Zac Zinger ザック・ジンガー

Composer, Arranger, Multi-Instrumentalist

"You make me want to go home and practice."  -Benny Golson, jazz legend

"I'm very excited to see what Zac is doing with the shakuhachi." -James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi Grand Master

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A multi-talented performer, Zac plays saxophones, flute, clarinet, shakuhachi, EWI (Electronic Wind Instrument), and a host of ethnic flutes. He has recorded woodwinds for the soundtracks of Final Fantasy XV: Assasin's FestivalJust Cause 4, Street Fighter VRWBYLazer TeamMoonlight Blade OL, and many more. He has also had the pleasure of performing in twelve countries with the likes of Anat Cohen, Kirill Gerstein, Mario Frangoulis, Nobuo Uematsu, and Wataru Hokoyama. In 2017 and with a grant from the Asian Cultural Council, he conducted a five-month residency in Tokyo, Japan where he studied the shakuhachi and its traditional music under masters Kinya Sogawa, Keisuke Zenyoji, and Akihito Obama. He was invited to speak at the 2018 World Shakuhachi Festival in London, UK on the usage of the shakuhachi in the jazz medium. Currently, Zac lives in New York City, writing for and performing with his progressive jazz quartet, the Zac Zinger Group, and his Japanese traditional/jazz fusion duet, KAI.

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