We had a very successful summer tour. Great Venues, Great Shows and made great connections. ZBT seems to be functioning on a new level of energy. We’re continuing our momentum with a busy fall and the booking of our next tour. We will be playing every Saturday starting this week, one week at Front Porch and one week at Alchemy. ZBT will also be hotel Duval twice a month. We have some shows in the work too, we are confirmed for a two night showcase with singer Derrick Koelsch at the Fox in Tampa September 6th and 7th. We’re also working on some possible shows around town. ZBT is planning our next tour in early December and hoping to add some new cities to our usual itinerary. Please stay tuned.
ZBT Summer Tour 2013
We will be heading out on our summer tour in early August. We have some familiar dates booked. First up will be two nights back in our favorite city, Chicago. The weekend will be round out with a night back at Cliff Bells in Detroit. We then make an exciting return to the unrivaled Blues Alley in Washington D.C. The tour takes a pleasant unfamiliar turn with a first time appearance at the brilliant new jazz club, The Side Door, located in Connecticut. We cap off our time on the road with another night in Cleveland with our good friend Bobby Selvaggio on saxophone. We’re very excited to get back to traveling and sharing our music with you!
ZBT has just returned from our successful Midwestern tour. We spent twelve days traveling thousands of miles for five special shows. The toured kick off in Cleveland with our new friend Bobby Slevaggio at Nighttown. The night opened up with two of Bobby’s student combos from Kent State. We finished up with one fantastic set of our arrangements featuring Bobby on saxophone. Tuesday ZBT headed to Washington DC for our show at the historic Blues Alley. This listening room, tucked away in a Georgetown alley, set the perfect environment for the tours best performance. We left high on excitement from one special performance, yet grateful for the opportunity to perform at the worlds longest running jazz venue. ZBT used the next two days off to make our way to Chicago for Friday and Saturday performances at Andy’s Jazz Club. The venue was not new to us, as it was apart of our last tour, but we enjoyed the warm familiarity of our favorite city. Performing in Chicago, especially a large packed room at Andy’s, will always be high on our list. Shopping for jazz by day at the Jazz Record Mart and performing by night at Andy’s. ZBT finished the weekend and the tour in Detroit at Cliff Bell’s. The city and club where new to us, but we quickly felt welcomed and ready to put on a show. This venue had a unique stage, a large sitting area and an amazing restaurant. This is another club we can’t wait to add to our next tour.
ZBT wants to thank every single fan for their support, especially all of those who came out to support us on our Midwestern tour. We are already planning our next go around, so stay tuned for the dates and locations!
ZBT is half way through our Midwest tour. The trio is having a blast traveling and sharing our music with fellow jazz fans. ZBT has had the ability to stay with friends and family for most part of our tour. We would like to thank those people whole heartedly, we couldn’t do what we love without your help and support. Thank you.
ZBT will be embarking on its spring 2013 tour tomorrow. The tour only lasts a week but contains some of the worlds top jazz clubs. ZBT may be playing in a city near you, so please come out and support. The Trio will be selling copies of their debut album “Out of This Town,” so make sure you go home with your very own copy after the show. ZBT has the privilege to play with the great saxophonist Bobby Selvaggio in Cleveland, don’t miss this special performance of ZBT +1.
Our complete list of performances are:
March 18th Cleveland @ Nighttown
March 19th Washington DC @ Blues Alley
March 22nd Chicago @ Andy’s
March 23rd Chicago @ Andy’s
March 24th Detroit @ Cliff Bells
ZBT hit the ground running in 2013 with their focus on the advancement of the band. The trio has been working hard on developing their marketing and advertisement schemes to put in place these next few months. Rehearsal’s are running smoothly as the trio works on their new exciting arrangements of timeless standards, the new material should make the up coming shows very entertaining.
ZBT’s upcoming in-town performancs are limited due to the hard work being put into the other aspects of the group, but you can catch the trio at:
Johnny Ringos on Saturday Febuary 16th at 8 P.M. ZBT will be sharing the show with the Leon Anderson Quartet for one amazing night of jazz!
Hotel Duval’s Level 8 Lounge on Tuesday March 5th from 8-11.
ZBT will be announcing their 2013 spring tour soon! Shows at Andy’s Jazz Club in Chicago and Blues Alley in D.C. are included, so stay tuned!
ZBT has concluded their fall 2012 tour. ZBT was inspired and grateful for the amazing response received at our tour stops. The Trio had the privilege of warming up the stage twice for Grammy Award Winning trumpet player Brian Lynch and his quartet at Andy’s Jazz Club in Chicago, a definite highlight. ZBT hopes to be back at all the venues visited on this tour along with a handful of new places.
ZBT appreciates the amazing support from old and new fans, particularly the friends and family who gave the trio a place to stay along the way.
ZBT is currently hard at work with Purple Heart Entertainment, booking new gigs all around the U.S.
Follow the trio on Twitter for the announcement of any new upcoming shows.
ZBT will be on tour from November 10th through November 19th. ZBT may be playing in a city near you.
11/10 Petra’s Piano Bar
11/13 Washington D.C.
Twins Jazz Club
11/16 Chicago, IL
Andy’s Jazz Club
11/17 Chicago, IL
Andy’s Jazz Club
Check back for tour updates.
ZBT has had a spectacular summer since the release of our debut album in June. We have had some great CD release shows in Tallahassee, Tampa and Jacksonville. Some great reviews of the album quickly followed.
“Out of This Town” has received reviews from All About Jazz, JazzTimes and Palm Coast Jazz.
“Out of This Town may be the vehicle that takes
the Zach Bartholomew Trio (ZBT) from their native Florida to some
greater exposure. The group’s debut recording is an exercise in
democratic creativity with its namesake leader, bassist Brandon
Robertson and drummer Miles Bozeman each contributing original
compositions.” - KARL ACKERMANN, All About Jazz.
Karl Ackermann wrote a fantastic review for “Out of This Town.” He seemed genuinely impressed with the depth of our music calling it a “Promising first effort” and declared that our songs “inspire deliberation.”
The creative arrangement, and a CD cover photo of the three walking
along railroad tracks, are both emblematic of a young trio that’s
clearly going places. - Bill Meredith, JazzTimes.
Bill Meredith is a contributor to JazzTimes, Jazziz, JazzBluesFlorida,Palm Beach Post, and Palm Beach Arts Paper. He gave ZBT a spotlight in “Florida Jazz & Blues” along with his great review of our album for JazzTimes.
I caught ZBT live a few months back, and knew immediately I was privy to
something ‘new’. I can’t always put my finger on it - which, might be a good
description for something new. Not to say you wont hear snatches of Bill
Evans, Keith Jarrett or Brad Mehldau; but all three members of the
group (particularly Bartholomew) have somehow allowed themselves to
get right to themselves; and one knows at once upon listening that the
experience is original and indeed, fresh. – Kenny MacKenzie, Palm Coast Jazz.
Kenny MacKenzie has been a great contact for ZBT. As he says in his review he has actually gone out of his way to come experience us live. We want to thank Kenny for all his help and for his review of our album.
We want to thank Kenny, Bill and Karl for their reviews of our album.
You can check out all of the complete reviews in the press sections of our website.