Zac Lee is the instructor of Jazz Composition, Jazz Arranging and Music Technology. A student of Dr. Kent Kidwell and Prof. Lee Rucker, he holds a Bachelors in Music Performance and a Masters in Jazz Studies at the University of Central Oklahoma. Over the course of his career he has performed in Europe and South America, the Caribbean and all over the American coasts. In 2009 he was invited to participate in the Banff International Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music where he had the privilege of studying and performing with some of today’s most creative voices in modern American music such as Dave Douglas, Josh Redman and Tony Malaby. In his collaborations with UCO’s Broadway Tonight he has scored the music for Kay Starr, A Life in Song and Flipside: The Patti Page Story, a score for which he received a Kennedy Center Commendation during the American College Theater Festival. His compositions and arrangements have been featured in performances with Dr. Kenny Garrett, Delfeayo Marsalis, Tony Monaco and Jeremy Thomas, and he has recently been seen performing with The Count Basie Orchestra, Donny McCaslin, The Temptations, The Four Tops, and numerous luminaries on the Oklahoma City jazz scene.
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