ZACH's BIO Zach began his journey with the guitar at age nine, and since then has never looked back. He began performing professionally in 2017 and has played on hundreds of gigs ranging in a wide variety of styles, including jazz combos, solo guitar, big bands, pit orchestras, songwriter duos, original and cover bands. He currently balances playing out professionally and continuing his music education at Towson University. Zach has performed in a variety of settings around Annapolis and Baltimore, Maryland, including local and regional festivals, theater productions, charity events, church services, and bar gigs. In October 2019, he was the featured guest artist for Mainstay Monday where he performed a duo with pianist Joe Holt. In the summer of 2019, Zach attended the School of Improvisational Music at the Brooklyn Conservatory, where he played with a wide-ranging group of international musicians. Zach was also part of the Baltimore production of Voices of Carmen that performed at the Kennedy Center. Prior to this, Zach performed with Towson University’s Big Band at Prism, which is TU’s annual showcase for their music department. Earlier in April, his quartet played at the Mainstay in Rock Hall, Maryland, and they will be returning to the Mainstay on March 27, 2020. In 2018, Zach became the inaugural winner of The Mainstay Rock Hall Scholarship and as a result was afforded the opportunity to sit in with guitarist Frank Vignola at the Mainstay. He also was invited to play for the Charlie Byrd Society. In his senior year of high school, Zach was awarded the Semper Fidelis Award for Musical Excellence, as well as the Woody Herman Jazz Award. Zach also went through training to become a certified instructor for The Warrior Music Foundation, which is an organization that provides music lessons and therapy to veterans and their families. Zach also began teaching at Priddy Music Academy where he had previously been a student. In addition to this, Zach performed at local festivals including Eastport-a-Rockin', Frozen Harbor Music Festival, and Great Strides Walk for Cystic Fibrosis with his original rock trio 2nd Chair. Other events he performed at are the Anne Arundel County Fair, Burgers and Bands for Suicide Prevention, and The Maryland Food Truck Festival with groups affiliated with Priddy Music Academy.