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Zak Gross / Bio

Zak Gross is a Manhattan born multi-instrumentalist living in Brooklyn NY. Having played various instruments as a child, it was when he heard Jimi Hendrix play that his life changed. Early on, Zak moved from NYC to Shreveport, LA, where he played in local bands. At age 18 he moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career as a musician. While recording a demo for a female artist, he met the singer of The Resurrection Sorrow, a heavy metal band based out of NYC. After touring the country for a few years, Zak Gross enrolled in the Jazz Composition program at the Berklee College of Music, gaining high marks in all of his classes, and playing in the Boston music scene. Since his departure from college he has toured the world, recorded for many artist and has shared the stage with many notable musicians including, Jay Rodriguez (Prince, Medeski Martin and Wood, Gil Evans, Marc Ribot, Elvis Costello, Groove Collective, John Zorn etc) Warren Benbow (Nina Simone, James Blood Ulmer, Eddie Gomez) Alex Skolnick (Testament, Trans Siberian Orchestra) Bruce Brody (Patti Smith, John Waite) David C. Gross (Steven Stills, Sonny Sharrock, Aztec Two Step, Rhett Tyler, etc.) Bobby Rondinelli (Black Sabbath, Quiet Riot, Blue Oyster Cult) Rex Brown (Pantera, Down, Kill Devil Hill) Mark Mendoza (Twisted Sister), Dan Nelson (Anthrax), Evan Stanley (Paul Stanley, KISS), and many others. Zak Gross is currently in the studio finishing up his first solo album, and in October of 2013 you can see him in the Off Broadway production “On the Record”, a tribute to early jazz and show tunes. He is also on the board of educators at Music and Arts USA along side Reggie Workman (John Coltrane, Art Blakey) and many others.

General Info

Band Members
Jay Rodriguez, Warren Benbow, David Gross
Artist Name
Zak Gross
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/zakgross
Genres
Jazz / Rock / Funk

Contact Info

Location
Brooklyn, NY

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