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From Rootstime.be (Belgium) November 16, 2014, Eric Schuurmans

 Translated from the original Dutch (Flemish?) by Google Chrome

 Singer-songwriter Nigel Egg (aka Nigel Eccleston, born 1949, Ramsgate, UK) is a veteran of the British (read: London) music scene anno years late 60s / early 70s. Egg jammed with legends like “Super Tramp”, “Mott the Hoople” and “Nexus” (Georgio Gomelski). In 1972 Nigel Eccleston lands in the States, he pulls toward Minnesota and he pulls himself over twenty-five years in the music business back. In 2007 musician Nigel Egg itself over again and in 2010 he made his debut with the album “Big Bang Baby Boom”. From 2013 touring Nigel Egg especially in Minnesota….

…On his new album “The Blues is personal,” there are only acoustic instruments (some unusual) hearing. 1 “Back To The Blues” : It makes you wonder why a clarinet (Tony Balluff), an instrument given its potential as expressively sound like a harmonica, is no longer heard in the blues. The wind can be heard on three tracks (1,3,5). The arrangements are here trumpeter Zack Lozier and are played by Balluff, Lozier and trombonist Steve Sandberg.At the end of three “Imagining You Naked” the horns sounding classic burlesque and everyone seems to be inspired by Lozier’s experience in the “Doc Severinsen Big Band”….

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From Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Tom Surowicz, 2012:

Outstanding hard bop trumpeter Zach Lozier has performed several times at the Artists’ Quarter as a guest of his uncle, fine New York City-based pianist Rick Germanson. Now he brings his own quartet for a well-deserved headlining gig. The always-busy Lozier is known for playing New Orleans traditional and brass band music (with Mama Digdown’s, the Southside Aces and Jack Brass Band), and for getting down with blues, R&B and swing outfits (Davina & the Vagabonds, Vic Volare, Mick Sterling). But his own combo sticks to straight-ahead modern jazz. (9 p.m. Sat., Artists’ Quarter, $10.) Surowicz

As a Member of Chris Bates Red 5, 2012:

Jazz bassist Chris Bates celebrates the splendid, hard-driving CD “New Hope,” his first as a composer/bandleader. Well-known around town from such groups as the Motion Poets, Atlantis Quartet and Todd Clouser’s A Love Electric, Bates has scaled a new peak with “New Hope” and his Red 5, a piano-less quintet co-anchored by brother J.T. Bates on drums and featuring saxmen Brandon Wozniak and Chris Thomson and trumpeter Zack Lozier. Beyond Bates’ terrific songwriting and the group’s cohesive heft, the ear-opener is the swaggering trumpet work of Lozier, whose New Orleans music pedigree comes through on the cool, radio-ready cut “251 Stomp.” Otherwise, “New Hope” owes more to Ornette than Satchmo, with lots of hip surprises, including detours into Mother Africa (“Maliapolis”), and Happy Apple territory (“We’re Going In”). (9 p.m. Fri.-Sat., Artists’ Quarter, $12.) Tom Surowicz

 

From Pioneer Press By Dan Emerson, “Severinsen opens tour, still shiny, still swingin’,”2012:

…It was the opening night of Severinsen’s “Once More With Feeling” tour, which will take him through a number of states in coming weeks. The version of the band that accompanied him at the Dakota included a number of elite Twin Cities musicians, including pianist Mary Louise Knutson, trumpeters Brad Shermock and Zack Lozier and trombonists Michael Nelson and Scott Agster….

 

Andrea Canter, Jazz Police, 2012:

Trumpeter/vocalist Zack Lozier is increasingly an active presence on the Twin Cities jazz scene, a member of Southside Aces, Jack Brass Band, the Chris Bates Quintet, Havana Hi-Fi, Jazz Super Combo, and his Zack Zozier Small Dance Band and Quintet. With experience and skill ranging from polka to bebop to avant garde, Zack is best known for his talents in New Orleans music, big band, blues and world music. As a graduate of Milwaukee High School of the Arts under the direction of Clifford Gribble, Zack was part of a Down Beat award-winning jazz combo in 1996. He came to the Twin Cities to study at the University of Minnesota with Dr. David Baldwin, Dr. Ron McCurdy and Dean Sorenson, and has also studied with Rick Germanson, Jeff Pietrangelo, Mike Plog, Al Johnson, Larry Foyen, Mike Betz, Bob Lindsay and Brian Lynch.

 

Larry Englund, DJ KFAI, 2012:

Zack Lozier Trio on KFAI and @ The 331 Club, Minneapolis. 5pm (KFAI), 7pm (331 Club – Tip Jar)  This is a slightly different booking than usual for Harold’s House Party, as Zack stepped in at the last minute when the originally booked group had to cancel. Zack is an in-demand, versatile trumpet player who is as down with the blues as he is with jazz. His clarion trumpet can be heard in the Jack Brass Band, Chris Bates Red 5, the Adam Meckler Big Band, and the Southside Aces, and other groups. He recently toured with the Doc Severinson Band, and has toured internatonally with Todd Clouser, Davina and the Vagabonds, and others. Zack will be accompanied by veteran bass player Keith Boyles and up and coming keyboard player Steven Hobart. A unique gig.

Also from Larry, 2012:

Zack Lozier Quintet @ The Artists’ Quarter, Saint Paul. 9pm ($10) Whether trumpeter Lozier is playing with the Jack Brass Band, the Southside Aces, Havana Hi-Fi, Doc Severinson, Deodato, or any other band, you can expect stellar playing that’s exciting and imaginative. He’s the leader tonight with Brandon Wozniak on sax; Bryan Nichols on piano; Billy Peterson on bass; and Kenny Horst on drums, all of whom are worthy of leading their own groups.