Gail Sonkin – Piano; Keyboards

Deborah Zelman – Vocals; Clarinet; Saxophone

Jeff Gorski – Guitar

Julian Webb – Bass–Upright; Electric

Eric Pancer – Drums; Percussion

What We Play

ZAZZ melds sounds and genres to create an exciting energy and incredible music. Our versatile musicians switch instruments, add vocals, arrange and compose, all of which leads to a fresh, innovative sound.  We offer all kinds of musical possibilities and is happy to work with you to create the mood and music for your events. From parties to concerts, to dances and weddings, ZAZZ can help you finalize a setlist and sit back and enjoy the party.


We customize our performance to fit your day and help make it special. We work with you to design the right music for your special occasion: elegant music for your ceremony (solo piano, classical duos, trios and quartets, etc.), light jazz for the cocktail hour, or as a full band to help ring in the celebration of your day all night long. Our range of flexibility is only limited by your imagination!


ZAZZ offers all types of combos-solo piano, duos, trios, quartets, quintets and sextets.  We are happy to customize music and styles to fit your event. Our performances always impress at parties and we diversify our set lists to keep the dance going all night.

Showcase Concerts and Educational Outreach

ZAZZ performs throughout the Chicagoland area for a wide variety of concerts.  At the Waterstreet Art Gallery in Batavia, we helped transform the studio into a Roaring 20's Speakeasy. At the Venue in Aurora we performed a concert of sizzling hot jazz with a focus on Latin Jazz. We've also performed for senior residents in locations such as Sedgebrook of Lincolnshire, Wyndemere in Wheaton and Monarch Landing in Naperville. Our consistent theme is to always engage listeners through interactive programming while we offer the background and history of the music we perform.

Please contact us for more information on how we can help in any event.