“I called the great French violinist Jean-Luc Ponty and I said ‘So, who’s the new cat? Who’s got the stuff? And he said Zach Brock.” – Stanley Clarke
Heralded as “the pre-eminent improvising violinist of his generation,” Zach Brock is an award-winning jazz violinist and composer whose music draws on the traditions of jazz, classical, world, and popular music. The Chicago Tribune recognized Zach’s latest recording ”Perpetuity” as one of it’s “top ten jazz recordings of 2014” and Downbeat Magazine’s 61st Annual Critics Poll named Zach it’s “Rising Star” Violinist of 2013. Zach’s acclaim as a bandleader has grown through appearances at venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York City and festivals like “Tudo é Jazz” in Ouro Preto, Brazil, while his reputation as a sideman has spread through collaborations with legendary bassist Stanley Clarke, Grammy-award-winning super-group Snarky Puppy, and contemporary jazz masters Phil Markowitz and Dave Liebman. In 2012 Zach became the first violinist ever to record for Criss Cross Records in it’s 32-year history and 2015 will see his third release for the acclaimed Dutch label. In addition to touring and recording, Zach has represented the U.S. Department of State as a Musical Ambassador in the Solomon Islands, has been a featured soloist for two Sundance Festival feature film scores, and is currently “Artist In Residence” at Temple University’s Boyer College of Music and Dance in Philadelphia, PA.