Zakk Jones

Ohio based Jazz Guitarist

Zakk Jones

columbus, Ohio, United States

Zakk Jones
Insightful, fun and approachable lessons on jazz guitar.

Guitar, Guitar: Electric

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Jazz, Jazz Guitar , Modern Jazz, Bebop, Big Band, Funk, Bossa, Bossa Nova

Private, Video Technology (Skype or similar), Online School

 Zakk Jones is a Columbus based guitarist, composer/arranger and teacher, with a B.M. in Jazz Studies from Capital University. Originally from Portland, Oregon, his musical studies started at the age of 6, when he began playing piano and composing original music. His involvement in the Fear No Music project led to a National Award in composition at the age of 11.

Around the same time, Zakk picked up the guitar, first being influenced by rock and metal. He now regularly plays Jazz, Classical, Fusion, Pop and Brazilian styles among others. In his three years on the Columbus scene he has performed at Dick's Den, Worthington Inn, Brother’s Drake Meadery, Rumba Cafe, Park St. Tavern, Natalie’s Coal Fired Pizza, Columbus Performing Arts Center, Columbus Jazz & Ribs Festival, Columbus Commons, farmer’s markets, art galleries, weddings and corporate events. Opportunities to tour have taken him all across the Midwest, and even further to Atlanta, Dallas, San Diego and Louisville for the Jazz Education Network Conference where he has been both a performer and stage manager.

 Zakk regularly performs with Safety Squad, Popgun, Birdshack, Chase Potter Band, Danny Bauer Quartet, Bluewater Kings,  Emily Syring Quintet, and more. As a bandleader, Zakk leads the George Russell Project, Screeching Owl and various sized Jazz Combos. He has also played with established Columbus groups like The Floorwalkers, The Tubs, Liz Woolley Band and the Tony Monaco Trio. At Capital he has studied with Stan Smith and Brett Burleson, additonally with Lage Lund, Corey Christiansen, Adam Rogers, Gilad Hekselman and Rotem Sivan. Besides performing, Zakk Jones is an avid composer/arranger, private teacher, and music preparer/transcriber/engraver.


Welcome to my new online teaching site! I will be adding video lessons on Jazz guitar topics like:



How to learn and retain a musical memory

and more! 


Location: 486 eastmoor BLVD, columbus, Ohio 43209, United States

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Zakk Jones
Insightful, fun and approachable lessons on jazz guitar.

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486 eastmoor BLVD
columbus, Ohio 43209
United States


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