MUSICIAN. ARTIST. Educator.
Zak has been performing for 30+ years across 50 countries. He began as an orchestral percussionist who evolved into a marching specialist and an accomplished drum set artist. During his 12 years of drum corps (DCA & DCI), he won titles with the Heatwave of Orlando and aged out with the Concord Blue Devils. Shortly after, he joined the Broadway hit production, Blast!.
During his two decades of theme-park entertainment experience for Universal Studios, Sea World, and Disney (Japan), he was an integral component in productions as a performer, session musician, MC, and composer. As a clinician and educator, his sought-after master classes, sponsored by the Yamaha Corporation, have impacted drumming communities throughout the world.
After residing in Tokyo for over a decade, Zak is currently based out of the Dallas area. He holds the drum chair for Blast!, as well as the top-40 band Time Machine, playing 200+ shows per year. He is the author and publisher of several e-books for drum set through drumcontroltheory.com, as well as the owner and operator behind international music production collective, Combustible Audio.
Zak is proud to endorse and use products created by Yamaha Drums and Electronics, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth drum sticks, as well as REMO drum heads and percussion. His current gear list includes:
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