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Zaccai Curtis (Uncredited)

Zaccai Curtis

After graduating from New England Conservatory in 2005, Zaccai Curtis has been living in New York City playing with artists such as Ralph Peterson, Bill Saxton, Will Calhoun, Christian Scott, Brian Lynch, Sean Jones, Ray Vega, Antoine Roney, Cindy Blackman, Steve Hall, Jimmy Greene, Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band, Papo Vasquez, Kendrick Oliver and the New Life Orchestra, and Donald Harrison.  Zaccai leads the Latin Jazz group Insight, which has just released an indie album entitled A Genesis. Mr. Curtis is composing and arranging for his own trio, solo piano works, Big Band, Orchestra, and compositions for large and small ensembles with strings. In 2001, he was commissioned to arrange Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio Espagnol to be played by Insight with the Hartford Symphony Chamber Orchestra.

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<i>Songwriters: The Next Generation</i>: Sonia Szajnberg / Zaccai Curtis 3/24/11: Songwriters: The Next Generation: Sonia Szajnberg / Zaccai Curtis

Dr. Billy Taylor (1921–2010), Artistic Director for Jazz at the Kennedy Center and a member of The ASCAP Foundation board, was instrumental in establishing the 2010 program. In his honor, tonight’s program hosted by D.C. songwriters and Grammy Award winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer focuses on jazz: vocalist/composer Sonia Szajnberg and her band, and pianist/composer Zaccai Curtis who will play with the Curtis Brothers Quartet. Presented by The ASCAP Foundation and made possible by the Bart Howard Estate.

Songwriters: The Next Generation: Sonia Szajnberg / Zaccai Curtis

Dr. Billy Taylor (1921–2010), Artistic Director for Jazz at the Kennedy Center and a member of The ASCAP Foundation board, was instrumental in establishing the 2010 program. In his honor, tonight’s program hosted by D.C. songwriters and Grammy Award winners Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer focuses on jazz: vocalist/composer Sonia Szajnberg and her band, and pianist/composer Zaccai Curtis who will play with the Curtis Brothers Quartet. Presented by The ASCAP Foundation and made possible by the Bart Howard Estate.

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