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