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The Z-Trane Electric Band is creating a buzz as both a blazing electric trio and as a stripped-down acoustic duo with guitar and bass. They have wowed crowds in venues throughout the Bay Area, including the Mystic Theater, Starry Plough, Rockit Room, Fillmore Poster Room, Kimo's, Connecticut Yankee, Fort Mason, and Pier 23.
Combining meaningful songwriting with soulful heartfelt improvisation and experimentation "the band jams with intensity and vision" (Relix Magazine). Guitarist/vocalist Jeff Zittrain, drummer/vocalist Blake Ritterman and bassist/vocalist Eric Podolsky (also known for his work on Jambase) have established Z-Trane as a band known for impressive chops in the service of passionate, powerful, smart music, recently earning them a streaming slot on the Rex Foundation website. They also welcome distinguished guests such as former JGB bassist Rob Wenig and saxophonist Eric Schultz.
Z-Trane shows draw on an extensive catalogue of past and present material. Songwriter Zittrain has released two cd's, receiving an All Music Guide 4 Stars, a CD Baby Editors Pick, a feature on NBC TV and in Relix Magazine and was voted by the staff at KyndMusic as a Top 10 Bands to Watch in 06. He also has received features and reviews in Hittin' the Note, An Honest Tune, Caught in the Carousel and Medicine Music Scotland.