Durham, N.C. based Composer and pianist Zach Gossett performs and teaches around the Triangle.
Long inspired by the relationship between motion and music, and the connectivity between different forms of expression—dance, cinema, visual art—his musical vision is inspired by Mingus, Monk, Ellington, avant-garde ensembles, modern classical, and always a healthy dose of swing and straight-ahead (somewhere in there). He has performed in large ensembles, small jazz groups, chamber music groups, duo and trio performances, Latin music, experimental rock, and even gamelan. Zach has arranged one of Walter Smith III’s charts for University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Big Band, and has performed originals with his group The Za Um.
Although his approach to music is primarily through the jazz idiom, Zach cultivates an interest in collaborative works in contemporary classical or experimental genres. He is currently earning his Masters in Jazz Composition at NC Central University, receiving instruction from Ed Paolantonio and Joey Calderazzo.
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Recordings can be found at my soundcloud.