Bassist, composer, bandleader, and educator,
Zac Carson has developed a modern playing style that draws from the jazz tradition, incorporating many influences from rock, classical, and folk. Currently based in Queens, NY, Zac is known for his lyrical playing, innovative compositions, and intricate grooves.
Recent performance highlights include performing alongside Chris Brubeck, Randy Brecker, the band Evanescence, and the premier of Harry Connick Jr.’s musical, Happy Elf. As a classical bassist, Zac has steadily performed with the Flagstaff Symphony, West Valley Symphony, and the San Juan Symphony.
Zac’s debut album, “Between Two Worlds,” is performed by an all-star band and showcases Zac as a composer. The compositions surpass standard jazz forms, creating a dramatic, exciting, and powerful listening experience. Through its expressive motifs, “Between Two Worlds” is a thematic cohesiveness representing the polarization of two opposing realities.
Zac's most recent band, FutureShift, is a collective of progressive musician based in NYC. Using improvisation to push the boundaries of music, FutureShift is creating an ever relevant and relatable modern jazz style.