Multi-instrumentalist and magna cum laude graduate of the University of Memphis, Zach Nixon has already solidified himself as one of Memphis' premier musicians. He was introduced to jazz saxophone luminaries such as Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Cannonball Adderley -- to whom he credits for instilling the desire to become a professional musician -- as teen in junior high school. Zach traveled to Memphis, TN from Jonesboro, AR to pursue an undergraduate degree in Jazz Studies under the direction of Dr. Jack Cooper and Professor Tim Goodwin. During this time, he performed alongside such artist as Ma Wilson, Aaron Neville, and Rahsaan Barber. Being a part of the Memphis music scene, Zach has performed with Memphis greats such as Kevin Paige and Brad Birkedahl among others and teaches in his spare time.