Award Winning Jazz Fusion Artists, Flautist Alexander Zonjic and Friends featuring James Lloyd (Pieces of a Dream)
Alexander Zonjic is an International Award Winning musician, producer, composer, radio personality, philanthropist and community trustee whose career, which now spans over 4 decades, has included performances with the biggest names in the music industry, production of world class festivals & events as well as creating millions of dollars of economic impact to the communities and organizations he has adopted.
DateApr 1, 2023
Event Starts7:00 PM
VenueMiddle C Jazz
Alexander Zonjic & Friends
Alexander Zonjic is an International Award Winning musician, producer, composer, radio personality, philanthropist and community trustee whose career, which now spans over 4 decades, has included performances with the biggest names in the music industry, production of world class festivals & events as well as creating millions of dollars of economic impact to the communities and organizations he has adopted. Beneficiaries of his musical contributions include Charitable groups like the Windsor Downtown Mission, FAR Conservatory...Festivals like Trenton’s Jazz on the River and Monroe’s Award Winning River Raisin Jazz Festival...and many more. Since his discovery by Grammy Award Winning Jazz Pianist Bob James during a performance at Detroit's renowned "Baker's Keyboard Lounge", Zonjic has performed around the world including performances at Carnegie Hall, with symphony orchestras like the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Florida Symphony and has over a dozen recording projects in his discography.
A 1975 graduate of the University of Windsor Music program, Zonjic went on to be mentored by the great Ervin Monroe, Principle Flutist for the DSO. In 2003, he became the only music graduate in University history to win the prestigious Alumni Award of Merit. His latest CD project, "Doin' the D", is a tribute to the City he has called home since beginning his storied career and is a star studded collection of music with special guests including legendary artists and friends like Bob James, Jeff Lorber, Rick Braun, Maysa Leak and Kenny G. Zonjic sums up his success this way, "Of all of the success I have enjoyed in my career, the key to it all are the Win/Win relationships I have developed and nurtured over the years with fellow artists, community leaders, businesses and organizations that I am proud to say have all benefited with me along the way."
Just a few of Alexander Zonjic's Awards include:
- Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards International Broadcaster of the Year ******
- International Instrumentalist of the Year ******
- Record of the Year
- Alexander is also a 15 Time Detroit Music Award Winner
James Lloyd Music
Keyboardist James Lloyd, along with friends, bassist Cedric Napoleon, and drummer Curtis Harmon, founded Pieces of a Dream in 1975 in Philadelphia when they were all teenagers. The group based their name on “Pieces of Dreams,” a cover tune by Stanley Turrentine that they performed. The trio became internationally known when jazz legend, the late Grover Washington Jr., announced that he was starting a production company and that Pieces of a Dream would be his first act. Fast-forward 38 years and 20 albums later under his belt with Pieces, Lloyd has written and/or produced songs for many other recording artists aside from Pieces.
Band Members: Jeff Canaday, Mike Harrington, and Kris Kurzawa