Inspirational Song of the Week: Monday – Sunday, October 10 – 16, 2016
“A Glorious Day Is Dawning”
Performed by Zack Danziger
Music by Lowell Mason
Arrangement by Zack Danziger
Zack Danziger has been playing music since childhood. His early influences include classical, jazz, rock, pop, blues, and hymns. He earned his Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at City University of New York, Queens College. He taught public school music for 18 years. He has performed and/or recorded with such notables as Heather French (Miss America), Charles Neville, Samirah Evans, Jeff Holmes, Karrin Allyson, Joel Martin, Miro Sprague, Paul Lieberman, Annie Patterson, Mary Witt, and Katelyn Richards, among others. He performs regularly with many bands including: Tin Pan Valley, Dixieland Stomp, Jazz Bones, Phun Stuph, and more.
Zack just released his new CD “Songs in the Key of Faith,” a collection of 12 hymns arranged for solo and multiple guitars. With his study of jazz and classical guitar, as well as composition and arranging, he lets the hymns lead him on musical journeys that are fresh and original, and then brings us back home again to restful resolution.
“I was blown away by the quietness and contemplative nature of this hymn’s interpretation … It is beautiful and quiet and grand in its simple yet elegant instrumental voice. It is like an old classical Spanish guitar’s sound of weathered and timeless beauty.” ~Ed Tonkin, Fairview PA
“This [hymn] was fresh, original, and yet, true to the familiar and loved melody. A difficult task to accomplish … and yet Zack accomplished it with excellence and artistry!” ~Eric Horner, Winter Park, FL
“When I listen to these hymns, I feel lighter in the limbs and a smoothness in my breath. His work is original and boldly crafted. Just delightful!” ~Elizabeth Maxwell, Fairview, NC