Artie ZaitzArtie is swiftly emerging as the Uk's top young guitarist and organist. Coming from a family of musicians in Poland, he was exposed to the sounds of jazz from an early age. He studied classical guitar with Prof. David Parsons, and later went on to study jazz piano with Andrea Vicari as well as jazz guitar with David Okumu. He developed a particular interest in recordings from the Blue Note label which had a profound influence on the current material he performs with his quartet and trio.
Artie is inspired by artists such as Grachan Moncur III, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Wayne Shorter along with Miles Davis, John Scofield and John Coltrane (to name but a few). Artie also has recording experience, starting with the release of Earl Green's "One Way. He is part of the trendy "Banger factory" scene who have released their debut disc on the acclaimed Ubuntu music label.
When he's not touring with Moses Boyd or performing and recording with The Banger Factory or leading his own groovy outfit, he can be found pulling out all the stops on his 1961 Hammond C-3 named Big Bertha and executing complex lines on bass pedals, just like organ giants before him.
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Banger Factory Records BF003
Artie Zaitz, Hammond C-3 organ
Mark Kavuma, piano, Wurlitzer 200A, trumpet
William Cleasby, drums
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