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BlueStem Jazz featuring The Zakk Jones Trio

Audio for the Arts
Madison, WI

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The Zakk Jones Trio

The Zakk Jones Trio is a dynamic group that fluidly blends styles as varied as modern jazz, Americana/country and fusion, often even in the same songs. Between unique arrangements of classic songs/standards and original material, the trio brings any audience a fresh listening experience thats filled with creative improvisations. The Trio has performed at venues/clubs like Bar Next Door (NYC), Bop Stop (Cleveland), Dick's Den (Columbus), Schwartz's Point Jazz & Acoustic Club (Cincinnati) Pausa Art House (Buffalo) Jimmy Cant Dance (Louisville, KY) and many more! Their debut album Mise-en-Scéne was released in 2019 digitally, on CD and with a special release of Vinyl, produced and engineered by Grammy-award winning professionals and funded in part by the Greater Columbus Arts Council.

Zakk Jones is an Ohio based guitarist, bandleader, composer and educator. In 2022 he received his Master's of Music in Jazz Studies from Bowling Green State University, and holds a B.M. in Jazz Studies from Capital University. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Conservatory of Music at Capital University, leading the big band, guitar ensembles, and teaching applied lessons. In addition he is an adjunct instructor of guitar at Truman State University. Since his emergence in the Midwest scene he has played and toured all over the country and world at such venues as the Amsterdam Blue Note, Bar Next Door (NYC), Bop Stop (CLE), Cliff Bells (Detroit), the Troubadour (LA), Bluebird Theatre (Denver), the Newport (Columbus) and many more. He can be seen frequently with Doc Robinson, the Tony Monaco Trio, Hoodoo Soul Band, Third Shore Collective, and the Zakk Jones Trio. In addition, he has played with The Coasters, The Midtown Men, Lou Marini Jr, Ryan Keberle, Jaleel Shaw, Dwight Adams and Bobby Floyd. In mid-2019 he released his debut trio record Mise-en-scène, produced and mixed by Grammy-winning professionals Jeff Ciampa and Rob Griffin, known for their long standing work with Wayne Shorter. His latest release from September 2022 is the EP "In My Life".

As an educator, Zakk has previously been on faculty at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, Bowling Green State University, and hosts online masterclasses for students from around the world. Outside of his busy gigging and teaching schedule, Zakk is an avid composer/arranger, writes educational articles for and hosts the podcast "Beyond The Frets".

This event is BYOB.

Presented by BlueStem Jazz

and Audio for the Arts

  Audio for the Arts
7 S Blair St
Madison, WI 53703
United States
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Start: Friday Jan 20, 2023 8:00 PM
End: Friday Jan 20, 2023 10:00 PM



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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!

  We have free on-site parking in the lot in front of the building. Overflow parking is available in the MG&E lot located off East Main Street.

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