Zach Ostroff

Bass – Jazz Institute, Advanced Package

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assist Zachary Ostroff’s talents as a bassist and educator have made for a smooth transition for him as an SJW alumnus to an SJW faculty member.

Recently, Zach has been leading his band Turning Into A Butterfly; developing the world’s first 3D-printed, compostable, recyclable surfboard; and composing soundtracks for film. In 2016, he premiered “Vote for Home,” the first web video series to feature well-known musical artists discussing the current impact of climate change on hometowns in the United States, while helping viewers to register to vote in the 2016 US election. In 2014, Ostroff performed for President Obama and the UN in New York City during COP20 and made his debut performance as a leader at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. He was featured in the HBO Series A YoungArts Masterclass performing with Joshua Bell in New York and London. He has also performed at jazz festivals and concert venues internationally.

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