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An evening of exquizite muzic
with Fitz, Zang & Z
Fitzhugh Jenkins, Eric Zang and Vincent Z.

Sunday, December 6th, 7:00 PM
$10 in advance, $12 at door
$10 Seniors

On Sunday, December 6th at 7:00 PM you are invited to an ‘exquizite’ evening of ‘muzic’ with Fitz, Zang & Z, at the Old Town Center for the Arts.  Inspired from his travels halfway around the world master musician Fitzhugh Jenkins brings yet another world ensemble to Cottonwood.  While in India the past few weeks, Fitz performed in Mumbai and Delhi  and also recorded with a Sufi singer from Pakistan who was an understudy of the great singer Nusrat Ali Khan.  For this special concert Fitz will provide a sneak preview of the recording, and will also show slides from his travels in India as a visual to the trio’s soundscape instrumentation.

Fitzhugh has teamed up with Eric Zang and Vincent Z. on separate occasions, but this will be a first time collaboration for this trio configuration.  Eric plays a diverse array of world percussion instruments and the Middle Eastern Oud, while Vincent Z. and Fitzhugh contribute melody and chordal harmonies on guitars.  Vincent Z who recently returned from France, his homeland, also sings, in his native language and many other languages from around the world.  For pure musicianship and refined composition you’ll want to check out this group, to hear why Fitz and his last ensemble received two standing ovations at OTCA.

The diversity of this trio comes from their experience and background in listening and playing many styles of music. Fitzhugh Jenkins toured for 10 years with the Shah of Iran's private Court of musicians, singers, and belly dancers.  He studied guitar at Berklee College of Music in Boston and in Paris with Pierre Bensusan.  He has performed in Central America, Europe, and India, and has opened in concert for Alex DeGrassi, Tuck and Patti and others.  Fitzhugh's first notable gig was as a tender youth backing up Don Ho in Waikiki.  He performed on the Grammy nominated CD,"Passion - Music for Guitar" on the Narada label.

The music of Fitzhugh Jenkins was recently licensed for use on three episodes of the Discovery Channel. The series, which aired a couple of months ago, was called "Heliloggers" and the subject was the more eco friendly use of logging in the Pacific Northwest with helicopters instead of trucks.

Vincent Z has a distinguished career performing throughout France, Spain and North Africa.  He is known as a well-traveled French “saltimbanque” (France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Morocco, Canada, Mexico, The United States and Venezuela), singing and playing traditional melodies and rhythms from around the world. Accomplished in many styles, including: Samba, Beguine, Rumba, Gypsy Swing, and Soukous, Vincent Z performs solo as well as with the Jazz Bedouins, Zigaboom, and Zumpa! He sings songs in English, French, French Creole Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Hebrew and Russian.  His performance style is both entertaining and educational, and provides a cultural experience for all ages.   

Eric Zang is a multi-instrumentalist, with an emphasis in percussion. An explorer of traditional music around the world, much of his experience has been within flamenco and middle eastern music, along with a foundation in West African and Latin American forms. He can be found performing with a variety of musicians from styles such as flamenco, Greek, world and jazz fusion. Eric Zang has performed in Turkey and other far away places and is simply one of the finest musicians in Arizona.

Fitz, Zang and Z promises to be a night of exquizite muzic to remember. Mark your calendar and join us Sunday, December 6th at 7 PM at Old Town Center for The Arts, located at the corner of 5th and Main in Old Town Cottonwood. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Tickets for Seniors are $10. Advance tickets for the event are available at La Bella Café (next to OTCA), Jerona Java Café and Desert Dancer in Cottonwood, and Golden Word and Crystal Magic in Sedona, or online at www.showtix4u.com

For further information call Elena at 928-634-0940 or log onto the web page www.oldtowncenter.org.


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Eric Zang
Eric Zang

Fitzhugh Jenkins and Vincent Z.
Fitzhugh Jenkins
and Vincent Z

Fitzhugh Jenkins
Fitzhugh Jenkins

Vince Z.
Vince Z.


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