Zachary Barnes is senior at Knox College, double majoring in music and computer science, from Milpitas, California. He started learning piano in middle school, with a focus on classical music. By high school, he joined the jazz band. In 2013, he attended the Stanford jazz Institute, a week long program in the summer, where he heard and played with artists like Chris Potter, Harold Mabern, Julian Lage, and Taylor Eigsti. After this experience, jazz became his main focus and he continued to play in jazz groups outside of school. Coming to Knox in 2015, he took lessons in guitar, trumpet, saxophone, drums and organ to satisfy an ongoing curiosity with many instruments. Throughout his time at Knox he has performed on stage with Matt Wilson, Gretchen Parlato, Mark Guiliana, Steven Bernstein, and worked with Maria Schneider on an original composition. After Knox he’ll be pursuing a masters degree in data science at the University of San Francisco.