Zakk Jones is a Columbus based guitarist, composer and teacher, who received his Bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from Capital University. Originally from Portland, Oregon, his musical studies started at the age of 6, when he began playing piano and composing original music. His involvement in the Fear No Music project led to a National Award in composition at the age of 11. Although first influenced by rock and metal, he now plays Jazz, Classical, Fusion and Brazilian styles. Besides performing, Zakk also teaches privately, enjoys composing/arranging, and scholarly research.