One Dark Night
One Dark Night … A Rock Symphony of the Macabre!
Conceived as “a terrifying orchestral exploration of all things evil and dark from the world’s greatest composers,” One Dark Night … is a Halloween-themed stage extravaganza assembled around electrified arrangements of spooky classical masterworks by composers such as Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin and Prokofiev. Using those masterworks as a soundtrack, world renowned and classically trained guitar master Neil Zaza explores our fascination with all things evil exposing that the that the true monster is inside each of us…The Monster Within! Maestro Zaza leads a six-piece band, accompanied by vocalists, a ballet company, costumed actors, narration and multimedia clips from classic horror and monster films to a create an immersive seasonal experience you’ll never forget…if you dare!
Neil Zaza-The Melodic Master
His guitar playing has defined modern day instrumental guitar the world over. His melodic compositions have not only changed the way musicians play, but what audiences demand out of their guitar heroes. To see Ohio native Neil Zaza’s influential impact on guitar across the globe, merely tune into the legion of thousands of fanatical fans performing his international hit, “I’m Alright” on YouTube. Neil’s trademark “singing” and lyrical guitar style is easily recognizable and can only belong to one man: Neil Zaza.
"It's always been about the song for me," states Neil. "I remember all the tunes that really moved me when I was growing up and it wasn't about the guitarist playing 128th notes. It was about an inexplicable connection I felt drawing me to wear out my records as I couldn't get enough of that rush of the song itself! That's what I try and do with my music today. It's always about the song!”
Neil Zaza worldwide touring has cemented him as a true guitar phenomenon. He’s played alongside and shared the stage with such guitar luminaries as Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Nuno Bettencourt. His recordings feature collaborations with Van Halen’s Michael Anthony, Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess, drumming legend Steve Smith, Peter Frampton among others.
Neil Zaza’s mastery of the guitar amasses accolades from all sources. While he continues to transform the world of instrumental rock music one melody at a time, it’s his latest fiery interpretations of classical masterworks in his unique voice that is the basis for his orchestral One Dark Night... project and concerts. Neil, his band, and an orchestra aren’t just performing gothic classical music -they are literally reinventing it!
In his latest studio release entitled Vermeer, Neil has set the melodic bar even higher with a project taking his melodic stylings to even greater heights. Vermeer boasts songs that put composition and melody on par with his stunning guitar prowess. The combination is deadly and sure to set the watermark for how expressive and emotive a guitarist can be.
This unique voice continues to evolve…