Zanter Trio offers a mix of Mainstream, Funky, and Latin jazz that is intimate, intricate, and expressive. We're just having FUN! Listen to the linked excerpts and see for yourself.
The trio has performed throughout the Tri-State (OH, KY, WV)at clubs and regional festivals (MU Winter Jazz Fest, Jazz MU Tazz, Taste of Charleston, Tri-State Multi-Cultural Festival, and Taste of the Mountains Wine and Jazz) for the past three years developing a sound that combines jazz tradition--like Miles, Horace Silver, Wayne Shorter etc.--with funky grooves--Scofield, Medeski, Martin, and Wood. If you want more information, just "Google" us to catch some of the buzz.
Mark Zanter, guitar
An active composer/performer, has received commissions from the UIUC Creative Music Orchestra, CU Symphony, the American Composers forum, the WV Commission on the Arts, and numerous soloists. He has appeared as a composer and performer on WILL, IPR, Second Sunday concerts, on WVPN In Touch With The Arts. His works are published by Les Productions d'OZ and have been performed nationally and internationally at festivals including, MUSIC '98 (Cincinnati Conservatory) June in Buffalo, and the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Dr. Zanter is currently associate professor of Music theory and composition at Marshall University, Huntington, WV. As a jazz performer, Mark has appeared with Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Leroy Jenkins, George Lewis, Alphonse Mouzon, Butch Morris, Carol Channing and his own funky ZANTER TRIO.