Zack has experience not only in teaching private lessons and giving clinics (10+ years), but is also in demand as a performer and composer. He leads his own 10-piece jazz collective called Nostal-jazz (nuh-STAHL-jazz) which plays video game soundtracks, TV show theme songs, and film music of the last few decades. During football season, Zack plays with the Denver Broncos Stampede brass band at Empower Field @ Mile High.
Formerly a show band musician for Princess Cruises, Zack has frequently performed at popular venues in and around the Denver area, as well as on Denver's esteemed public radio station, jazz89 KUVO. He is featured both as a composer and trombonist on Hang Time (Capri/Tapestry Records), the 2nd CD released by the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts. He has even had the pleasure of performing in pit orchestras for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (drums) and Urinetown (trombone) - both with Stage Flight Theatre.
Specializing in the genres of Jazz, Rock, and Pop music, Zack firmly believes that a solid foundation in music theory and composition are critical to the success of any musician, thus all his students are encouraged to create and share their own work as they progress. Zack graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2014 where he obtained a degree in Music Business, but whether or not the goal is to become a professional musician, Zack aims to help all his students realize their full potential and enjoy life through music!