz Meets Classical Song
Intersection: Jazz...
Cedille Records
2014
buy
In The Ivory
In The Ivory
Greenleaf Music
2014
buy
Ground Up
Ground Up
Ropeadope
2014
buy
Purple Sounds
Purple Sounds
Criss Cross
2014
buy
Serendipity
Serendipity
Dot Time Records
2014
buy

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