Zack Lozier is a trumpet player in the Minneapolis – St Paul area.
He has experience performing everything from avant garde jazz to hip hop to polkas but he specializes in New Orleans music, jazz, big band, blues and world music. As leader, Zack’s groups have played weddings, corporate parties, non-profit fundraisers and clubs. He is an in-demand studio artist with over 40 album credits, experienced educator, and a fluent sight-reader. Zack sings lead and backing vocals. He has penned numerous compositions and arrangements. Zack has also mixed, produced and engineered recordings, including producing the score for “Crafted To Last” a full-length film documenting the rise of craft beer in Minnesota. This entailed writing, recording and more often than not performing music for nearly the entire 90 minutes. The film will soon be available on DVD. Zack also claims credits for producing and co-mixing Southside Aces “Bucktown Bounce”. He also engineered, mixed, mastered and performed on two of his project’s records. The self-titled “Big Blue Station Wagon” and “Zack Lozier Three” are available at live performances and on Bandcamp. (https://zacklozierthree.bandcamp.com/releases)
Zack Lozier has been a trumpet for hire in the Twin Cities for over 10 years. His performance credits include: Doc Severinsen Orchestra, DeVotchKa, Cynthia Hopkins, Emir Doedato, Jack Brass Band, Havana Hi Fi, Todd Clouser, Davina and the Vagabonds, Hookers and Blow, New Primitives, Southside Aces, Adam Meckler Orchestra, Bella Diva, Mama Digdown’s Brass Band, Wain Mcfarland, Mick Sterling, Vic Volare, Robert Bell and many others.
He has extensive touring experience playing internationally in England, Switzerland and Spain, as well as in New York City, Memphis, Las Vegas and many more.
Zack visits and plays in New Orleans as often as possible. In his many trips, he has had the great fortune to play French Quarter Festival, Krewe De Viuex Parade, many clubs and on two special occasions Preservation Hall.
A graduate of Milwaukee High School of the Arts under the direction of Clifford Gribble, Zack was part of a Down Beat award winning jazz combo in 1996. He since studied at the University of Minnesota with Dr. David Baldwin, Dr. Ron McCurdy and Dean Sorenson. Other teachers along the way include Rick Germanson, Jeff Pietrangelo, Mike Plog, Al Johnson, Larry Foyen, Mike Betz, Bob Linsday and on one lucky occasion Brian Lynch.
“Zack is an in-demand, versatile trumpet player who is as down with the blues as he is with jazz….”
-Larry Englund of KFAI Radio: