Energetic trio renderings of original music from the upcoming Rachel Z recording Sensual
Rachel Z is a keyboardist with a long history of award-winning performances in the worlds of jazz and rock. She won a Grammy for Highlife with Wayne Shorter, on which she orchestrated the synthesizers, played piano, and was music director for the Highlife tour. Rachel co-wrote the Grammy-winning song ‘Tokyo Blue’ with saxophonist Najee.
In addition to her 11 albums as bandleader and her work in bands such as Pino Daniele, Steps Ahead, Vertú, Al Di Meola, the Omar Hakim Experience, and OZmosys(her band with Omar Hakim), she has played and toured with artists like George Coleman, Bobby Watson, George Garzone, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Al Di Meola, and Regina Carter.
She came to worldwide prominence in the Peter Gabriel concert films Growing Up Live and Still Growing Up Live.
Since 2000, she has been a Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Music Studies at The New School University in New York
Since 2022 also a Professor of Jazz Studies and Electronic Music at Montclaire State University Cali School of the Arts
Her newest recording Sensual will be release in April 2024 and will feature a companion video by Miho Morimoto.
First single is out on Apple and Spotify These Days by the Foo Fighters!!
This show wll feaure legendary drummer Omar Hakim who has performed with Weather Report, Miles Davis, the Foo Fighters, Chick Corea, Bobby McFerrin Paul McCartney, Madonna, and Sting.