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Zach Spruill

 

“The RS Berkeley SOCUR445 curved soprano saxophone is the most comfortable soprano I've ever played. The key layout and action make it very easy for someone who switches between alto and soprano while performing as often as I do. It also has a beautiful and consistent tone up and down the instrument.”

 

Biography

As a Music Business graduate of the University of Houston's Moores School of Music Zach was fortunate to be able to study with saxophone performance and recording artist Woody Witt, and be a member of the University's Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Noe Marmolejo. Other studies during his tenure at U of H took place at the university's Bauer School of Business where he earned a Minor in Marketing. Prior to arriving at U of H, Zach studied under popular Houston jazz saxophonist Martin Langford and Doug Skinner of Texas State University in San Marcos.

Zach has extensive experience performing as a solo artist as well as part of jam bands, big bands, jazz combos, wind ensembles, and smaller chamber ensembles at venues large and small. ach has been fortunate to work with some of the finest talents the music industry has to offer from Texas to the New England states and Los Angeles. He's shared studios with producers, engineers and musicians responsible for the success of Jason Mraz, Lifehouse, Prince, Usher, and more. Performing in a variety of different groups has placed  him on stage with some of the greatest of today's musicians including jazz greats Bill Evans, Vincent Herring, Conrad Herwig, and Jon Faddis as well as popular artists Edwin McCain, Green River Ordinance, Lucinda Williams, and more.  Zach has performed on large stages like House of Blues and Hard Rock Cafe as well as smaller jazz clubs, major television networks like FOX, ABC, and CBS, and radio stations in South Texas and surrounding areas.

 

Instruments

VIRT1003S | Virtuoso Alto Saxophone, Silver Plated

VIRT2007NL | Virtuoso Tenor Saxophone, Unlacquered

BS509 | Professional Baritone Saxophone, Lacquer

SOCUR445 | Professional Curved Soprano Saxophone, Lacquer