Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Zach Morrow Named a Jazz St. Louis All-Star

University City High School's own Zach Morrow has been named one of the 2012-2013 members of the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars–the top students in the JazzU program!

Zachery Morrow

Zach is also a member of the UCHS marching band and has won numerous honors for his percussion skills. His bio for the Jazz St. Louis web site reads:

Zachary Morrow (drums) is a Senior at University City High School, which boasts the likes of Peter Martin and Jeremy Davenport as alumni.

This is Zachary’s third year in JazzU and his first as a member of the Jazz St. Louis All-Stars. Having studied the drums for 15 years, he is already well ingrained in the St. Louis music scene, performing in the University City High School jazz and marching bands, the Sean Holland Band, Jazz in Outer Space, and at his local church.

An honor roll student since sixth grade, Zachary has received numerous awards, including an Outstanding Musicianship award from the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival (2011) and the University of Missouri – Kansas City (2010-2012). Most recently, he was selected as the drummer for the 2012 All-Suburban High School honor jazz band.

“The most impactful thing about JazzU,” said Zachary, “is getting to work with great jazz legends Cyrus Chestnut, Peter Martin and Tim Warfield. Not to mention the chance to play with fellow musicians who share the same passion for music as I do, and the opportunity to express myself through my music.” He lists Art Blakey, Buddy Rich, Dennis Chambers and Dave Weckl among his many musical influences.

For bios on the other Jazz St. Louis All-Stars visit Jazz St. Louis.

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