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Zak, Peter

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Peter Zak
BA, University of California, Berkeley
Pianist

Profile:

Peter has recorded and/or performed with Junior Cook, George Coleman, Jimmy Cobb, Billy Hart, Ryan Kisor, Etta Jones, Scott Hamilton, Curtis Stigers, Al Foster, Eric Alexander, Jim Snidero, Walt Weiskopf, and Jon Hendricks, among many others.  His CD releases as a leader include the DownBeat four-star reviewed “Seed of Sin”, and his latest, “Down East.”  He has also appeared as a sideman on dozens of recordings.  

In 2005, Peter achieved recognition as a composer, receiving a $10,000 grant from the Doris Duke Foundation and Chamber Music America to compose and perform a new work for his jazz trio, which included bassist Paul Gill, and drummer Al Foster.  A profile of Peter and his career appeared in the September, 2011 issue of DownBeat magazine.  


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