Damon Zick


Damon Zick and Friends play their own unique brand of original jazz emphasizing melody, groove and communication. Damon's compositions provide an eclectic wealth of departure points for some top-notch improvisation. The band formed thirteen years ago while members were attending the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. While there they had the opportunity to study and perform with such artists as Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Holman, Benny Carter, Eliane Elias, Steve Vai, Benny Golson, Mike Cain, Ralph Alessi and many others. Since then they have gone on to perform concerts and master classes across the United States. Members have performed and/or recorded with Dave Douglas, Steve Coleman, Ravi Coltrane, Joe LaBarbera, Vinny Golia, Bob Mintzer, Kneebody, the New World Symphony, the Woody Herman Orchestra and many others. Their second CD "We Are Large” was released in 2007.

DAMON ZICK (SAXOPHONE) was born and raised in Seattle before heading to the East Coast in 1993. He spent four years studying at the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York where he studied saxophone, jazz and composition before heading south to Miami Beach to join the New World Symphony. Since then Damon has performed concerts with his own groups in Europe, Australia and throughout the United States. He has performed with such jazz artists as Joe LaBarbera, Vinny Golia, Lee Konitz, Joe Henderson, Ralph Alessi, Gerry Hemingway and Bob Mintzer. He now resides in Los Angeles where he completed a Masters degree in Jazz Winds from the California Institute of the Arts. Besides his performing schedule, Damon is active as a clinician and teacher presenting Master classes at colleges and universities around the U.S.
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