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O John the Captive
Recorded live at the Somethin' Jazz Club in New York City, the Zack Foley Quartet reveals new inroads in their ongoing exploration of jazz harmony and rhythm through an honest and sincere approach bordering on the meditative. Guitarist Marvin Sewell joins the Quartet to expand their reach. In true bootleg manner, these recordings show a new approach into the sound of jazz to come.
Published by www.shortworks.co
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One of the most sublime and delightful finds on New York City’s youth-infused jazz scene.
When the Zack Foley Quartet performs, improvisation goes transcendental.
David Friend of Vanity Fair
Performances
  • January 15th, 2017, 7PM-8PM
    ShapeShifter Lab

    18 Whitwell Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11215
    +1 646-820-9452
    www.shapeshifterlab.com

  • November 29th, 2015 at 7PM
    Club Bonafide

    212 E 52nd St
    New York, NY 10022
    (646) 918-6189
    clubbonafide.com/event/zack-foley-quartet/

  • October 6th, 2015 at 10PM
    Cornelia Street Cafe

    29 Cornelia Street
    New York, NY 10014
    (212) 989-9319
    www.corneliastreetcafe.com

  • August 17th, 2015 at 8PM
    Cornelia Street Cafe

    29 Cornelia Street
    New York, NY 10014
    (212) 989-9319
    www.corneliastreetcafe.com

  • July 7th, 2015 at 7PM
    Cornelia Street Cafe

    29 Cornelia Street
    New York, NY 10014
    (212) 989-9319
    www.corneliastreetcafe.com

  • April 21st, 2015 at 9:30PM
    Shapeshifter Lab

    Shapeshifter Lab
    18 Whitewell Place
    Brooklyn, NY 11215
    www.shapeshifterlab.com

  • February 20th, 2015 at 7PM
    Somethin' Jazz Cafe

    212 East 52nd Street, 3rd Floor
    (between 2nd & 3rd Ave)
    New York, NY 10022
    (212) 371-7657
    www.somethinjazz.com/ny/

  • January 22nd, 2015 at 7PM
    Caffe Vivaldi

    32 Jones Street
    New York, NY 10014
    (212) 691-7538
    www.caffevivaldi.com
     

  • January 5th, 2015 at 7PM
    Somethin' Jazz Cafe

    212 East 52nd Street, 3rd Floor
    (between 2nd & 3rd Ave)
    New York, NY 10022
    (212) 371-7657
    www.somethinjazz.com/ny/

  • November 18th, 2014 at 7PM
    Nuyorican

    236 E 3rd Street
    New York, NY 10009
    (212) 505-8183
    www.nuyorican.org

  • October 16th, 2014 at 8PM
    Caffe Vivaldi

    32 Jones Street
    New York, NY 10014
    (212) 691-7538
    www.caffevivaldi.com

Videos
Albums
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I Didn't Know What Time It Was
In this live recording at the Nuyorican in New York City, the Zack Foley Quartet explores nuances in vocal tone and rhythmic complexities that highlight surreptitious facets in classic standards as well as reveal hidden vocal landscapes yet undiscovered by contemporary jazz.
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Zack Foley Quartet
"One of the most sublime and delightful finds on New York City’s youth-infused jazz scene is the Zack Foley Quartet. The combo can shift in mode or mood with felicity, from beguilingly relaxed to heavy improv to what they call their signature Zen-like 'jazz/rock/chant.' Foley’s attitude is ironic, defying romantic convention. He strips away the neat sentiments we associate with jazz standards and exposes the bare meaning—even artifice—at their root. The result is to reveal songs as small treasures, often tinged with the acknowledgment and acceptance of loss, songs that sparkle amid the otherwise cynical cacophony of the age. There is a depth of spiritual wisdom, psychic insight and struggle, and meditative practice that inform the music, throughout." - Vanity Fair

Zack Foley Quartet

We're just playing jazz. Jazz is simply an approach, a spirit, where anything can happen in the music, where anyone can play anything at anytime.
Because we all trust each other and care about each other, we are there to support one another and flow as a river.

Zack Foley vocals
Jesse Elder piano
Christopher Tordini bass
Devin Gray drums

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