Rock Orchestra

Bring your instrument and rock out to the latest and best pop tunes! Open to all instrumentalists and all levels! Music charts will be provided–bring along your music stands.  This is a fun, low stress, but highly professional class and will culminate in a gala group performance–parents invited!

Available Sessions 1, 2 and 3.

Instructor Zachary Mayer.

Zachary Mayer has sung and played saxophone in music festivals ranging from the Ashkenaz Festival in Toronto (http://www.ashkenazfestival.com/), to the KlezKanada Music Festival (http://www.klezkanada.org/index.php/institute/faculty/1-1-1|0-21598.html), where he has been instructing and arranging an ensemble of 26 teenagers for 6 years. He’s played in downtown NYC clubs such as the Knitting Factory and Tonic, and leads and arranges for the Columbia Klezmer band. He was a 6-year cast member of the Off-Broadway production of Kids and Yiddish. He is currently the manager and baritone saxophonist for the Ayn Sof Arkestra, a 16-piece, neo-klezmer avante garde professional big-band, featuring GRAMMY Award-winner Frank London of the Klezmatics and Carnegie Hall jazz-sax virtuoso, Greg Wall (whose album was one of the ten best CD’s of 2002, according to Jazz Times Magazine). Catch them the last Monday of every month at the Max D. Raiskin Center (325 East 6th St, NYC – http://eastvillage.thelocal.nytimes.com/tag/ayn-sof-arkestra/). He attended the Rimon Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv, Israel, and is currently a sophomore in the BFA program at CCNY for Jazz performance. Since working at Wyclef Jean’s studio, Platinum Sound, he has played saxophone on tracks for Wyclef’s producers such as LOGiC, (the producer of Wyclef’s “Sweetest Girl”), Gruve, and Keith Duplessis (AKA Lil’ Wonda).

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