Neil Zaza

Neil Zaza
Biography

Neil Zaza’s One Silent Night is coming to the Hard Rock Rocksino on December 12th.

Neil Zaza’s One Silent Night is described as where Hendrix meets Beethoven under the Christmas tree! It is a bold holiday concert featuring a Christmas dose of decibels that provide sheer sonic bliss. Internationally renowned guitar virtuoso Neil Zaza intertwines holiday standards, classic Rock mashups, classical repertoire and orchestral arrangements in a unique instrumental concert production that has to be experienced to be believed.

This is a vibrant celebration of the music itself as seen and heard through the fingers of one of the world’s greatest guitar masters!

Neil Zaza’s One Silent Night combines the best elements of holiday music along with Neil’s trademark melodic and anthemic musical catalog.

There is something timeless for everyone in this new supercharged production whether you are a casual music fan, holiday music lover, guitarist, musician or just love to celebrate the season with a totally groundbreaking, different and uplifting experience. This is a show not to be missed!

Not only has guitarist Neil Zaza helped to define the genre of melodic instrumental guitar, he has become a worldwide ambassador for the instrument itself. His melodic compositions have changed the way musicians play, and what audiences worldwide demand out of their guitar heroes.

With fiery technical brilliance and breathtaking musical interpretation, Neil Zaza has defined himself as the instrumental guitarist with an unparalleled ability to combine solid, catchy songwriting with a keen melodic sense and technical fury. From his virtuoso rock solos, to laying a funk groove, to demonstrating his classical prowess by performing Bach and Mozart compositions, Zaza’s extreme versatility has been showcased worldwide in concerts, clinics, festivals, as well as on his own solo instrumental albums. Zaza has shared the bill with Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Dweezil Zappa, Steve & Mike Porcaro (Toto), Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, and Andy Summers. He has performed on albums by Dweezil Zappa, Eric Carmen, Michael Stanley and also supplied guitar tracks for a Stewart Copeland-produced movie soundtrack.

It all began… in Akron, Ohio, where Neil Zaza was born, and still resides. Zaza started playing guitar at the age of 10 and went on to study classical guitar at The University of Akron under renowned educator and performer Stephen Aron. Zaza began to teach guitar, and in 1987 he formed the rock band Zaza, which quickly became one of the hottest U.S. touring bands at that time. After a successful run and even a hit song “Maybe Tomorrow”, the band disbanded and a brilliant solo career began.