Zachary Bornheimer

Zachary Bornheimer


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Jazz composer, saxophonist, and GRAMMY® Award Winning Album Associate Producer Zachary Bornheimer’s lyrical improvisations and melody-driven compositions have sparked international and national intrigue with performances in Florida, Chicago, Italy, France, England, and terrestrial radio. Bornheimer was a 2017 Fellow at RSMI’s Program for Jazz and a Y2K Fellow at the University of South Florida, where he earned his MM in Jazz Composition. Bornheimer has performed professionally with Chick Corea, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterwork Orchestra, The Four Seasons (The Modern Gentleman), and saxophonist Jack Wilkins. Studying with Jazz Composition with Chuck Owen on Fellowship at the University of South Florida, Bornheimer's works have been performed by various USF Ensembles including the USF Jazztet across Europe and USF Jazz Ensemble 1 with guest artists. Bornheimer served as associate producer on Maria Schneider's Data Lords (which garnered international accolades including GRAMMY and Pulitzer recognition), was one of three winners of the inaugural David Baker Prize in 2018, was the first two-time winner of the Owen Prize in Jazz Composition, was a finalist for the 2018 VSA's International Young Soloist Award, and his piece Color Shift was a finalist for the 2015 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composers Award. Bornheimer's works have been featured during various New Music Workshops for the International Society of Jazz Arrangers & Composers.