Faculty & Staff

B.M., Capital University; M.M., Bowling Green State University

Zakk Jones is an Ohio based guitarist, bandleader, composer and educator. In 2022 he received his Master's of Music in Jazz Studies from Bowling Green State University, and holds a B.M. in Jazz Studies from Capital University. He is currently an adjunct professor in the Conservatory of Music at Capital University, leading the big band, guitar ensembles, and teaching applied lessons.  He is also on faculty at Truman State University. Since his emergence in the Midwest scene he has played and toured all over the country and world at such venues as the Amsterdam Blue Note, Bar Next Door (NYC), Bop Stop (CLE), Cliff Bell’s (Detroit), the Troubadour (LA), Bluebird Theatre (Denver), the Newport (Columbus) and many more. He can be seen frequently with Doc Robinson, the Tony Monaco Trio, Hoodoo Soul Band, Third Shore Collective, and the Zakk Jones Trio. In addition, he has played with The Coasters, The Midtown Men, Lou Marini Jr, Ryan Keberle, Jaleel Shaw, Dwight Adams and Bobby Floyd. As an educator, Zakk has been on faculty at Mt. Vernon Nazarene University, Bowling Green State University, and hosts online masterclasses for students from around the world. Outside of his busy gigging and teaching schedule, Zakk is an avid composer/arranger, writes educational
articles for Jazzguitar.com and hosts the podcast "Beyond The Frets."