Brock, Lanzetti, Ogawa

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“…it is the absence of things that makes all the difference here. There is no bassist, no keyboards, no standard drum kit—just violin, guitar and percussion. There are overdubs, effects and assorted embellishments but it is the space these absences furnish that allows this trio’s creativity to bloom and also gives the listener a deeper sense of what is there.”

“Along with producing a distinct musical blend which showcases accessibility as much as virtuosity, Brock, Lanzetti and Ogawa have all gleaned how to play well in a group from their tenure together as “Pups,” but playing well in a small group with such unique instrumentation is something else altogether. It makes Drawing Songs something to savor all the more.”

-Mike Jacobs; All About Jazz

Critically acclaimed as the “pre-eminent improvising violinist of his generation,” Zach Brock is an American jazz violinist and GRAMMY Award-winning member of Snarky Puppy. He has toured, recorded, and performed with artists such as Stanley Clarke, Aaron Goldberg, Wycliffe Gordon, Matt Ulery, Michelle Willis, Banda Magda, Bill Laurance, Sirintip, Phil Markowitz, Martha Redbone, and many more. Zach has also released eight solo albums and was named “Rising Star Violinist” of 2013 by Downbeat Magazine. A passionate educator, Zach has coached hundreds of musicians from workshops to conservatories worldwide. Zach remains a perennial coffee fanatic and skateboard enthusiast, and currently lives with his wife and daughters in the NYC area.

Bob Lanzetti is a Charleston, SC based professional guitarist, composer, producer, and educator. Bob is an original member of the GRAMMY Award-winning jazz/funk collective, Snarky Puppy and has performed in over 40 countries and played on every recorded release to date. In addition to Snarky Puppy, Bob has performed and recorded with many artists including Tommy Sims, Jerry Granelli, Robben Ford, Bokanté, Michelle Willis, Becca Stevens, Cory Henry, Ghost-Note (Robert “Sput” Searight/Nate Werth), Lucy Woodward, Banda Magda, and many more.

Drummer and percussionist based in New York, where he is a member of bands including the Grammy-winning Snarky Puppy and Bokanté. Born in Sasebo, Nagasaki Prefecture, he started playing the drums at the age of 15 and later studied music at Kōyō Ongaku Gakuin in Kōbe. After two years living hand-to-mouth in Tokyo, he relocated to the United States in 2005, where he studied hand percussion at the Berklee School of Music with Jamey Haddad. Has played alongside Yo-Yo Ma and numerous other top artists, and has appeared on two Grammy-winning albums.