With ten years of experience, I am a pianist proficient in reading, accompanying, playing shows, weddings, services, and performing both classical recitals and jazz shows. I have sideman, composer, and bandleader experience.
I am available as a solo musician, clinician, substitute/guest keyboard player, or as a small group jazz act ranging from two-five people. I am also available as a classical accompanist for instrumentalists or vocalists.
I have a Masters of Music from NC Central University in Jazz Studies, and perform frequently in the Triangle area of NC.
While I am available for gigs up to ≈150miles away, travel beyond ≈35 minutes requires appropriate travel compensation.
Zach pulled together a trio and played for our outdoor dinner. He’s very professional and we really enjoyed the music. He’s very talented.
Zach played the role of jazz pianist Elliott Nash at a murder mystery party I hosted. He was so very accommodating, dressing the part of a 1920’s era jazz club pianist, playing 1930’s era jazz tunes during the first act while guests mingled and danced as well as playing a key character role in the murder mystery itself. My guests absolutely loved him! He was on time and very professional in his business manner. On top of all of this, he has some super jazz chops! Very gifted pianist! I highly recommend Zach!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 90 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
I offer a wide-variety of music: including any mix of
• background easy-listening jazz and latin standards with a duo, trio, quartet, quintet
• small group covers of Rnb/Soul/Pop tunes.
• energetic original compositions, arrangements performed with jazz quintet/sextet.
• reception music or event music, including classical duo music including but not limited to violin and piano music, or even hymns/wedding songs, etc.
Zachary Gossett has performed in just about every setting in which it is appropriate to use a piano:
Jazz combos, big band, classical recitals, touring shows, liturgical settings, events, latin/afro-cuban piano, pop piano, and even new music or orchestral settings.
Receiving his Masters of Music from NC Central University studying under Dr. Ira Wiggins, Baron Tymas, and Joey Calderazzo, Zach has performed in and around the Triangle region of North Carolina for five years, highlights including traveling to the JEN Conference in Dallas Texas in January 2018, The Mid-Atlantic Jazz Festival in February 2018, and performing with the Platters for their 2019 East Coast Tour.
Zach is also a composer, performing his original music, and a piano instructor.
Past Booked Events
|October 09, 2020 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|December 07, 2019 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Cocktail Party|
Influences & Inspiration
For jazz performances, expect sounds that are influenced by small groups such Miles Davis Quintet, Lester Young with the Oscar Peterson Trio, Brian Blade and the Fellowship Band, Ahmad Jamal.
For shows, accompanist work, or classical music, this can include showtunes, rock tunes, Beatles songs, Bach sonatas, Fauré works, Lieder/Chanson, etc. or popular classical music performed at weddings, as well as classic or contemporary RnB (Marvin Gaye/Grover Washington Jr. to Daniel Caesar/Musiq Soulchild).