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Neil Zaza

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"Neil Zaza" is a melodic instrumental guitarist from Ohio. 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, and toured the U.S.

In 1992, Zaza released his first solo album, Two Hands, One Heart.

Two Hands, One Heart was followed-up by Thrills and Chills in 1993, recorded with famed Producer Michael Morales. Later that year, Zaza was as a guest soloist with The Hartford Symphony Orchestra, performing "1492" and a guitar interpretation of "West Side Story." In 1996 he was a featured performer at the Montreal Guitar Festival.

Sing, Zaza's third album, was released in 1997. Sing launched Zaza into super-stardom in the instrumental world with the monster hit "I'm Alright." There are even ring tones and dance-mix versions of the song in Asia.

This proved to only be the beginning. Zaza's fourth album, Staring at The Sun, which featured Ross Valory, Steve Smith and Stuart Hamm, was a mast...

years active 1992 to present
origin Northfield Center, Ohio
music genre Melodic Instrumental Rock
current members Doug Johns
Bill Cioce
Mark Leach
Ray Liptak
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