Rachel Z Trio

Rachel Z Trio

Wednesday, November 30
7:30pm - 10pm

Famed keyboardist and composer Rachel Z returns to the Django with a high energy trio.

Z has been described by The Guardian as: "an improviser whose spontaneous playing is by no means eclipsed by the work of presiding geniuses such as Herbie Hancock and McCoy Tyner."

In 1988, she co-wrote the Grammy Award-winning and certified Gold Record "Tokyo Blue" with saxophonist Najee. From 1988 to 1996 she played keyboards and piano with fusion band Steps Ahead with vibes player Mike Mainieri. In 1995 she worked with Wayne Shorter, on his album "High Life," which won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Jazz Album in 1997. She's also worked with Stanley Clarke and Lenny White with the band Vertú, toured with rock legend Peter Gabriel and also formed Ozmosys with her husband, famed drummer Omar Hakim. The band was hailed at the opening night of the 2019 London Jazz Festival in Jazzwise.