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Wine Festival Concert: ZZAH

Bring a chair, bring your friends and enjoy the free live music! Food Truck available for purchase, outdoor show.

Longevi­ty is not a pop­u­lar con­cept in the music busi­ness. It seems that every label is out­fit­ted with a revolv­ing door for its staff – with musi­cal groups, its even worse. Bands are formed, bands are dis­solved and then reformed again. Very few bands exist today which have the same mem­bers as they did a decade ago. That’s why a band which has been togeth­er for more than three decades is very spe­cial: that kind of com­mit­ment is rare.

ZZAH con­sists of five tal­ent­ed and ded­i­cat­ed musi­cians: Key­boardist Richard Garoogian, Gui­tarist Rod Borges, Drummer/​Percussionist Mark Shuk­lian, Bassist Mike Gruwell and Per­cus­sion­ist Ron Gib­ian. The band hails from Cen­tral Cal­i­for­nia, an area whose con­tri­bu­tion to the world of music is rich and plen­ti­ful. Though from Cal­i­for­nia their music souls reflect the tra­di­tions of the East Coast. These are seri­ous musi­cians, yet their play­ing mir­rors their sense of joy and effer­ves­cence – the mean­ing of the word ZZAH. This is a band whose great­est joy is turn­ing peo­ple on to their band of con­tem­po­rary jazz… melod­ic West Coast sen­si­bil­i­ties with an East Coast approach to soloing.

ZZAH has been fea­tured at the Russ­ian Riv­er Jazz Fes­ti­val, the San­ta Bar­bara Jazz Fes­ti­val and the Sier­ra Sum­mer Fes­ti­val, as well as count­less venues up and down the West Coast includ­ing the famous Great Amer­i­can Music Hall in San Fran­cis­co. The group has appeared with George Ben­son, Bil­lie Pre­ston (the 5th Bea­t­le), Spy­ro Gyra, David Benoit, The Yel­low­jack­ets, Pan­cho Sanchez, May­nard Fer­gu­son, Joe Sam­ple, Lar­ry Carl­ton, Richard Elliot… The list goes on and on!

Tracks from ZZAH’s four CD releas­es have been pro­grammed on more than 260 radio sta­tions through­out North America.