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ZAK KEITH

Professional guitarist  •  Vocalist  •  Music Instructor

From Jazz to Blues, Soul, Funk, Country, Rock and World Music...

Internationally active, Zak has performed everywhere from Nashville USA to Bangkok city... at the Montreux Jazz Festival with the Van Morison band or with Queeen of African music Angelique Kidjo ... from small venues to major events attended by President Obama and other heads of state...

 

Upcoming shows

Zak's solo Jazz, 2022

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This year, the majority of concerts will feature Zak as a solo artist. Zak's most recent collaborations include artists from Motown in Detroit, Nashville, Atlanta, Stockholm, London and Berlin.

Latest news

New collaboration with Ilhem Khodja

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Ilhem KhodjaZak will be teaming up with the Berlin-based French artist, Ilhem Khodja, for performances in the winter season, appearng as anything from a duo to quartet. The internationally active Jazz singer is known for her soulful vocals with a tint of near-orient influences from her colorful eclectic heritage.

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SHOWS

 

January 01, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Monte Rosa | CH
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January 01, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Potato, Zermatt | CH
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January 08, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Potato, Zermatt | CH
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January 15, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Potato, Zermatt | CH
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January 19, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Potato, Zermatt | CH
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January 22, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Potato, Zermatt | CH
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February 02, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Potato, Zermatt | CH
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February 04, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Private party, Zermatt | CH
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February 09, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Potato, Zermatt | CH
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February 16, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Potato, Zermatt | CH
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February 23, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Potato, Zermatt | CH
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March 02, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Potato, Zermatt | CH
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March 11, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Private party, Zermatt | CH
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March 19, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Alphitta | CH
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March 23, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Hotel Carina, Zermatt | CH
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April 08, 2022

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Zak Keith solo Jazz | Breitling, Zermatt | CH
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July 11, 2022

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Zak Keith | Montreux Jazz | CH
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August 01, 2022

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Zak Keith | Hotel Christiania | CH
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BIOGRAPHY

Zak Keith — multi-genre musician

 
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Zak is internationally active as a free-lance musician and currently collaborates with various artists and bands. He is available for live performances, studio work, clinics, coaching, music arrangement, etc. Zak has good sightreading abilities and extensive experience in Jazz, Blues, Funk, Soul, R&B, Rock, Reggae, Country, Bluegrass and World Music, such as African, Kurdish and Raï.

“Got soul!”

“Part funk, part jazz, part blues, or purely any of them”

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Zak has toured or shared the stage with, among others, Tommy Emmanuel, Angélique Kidjo, the Van Morisson band, Bernard Purdie (world's most-recorded drummer), the late Master Henry Gibson (world's most-recorded percussionist), Jon Lord (Deep Purple), Julius E. Green (Platters), members of the legendary group, Chic, Paul Booth (Steve Winwood), Calvin Bridges (a.k.a. James Mendel of Curtis Mayfield), Pete York (Spencer Davis Group), Grammy nominated Eric Bibb and Jerry Speiser (Men At Work). Through the Soul Enterprise band and other collaborations, he has opened the show for artists such as Wilson Pickett. Al Green and the late Isaac Hayes. He has also undertaken stage-management/sound-engineering work in Australia for: Stevie Wonder, the late the late Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, John Farnham and Jimmy Barnes.

Zak began performing at age 10, playing classical piano pieces on a weekly children's television show. At 14, he took up Rock guitar and, by 17, landed his first recording contract with Warner. He paid his dues by moving on to Funk and Disco, playing R&B circuits, and Jazz and Country music. At 21, he was doing a stint as a Musical Director for a youth radio program, churning out freshly written Folk-Gospel songs for weekly premiere broadcasts.

Zak's versatility has enabled him to work as a recording sessionist and instructor at music colleges, and has brought him on tours throughout Scandinavia, Europe, the US, Australia and the Far East. He has authored instructional material still in use by music schools today. Music legends of our time have labeled him “part funk, part jazz, part blues, or purely any of them” and “always playing from the heart.”

Forays into World Music genres have led to festival and TV appearances in the Middle East, and multiple live recordings and performances with Algerian artist Khaled Habib, Kurdish artist Zakaria and the “Queen of African music,” Angélique Kidjo.

 

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© 2016 by ZAK KEITH