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Zach Brock

Zach Brock is a Grammy Award-winning jazz violinist who plays with Snarky Puppy and was recognized as a Downbeat "Rising Star" in 2013.

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Heralded as “the pre-eminent improvising violinist of his generation,” Zach Brock is a Grammy Award- winning violinist and composer whose music draws on the traditions of jazz, classical, world, and popular music. Zach was named the 'Rising Star Violinist' of 2013 by Downbeat Magazine and his acclaim as a bandleader has grown through appearances at venues such as Carnegie Hall and festivals like “Tudo é Jazz” in Brazil. His reputation as a sideman has spread through his work with legendary bassist Stanley Clarke, Snarky Puppy, Phil Markowitz, and Wycliffe Gordon. Zach has made ten recordings as a leader or co-leader and is the first violinist to record for the venerable Dutch jazz label Criss Cross. Zach has also represented the U.S. Department of State as a Musical Ambassador, has performed as a featured soloist for two Sundance Festival feature film scores, and is currently an “Artist In Residence” at Temple University in Philadelphia.