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|Birth name||Zachary Lipton|
|Born||August 19, 1985|
|Origin||New Rochelle, NY, U.S.|
|Associated acts||Theo Croker|
Zachary Lipton (born 19 August 1985) is a jazz saxophonist, composer, and bandleader from New Rochelle, New York. He attended Columbia University and is the grandson of composer Issachar Miron. He has produced one album and is currently producing his second.
Lipton was raised in New Rochelle, NY where he studied with many musicians including Branford Marsalis. He attended New Rochelle High School in New Rochelle NY and attended Columbia University in 2004. He graduated from Columbia in 2007 soon after releasing his first album. While at Columbia, he studied under jazz musicians Steve Wilson, Wessell Anderson, and Joel Frahm. He graduated with a degree in Mathematics and Economics and also studied computer science. His first album, "First Steps" was praised in All About Jazz by reviewer John Barron as displaying "artistic integrity, avoiding shifting trends and remaining true to the essence of the jazz genre."
As of August. 2011, the Zack Lipton Band served as the house band at the Moldy Fig jazz club in New York City's Lower East Side, performing every Friday and Saturday at midnight.
- First Steps Record Label: Point14 Records with Theo Croker - Trumpet, Tobin Chodos-piano, Jeff Hanley-bass, Craig Weinrib-drums