ABOUT Chris Zanardi

Based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, Z has been performing all over the west coast from Seattle to San Diego.October 2012 brings Z to Jamaica & Haiti to record for 2 weeks with local artists as part of the JHAM organization. His last 7 years have been spent touring and recording with Five Eyed Hand who has released 2 albums and has performed at numerous events including High Sierra Music Festival, Harmony Festival, Bobolink and Las Tortugas. Currently Z is touring with his band the High Beamz playing festivals and clubs. Z also contributes his guitar talents to Andi White & Six Hits Later, Hovering Breadcat, Ron Tomasello, and lots of other great SF local artists.

Z has had the pleasure of performing with Garaj Mahal, Bernie Worrell (Talking Heads), Will Bernard, James Whiton (EMT, Tom Waits), Gail Muldrow (Sly & The Family Stone), Cecil P'nut Daniels ,New Monsoon, Izabella, Peter Grant, Afro Funk, Kate Gaffney, Eric McFadden, Monophonics, Liam Hanrahan (Zero), Martin Jones (The Mermen), Aaron Redner (HBR), Scott Law, Dale Fanning, Joe Kyle Jr. (Waybacks) and Chris Haugen (Jambay). Z has also contributed his talents to The Africa Project, a charity to support African education featuring many all-star musicians from 3 countries. Z has played many benefit concert's to help support the organizations. Two big benefits this year were held at Ashkenaz in Berkeley and the Danzhouse in SF.

When not performing with Five Eyed Hand, for the last couple years, Z has been working on his project High Beamz. High Beamz is comprised of an assortment of talented Bay Area musicians with the one constant being Z on guitar. The band primarily plays instrumental music with many originals and some cover songs. Z will be touring with High Beamz up and down the west coast to promote his new album.

Z lends his talents in the studio as well as helping artists produce their tracks or live show. Private music lessons are also a big part of Z's musical world and loves to share his musical ideas. When not performing you might find Z in the deep back country woods or high atop a Yosemite wall rock climbing. Outdoor activities have been a big inspiration for allot of Z's music.