NYC drummer Zach Adleman, has performed at Carnegie Hall, the 57th Annual Grammy Awards After Parties, and the Newport Jazz Festival, alongside jazz luminaries Wynton Marsalis, Rodney Whitaker, Mike LeDonne, Elio Villafranca, and Randy Brecker. Additionally, Zach received a GRAMMY for playing percussion on the song “Water in Cupped Hands”, on Ted Nash’s release, the “Presidential Suite.”
As a scholarship recipient at Michigan State University, Zach was asked to join eminent trombonist Michael Dease’s band and is featured on his 2018 album release, “Reaching Out” on Posi-Tone Records. The following year, Zach recorded a co-lead album entitled “One-Track Mind,” as part of the Becoming Quintet (featuring Michael Dease, Markus Howell, Eric Wortzman, Luther Allison, and Liany Mateo), which garnered reviews from JazzTimes and DownBeat magazine. Zach has received honors including first prize at the 2017 J.C Heard National Drum Competition, and an invitation to perform with Igor Butman’s 2019 “Future of Jazz Concert” in Moscow, Russia.
Zach has a BM in jazz performance from Michigan State University and a MM from the Juilliard School of Music in Jazz Performance. At Juilliard, Zach participated in the a Gluck fellowship, the Duke Ellington Artist Diploma Ensemble, and contributed to the Juilliard Journal.
Zach considers teaching one of his true passions in life. Thus, he has served on faculty at the Jazz Institute @ Brevard; worked as a teaching assistant at Jazz House Kids; and currently teaches private lessons online and in person in the New York/New Jersey region.