Zack Marks is a highly regarded top call live and session drummer in the competitive city of Chicago music scene. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in Jazz Studies from prestigious DePaul University in Chicago, where he studied under some of the finest musicians and educators in the world. He studied drums and percussion with Bob Rummage, Joel Spencer, Fred Selvaggio, Mike Green (Lyric Opera), and Al Payson (Chicago Symphony Orchestra). He also studied arranging and composition with Bob Palmieri and Tom Matta, and jazz pedagogy with Bob Lark. Zack is also an accomplished educator in his own right, having taught all over the Chicagoland area.
Today, Zack does studio work from his state of the art recording studio, runs his own private lesson studio, teaches at Near North Montessori School, and plays in many different groups across the Chicago area, including Bonelang, Bonzo Squad, Bumpus, Terrible Spaceship, and New Nostalgia. You can see Zack playing all across Chicago and on tour with Bonelang or Bumpus, or playing every Thursday night at aliveOne Chicago with Bonzo Squad.