Zack graduated in 2010 with a Bachelors of Music degree in Piano Performance from the prestigious Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. At IU, Zack worked closely with international performing artist Luke Gillespie - jazz piano performance, Brent Wallarab - Jazz Ensemble director, and Pulitzer Prize winner David Baker - Jazz Studies department chair.
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CB's a big fan of Zack Cross (and the exciting new CD). We had this to say about Cross before his gig at Twins Jazz earlier this month: 'Young pianist Zack Cross plays with a serious but flexible swing, and shows the influence of Bill Evans in his harmonic ideas. The recent graduate of the University of Indiana performs ... with Andy Randazzo on bass and Luke Angle on drums.'
What excellent playing - and I liked your tunes, too (especially His Wisdom)
--Tony Nalker, pianist in The Army Blues, upon hearing Zack's album Up/Under
Willing to teach
Zack focuses on the fundamentals of approaching the piano and establishing a sympathetic connection to the instrument.
Available by appointment 7 days a week