Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. -Victor Hugo
About Zac Evans
As an instrumentalist, Zac is a versatile performer and has played internationally with a variety of ensembles. He leads the hip-hop/jazz outfit “Monkier” which was named "Critic's Pick - Best Jazz Act 2016" in Creative Loafing Atlanta. Monkier released their sophomore album, "Highs/Lows" in 2016. Zac also co-leads the Rebel Big Band, a collective ensemble dedicated to original and progressive music for big band. While based in Austin, TX from 2014-2016, Zac had the chance to perform with a wide variety of regional groups including jazz big bands, free-jazz groups, pop acts, brass bands, and hip-hop artists. In 2013, he had the opportunity to travel to Morocco and performed at the International Festival of Theater at the University of Casablanca. He has also performed with a wide variety of musical acts around Georgia.
An avid educator, Zac stays active teaching woodwinds and composition privately around the Atlanta area, working with students from 5-60+ years old. As of the 2016-2017 season, he serves as the Education and Community Outreach coordinator for the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. Zac currently teaches saxophone at Georgia Perimeter College, and is the coordinator for the Kennesaw State University String Project.
Zac graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Saxophone Performance, studying in the private studio of Sam Skelton. He is a 2014 recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Arts award and attended the University of Texas at Austin, receiving his Master’s degree in Jazz Composition in 2016 under the tutelage of Dr. John Mills. While studying at UT Austin, Zac received the 2015 award for Outstanding Graduate Student.