ZACHARY BROWN | he/him (cello) is a New York City-based cellist born in Far Rockaway, Queens. Brown is both a classically and progressive/improvisation-trained cellist. Employing both styles, he focuses on pushing the boundaries of progressive cello playing in his writing and collaborations. He has been a guest artist and instructor at the Savannah Music Festival, New Directions Cello Festival, Ithaca Summer Music Academy, and Owens College. Performing at classical venues like Carnegie and Lincoln Center, he has also appeared with the Turtle Island String Quartet, Terence Blanchard, Queen Latifah, Ashanti, Jadakiss, and gospel artists such as Tye Tribbet, Hezekiah Walker, and Donald Lawrence. He has also appeared on The Tonight Show with Doechii.