Zakk Jones

Zakk Jones - GuitarZakk Jones is a Columbus based guitarist, composer and teacher, currently finishing his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies at Capital University. Originally from Portland, Oregon, his musical studies started at the age of 6, when he began playing piano and composing original music. His involvement in the Fear No Music project led to a National Award in composition at the age of 11.

Shortly after this he picked up the guitar, on which he has remained playing for over 8 years. Although first influenced by rock and metal, he now plays Jazz, Classical, Fusion and Brazilian styles. In his three years on the Columbus scene he has performed at Brother’s Drake Meadery, Victory’s, Hal & Al’s, Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza, Dick’s Den, Scarlet & Grey, Columbus Performing Arts Center, Columbus Jazz & Ribs Festival, and many farmer’s markets, art galleries, weddings and corporate events. Opportunities have taken him all across Ohio, with summer gigs in Port Clinton and even further to Atlanta and Dallas for the Jazz Education Network Conference where he has been a performer and stage manager.

Zakk regularly performs with the group Wake Fold, his own trio and quintet, as well as many other projects in the Columbus area. At Capital he has studied with Stan Smith and Brett Burleson, also having the opportunities to take lessons with Corey Christiansen and Adam Rogers. Besides performing, Zakk also teaches privately, enjoys composing/arranging, and scholarly research. Recently, Zakk has been influenced by the music of Ed Bickert, Chris Potter, Moacir Santos and Franz Schreker.

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