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Curriculum Vitae

Zakkary Garner

5617 Avron Blvd.
Metairie, La 70003
985-869-2924
Zakkary.garner@tangischools.org
Education:
Northwestern University, Masters of Music, Jazz Studies, 2016
Southeastern Louisiana University, Bachelor of Music Education, 2013
Teachers:
Victor Goines – Saxophone – 2014 – 2016
Ari Brown – Saxophone – 2016
Jeremy Khan – Piano – 2016
Clarence Johnson – Saxophone – 2012 – 2013
Richard Schwartz – Saxophone – 2008 – 2012
Paul Frechou – Clarinet – 2008 – 2009
Teaching Experience:
Talented Music Instructor for Tangipahoa Parish Louisiana – August 2016 – Present
Franklinton High Band Camp Woodwind Tech – July 2016
Northshore High Band Camp Woodwind Tech – July 2016
Guest Artist/Masterclass at William Carey University - September 2015
Guest Artist/Masterclass at Southeastern Louisiana University - September 2015
Northshore High Band Camp Woodwind Tech - 2014
Student Taught at Mandeville Junior High School - Fall 2013

Southeastern Louisiana University Summer Music Festival Faculty Member – July 2012
Lipari Music – Guitar, Saxophone, Piano Instructor – 2011 - 2012
Private Instructor 2009 - Present

Performance Awards:
Winner of the Southeastern Louisiana University Concerto Competition – 2012
Outstanding Soloist Award at The 32nd Alcorn State University Jazz Festival - 2012

Major Performances 2015 - 2016:
Zakk Garner Trio – Hosts the Saturday Jazz Jam Session at 13th St. Jazz Bistro in
Gulfport, Mississippi. July 23rd - current
Special Guest with the Ellis Marsalis Quintet – Snug Harbor – New Orleans, LA on June
24th, 2016
Zakk Garner’s MM Recital: Premier of Suite Tangipahoa – April 27th, Northwestern
University
Victor Goines Septet – Jazz Institute of Chicago’s Jazz Education Day on April 21st, 2016
Victor Goines Septet – Room 43 sponsored by The Hyde Park Jazz Society April 17,
2016
Victor Goines’ Crescent City – Featuring Branford Marsalis and Northwestern University
Jazz Orchestra April 1st, 2016
Zakk Garner Trio – Hosted weekly jazz jam session at Fizz in Chicago – January – April
2016
Bassel and The Supernaturals – Tenor Saxophone – Performed for the Inner-City Muslim
Action Network at The Chicago South Shore Cultural Center – December 15th 2015

The Hemispheres at The House of Blues Chicago – Tenor Saxophone – December 5th
2015
Zakk Garner with WCU students and faculty at William Carey University - September
2015
Zakk Garner Quartet at Southeastern Louisiana University – September 2015
Zakk Garner Trio at The Maple Room in Slidell, Louisiana – July 26, 2015
Zakk Garner Trio at The Little Gem Saloon in New Orleans, Louisiana – July 1st, 2015
Victor Goines’ Roots of Ragtime Chicago Debut Performance – May 4th, 2015
Zakk Garner Trio at The Maple Room in Slidell, Louisiana – March 3rd, 2015

Original Compositions:
Suite Tangipahoa – 2016
I.
Mother Earth
II.
Spenser’s Dream
III.
Mary Lou’s Blues
IV.
Moonlight Over Manchac
V.
Father Time

Blues for Bard – 2016
To Sleep, Perchance to Dream - 2016
Sweet Tooth – 2016
Order in The Court - 2016
Siren Song – 2015
Friend Zone – 2015
Waltz for Liz an Em – 2015
Stitt-Faced – 2015
Clockwork – 2014
When Light Meets Water - 2013
Original Compositions Recorded by Other Artists:
“Father Time” – Arranged by Louis Danowsky - “Louis Danowsky and Sam Wolsk Jazz
Orchestra” NYC Big Band Album August 2016

Performed with Notable Jazz Musicians:
Ellis Marsalis, Don Vappie, Branford Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, Victor Goines, Wylciffe
Gordon, James Carter, Wessell Anderson, Ari Brown, “Blue” Lou Marini, Ronnie Kole,
Miles Okazaki, Bobby Broom, Pharez Whitted, Eric Schneider, Eric Hochberg, Pat
Mallinger, Bill Cunliffe, Bill Carrothers, Larry Panella, Ted Sirota.
Discography:
Guitarist and Songwriter - Here It Is – Tyler Kinchen and The Right Pieces
Guitarist - Firmamento De Amor – Tyler Kinchen and The Right Pieces
Saxophonist - CL Musiq – They Don’t Know
Saxophonist - GSBC Choir and Orchestra – Hymns Yesterday Today
Saxophonist - Kyle Douglas and The 22nd Century - Rhapsody
Soundtrack Credits:
Saxophonist in “Rooms (Les Chambres)” short film directed by Anjali Nath premiered on
6/4/16
Saxophonist in “Triggers” a short film by Kai M. Green - 2016