Since taking up saxophone at age 10, Zack Brennan’s musical career has encompassed classical and jazz performance, as well as classical and jazz composition. Following his transfer to the University of Arizona in Fall 2008, he held numerous saxophone positions in School of Music ensembles. From 2005-2010, Zack studied extensively with Tucson-based saxophonist Dr. Michael Keepe, and Dr. Kelland Thomas (University of Arizona). In 2011, Zack was one of three wind instrument finalists selected for the University of Arizona’s Concerto Competition. In Fall 2011, he earned a Bachelor’s degree with emphasis in Saxophone Performance from the University of Arizona, graduating magna cum laude.
Zack is the Co-Manager of The Santa Cruz Summer Winds, the Musical Director for The Santa Cruz Jazz Collective of Southern Arizona, founder of the Santa Cruz Sax Quartet, and is the Vice President for The Santa Cruz Music Groups (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization). An active musician and prominent saxophone soloist in the Tucson community, Zack also performs with the Tucson Concert Band, the River Road Ramblers, the Santa Cruz Wind Quintet, along with the Civic Orchestra of Tucson. He has performed with the Pima Community College Pit Orchestra in productions of "42nd Street” (2007), "Wonderful Town” (2008) and "Footloose” (2009).