Monday, April 22, 2024

Rachel Z Trio with Omar Hakim CD Release Show 4/25 @ Krogh's Sparta NJ 9pm



DotTime Recording Artist
Rachel Z Trio with Omar Hakim
with Omar Hakim (drums), Jon Toscano (bass)

Live Appearance

4/25 Krogh's CD Release Show Sparta NJ 9pm

Rachel Z - Sensual
(Official Video) ft. Omar Hakim

You can order Sensual HERE


The Rachel Z Trio

Rachel Z, piano     Jonathan Toscano, bass     Omar Hakim, drums

“New York-born pianist/keyboardist Rachel Z
is one of the most influential and 
versatile musicians of her generation. "
- Eugene Holley, Jr.


Rachel Z
Rachel is a keyboardist with a long history of award-winning performances spanning the worlds of jazz and rock. In addition to her 13 albums as bandleader, she has credits ranging from saxophonist Wayne Shorter (on the Grammy-winning album High Life), Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Terri Lyne Carrington, Al Di Meola, and Regina Carter. Rachel came to worldwide prominence in the rock world in the Peter Gabriel concert films Growing Up Live and Still Growing Up Live. We are celebrating the release of “Sensual” on Ozmosys Media Group and Dot Time records. Since 2000, she has also been a Professor of Jazz and Contemporary Music Studies at The New School University in New York and is also a Professor of Jazz Studies and Electronic Music at Montclair State University and Cali School of the Arts. She earned a Masters degree in 2021 in Studio Composition from Suny Purchase.

Omar Hakim
With a career spanning over four decades, Omar Hakim has solidified his place as an icon of the drumming world, and his impact on modern music resonates to this day. As one of the most sought-after drummers of his generation, Omar Hakim's extraordinary prowess behind the drum kit has created a seismic impact on the world of music and brought him acclaim in the bands of countless legendary artists, including as Sting, Miles Davis, Madonna, and Weather Report. Widely acclaimed for his versatility, technological prowess and groove, Omar Hakim is one of the most successful drummers and session men of the past forty years.

Jonathan Toscano
Jonathan Toscano is an emerging bass player enjoying collaborations with world class talent on the international stage.  His dynamic style on upright and electric bass has brought him major performing credits with celebrated artists, including Gregoire Maret, Steve Wilson, Jeremy Pelt, Billy Kilson, George Garzon, Ben Perosky, Kader Japonais, Adam Falcon, Richie Morales, Minu Cinelu, Pheeroan Acklaff, Karl Latham, Alan Cave, Oz Noy, and others. Toscano has performed at the Blue Note in Beijing; Winter Jazz Fest in New York City; The X Jazz Fest in Berlin, Germany; the Dobos Festival in Cegled, Hungary; Long Beach Jazz Festival, and the Zadymka Jazz Festival in Bielsko-Biala, Poland. His harmonic range and percussive feel contributes to the sound of the Rachel Z Trio with drum master Omar Hakim at the helm.