Blog Entries

Art After Hours

May 13th, 2012

Here are a couple of photos taken from a concert I performed at the Strathmore Mansion as part of this amazing series: Art After Hours.  There are more shows featuring great local artists that you can check out here: Art After Hours.  It was a great night, with a wonderful audience in an amazing space for the guitar.  I’d like to send a big thank you to the Fulbright Association for supporting this concert, and to everyone that braved the torrential down pour to attend this show!   It was cold and rainy outside, but we had a good time!

 

Mid-Winter Inspiration

February 26th, 2012

As February draws to a close I wanted to share a performance that I found truly unique and that brought some warmth to my winter.  Below is a video from NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” featuring one of my favorite musicians: Bill Frisell.  I’ve been a big fan of his and this series for quite some time now.  What’s great about the series is that it brings the listener about as close to the artist as one could hope for via computer.  At the risk of sounding cliché: “You feel like you are there.” I could go on for pages about Bill Frisell but I don’t want to spoil it for those who might not have had the chance to hear him.

In this particular performance Mr. Frisell performs a few tunes by the Beatles on an electric guitar and it’s truly inspiring to witness him express his own take on these songs.  Having the opportunity to hear someone cover a song, can at times, offer a small window into what interests them—if you don’t like it, why would you want to cover it? It is also a chance to see an artist take an idea created by someone else and make it his or her own.  To quote Einstein: “If I’ve seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.” It’s great to see Bill Frisell standing on the shoulders of, though I like to think that it’s actually beside, the Beatles sharing his own ideas about these songs.  I hope you enjoy them too!

Quest!

December 12th, 2011

A friend recently sent me these photos of a concert from this summer at the Performing Arts Institute, where I had the chance to play with some of my favorite people on the planet!  In these photos you can see us playing George Crumb’s “Quest” for Soprano Saxophone (Jared Ziegler), 2 Percussionists (Quey Percussion Duo), Harp (Michelle Gott), Double Bass (Julia Schulman), and Guitar.

It’s a wonderful piece of music and it was great to have the chance to perform it.

I hope you all enjoy these pictures,  have a wonderful holiday, and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Zane is a D’Addario Artist

October 27th, 2011

I’m pleased to announce that I am now  a D’Addario Artist and thrilled to be working with the D’Addario string company.  For more information visit: D’Addario Strings.

Artists Recording Collective

December 31st, 2010

Artists Recording Collective LogoI’m happy to announce, that I just joined the ARTISTS RECORDING COLLECTIVE (ARC), an international recording label that emphasizes promoting and facilitating the distribution and utilization of their artists’ works. For more information, visit the ARC website.