Artist Name: Zachary Biggus
Genre: Jazz Fusion
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Zachary Biggus is a guitarist/composer/teacher from the Chicagoland area. Zachary graduated from Elmhurst College in 2007 with honors. There he studied with Frank Portolese, Chris Siebold, Mark Colby, Bob Rummage, and Frank Caruso, among others. While attending Elmhurst Zachary had the opportunity to perform with such artists as those already mentioned, as well as, Kris Meyers, Glenn Kotche, Ritch Stitzel, Bobby Shew, Matt Harris, Dennis Diblasio and Patti Austin to name a few.
Jazz is his favorite style of music to play but he is experienced in many other genres. As you can see in his musical influences that range from Pearl Jam, Pink Floyd, John Coltrane, The Grateful Dead, Prince, Jamiroquai, Bob Dylan, Bob Marley, Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens, Guns N’ Roses, Herbie Hancock, Led Zeppelin, Beethoven, Nirvana, Stevie Wonder, The Who, and many more.
Zachary has released a new album entitled “Jusqu’à Présent” (translation “Until Now”) which is his debut recording. This is an instrumental album with a focus on improvisation. True Jazz fans will absolutely love the  track CD as it combines smooth jazz, funk, soul and rock. This is one of the best Jazz fussion albums I’ve heard in some time. This artist could be following the path of jazz greats Spyro Gyra, David Benoit, Boney James, Dave Coz and David Sanborn. All songs were written by Zachary Biggus and performed by Christopher Grandberry (on drums), Adam Bockman (on Bass) with Zachary (on guitar). All three musicians are embedded in the Chicago music scene. And it’s amazing how good they sound together although they have only been together for less than a year. Just imagine what the future holds for these gentlemen. Matt Opal mixed and mastered the album at Gravity Studios in Chicago. Matt Kopecky and Zachary Biggus produced the album.
Right now Zachary is involved in a couple projects. Always looking for an opportunity to perform, he regularly plays with a group called Georgetown. And here are some other groups where you can catch Zachary doing his thing: Gio, Steak Fries Reprise, Trio-Luminati, Triceratops Club Trio, Zachian Jazz Duo, Just Fux, Oblio and Arrow, and Junior Electric . But his main focus is squarely on his newly established trio. But he insists that if you ever need a guitarist or want to jam sometime, shoot him an e-mail at Smacerana@msn.com . You can pick up his new album “Jusqu’à Présent” at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/ZacharyBiggus and you can keep up with his career by going to www.myspace.com/zachbiggus . If you’re a fan of good jazz music, I strongly suggest that you support this up and coming artist today!!