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ZAK KEITH

Professional guitarist  •  Vocalist  •  Music Instructor

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

 

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Zak's Jazz, 2018

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This year, the majority of concerts will feature Zak as a solo artist, as well as collaborations with other artists from 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

 

July 01, 2017

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Mojorider | Motala, Sweden
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July 07, 2017

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Zak Keith - solo Jazz | | CH
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July 08, 2017

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Zak Keith - solo Jazz | | CH
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July 09, 2017

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Zak Keith - solo Jazz | | CH
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July 11, 2017

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TBA | Montreux Jazz Festival | Switzerland
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July 17, 2017

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Zak Keith - solo Jazz | Z-hof | CH
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July 18, 2017

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Zak Keith - solo Jazz | Z-hof | CH
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July 19, 2017

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Zak Keith - solo Jazz | Z-hof | CH
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July 22, 2017

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Reel Relish | Coolcats, Chamonix, France (16:00)
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July 22, 2017

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Reel Relish | Le Delice, Les Houches, France (21:00)
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August 06, 2017

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Luis Do Vale | Praia Da Luz, Portugal
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August 18, 2017

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AfterWork Jazz | Stampen | Sweden
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August 19, 2017

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Mojo Rider | Motala Jazz & Blues Festival, Sweden
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August 25, 2017

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Bob Manning Soul Enterprise | Stockholm
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September 06, 2017

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Mojo Rider | Gotland, Sweden
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September 07, 2017

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Mojo Rider | Gotland, Sweden
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September 08, 2017

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Mojo Rider | Gotland, Sweden
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September 09, 2017

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Mojo Rider | Gotland, Sweden
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September 14, 2017

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Zak Keith - solo Jazz | Hotel Mirabeau | CH
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September 15, 2017

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Zak Keith - solo Jazz | Hotel Mirabeau | CH
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October 02, 2017

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ZD Jazz | Helsinki | FI
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October 03, 2017

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ZD Jazz | Helsinki | FI
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October 07, 2017

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Mojo Rider | Motala, Sweden
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October 28, 2017

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Dan Granero Band | Stampen | Sweden
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November 04, 2017

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Zubaida Solid | Stampen | Sweden
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November 17, 2017

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Zak Keith | TBA | Nashville, TN, USA
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November 18, 2017

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Zak Keith | TBA | Nashville, TN, USA
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November 21, 2017

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Zak Keith | TBA | Atlanta, GA, USA
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December 31, 2017

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Zax Jazz Duo | Alphitta | CH
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January 12, 2018

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Zak Keith | Gusto Matto | CH
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January 24, 2018

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Zax Jazz | Waterfront Hotel | Sweden
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January 26, 2018

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Zax Jazz | Norrköping | Sweden
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February 23, 2018

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Zax Jazz | 1818 | CH
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February 24, 2018

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Zax Jazz | 1818 | CH
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March 02, 2018

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CaZaDi | Brig | CH
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March 16, 2018

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Zax Jazz | 1818 | CH
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March 17, 2018

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Zax Jazz | Mirabeau | CH
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March 21, 2018

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Zax Jazz | Private | GR
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March 22, 2018

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Zax Jazz | Private | GR
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March 23, 2018

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Zax Jazz | Private | GR
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April 12, 2018

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Zax Jazz | Zermatt Unplugged | CH
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April 13, 2018

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Zax Jazz | Zermatt Unplugged | CH
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April 14, 2018

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Zax Jazz | Zermatt Unplugged | CH
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April 21, 2018

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Mojo Rider | Motala | Sweden
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April 28, 2018

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Mojo Rider | Stampen | Sweden
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SOUND CLIPS

 

Videos filmed by audiences around the world

 

Stampen's After-work Session, April 2017

 

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GALLERY

 

 
 

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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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Among others, Zak has toured or shared the stage with Tommy Emmanuel, Angélique Kidjo, 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, 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). He has opened the show and/or undertaken stage-management/sound-engineering work for: Stevie Wonder, the late Wilson Pickett, the late Michael Jackson, Al Green, the late Isaac Hayes, Pink Floyd, John Farnham and Jimmy Barnes.

Zak began performing at 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 then paid his dues by moving on to Funk and Disco, playing R&B circuits, and Jazz and Country music. At 21, he did a stint as a Musical Director for a youth radio program, churning out freshly-written Folk-Gospel songs for broadcast every week.

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 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