Zach Bartholomew – piano
Brandon Robertson – bass
Miles Bozeman – drums
“I caught ZBT live a few months back, and knew immediately I was privy to something ‘new’. I can’t always put my finger on it – which, might be a good description for something new. Not to say you wont hear snatches of Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett or Brad Mehldau; but all three members of the group (particularly Bartholomew) have somehow allowed themselves to get right to themselves; and one knows at once upon listening that the experience is original and indeed, fresh.” – Palm Coast Jazz
ZBT is a young, fresh piano trio devoted to the advancement of jazz through unique original compositions and fresh takes on jazz standards. The band shows respect to the tradition of jazz while pursuing it’s own unique modern sound. Their plan is to advance the art of the piano trio and to inspire the music world and beyond with their take on jazz.
The trio has been performing together since 2009 when each member studied music at the Florida State University College of Music Jazz Studies program. Their sound is inspired by a lineage of heralded jazz trios they’ve studied, but is authentic and matchless due to the colors and textures each member contributes to one embodied sound.
Zach Bartholomew has a bold, distinctive approach to the piano. He uses intricate rhythms and melodic lines for developing ideas within improvising. In addition to the intellectual complexities of Zach’s approach, there is a deep-rooted sense history in his sound. Miles Bozeman fits brilliantly into a trio setting. He flickers between complex rhythmic support and complimenting the melodic line with an unmatched style. Brandon Robertson’s bass lines act as the smooth backbone of the trio − providing the group with an intense groove peppered with melodic sound.