Zach Raizman

Zach Raizman

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Seventeen year old singer-songwriter Zach Raizman captivates audiences of all ages. This vibrant, high energy performer commands the stage and delivers passionate performances. His incredible vocal skills and unique interpretation of his songs make him an "entertainer extraordinaire!"

Biography

The past number of months has been an amazing whirlwind of activity for singer/songwriter Zach Raizman. Traveling between New York and Los Angeles numerous times to perform, meet with industry people, and to record his new CD, Zach also finds the time to return to his hometown of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, to visit family and friends. All of these opportunities fuel Zach’s energy as a performer.

Many people recognize Zach from his years in musical theater, performing in everything from “Oliver” and “Footloose” to “The Lion King” and “Seussical: The Musical”. Zach has also lent his talents as a performer to benefit concerts such as for War Child Canada, Cancer Care Manitoba, and The Lance Armstrong Foundation, as well as to many other gala charities and fundraisers. You may have even seen him on
national television as a featured entertainer on CKY, CHUM, CITY TV, or in commercials for the highly successful K-TEL Pops CD.

Amid the hours it takes to prepare for school, auditions, rehearsals, vocal lessons, and acting workshops, Zach still finds the time to work on his music, on his own terms, performing at venues like The Fringe Festival, Red River Ex, Academy Coffee House, The San Diego Fair, Castle Park, and The Callaway Junior World Golf Championship.

Canadian Idol finalist, Rob James (McMaster & James), has been a good friend, mentor, and vocal coach to Zach over the last year or so.

“Zach’s a natural performer,” comments Rob. “We have a lot of fun together, yet when we work, he’s totally focused and absorbs everything.”

After the release of several singles and EP’s, Zach hand picked Juno Award Winning producer, Brandon Friesen, to help him craft his first full length CD, “A Mind To Be Thinkin’”, which was released in early 2008.

Zach recently finished writing and recording in Los Angeles with producer Michael Raphael. As a producer, Michael has worked with a variety of up-and-coming young artists and just completed two projects for Columbia/Sony Music. He has worked side-by-side with legendary producer Don Gilmore (Linkin Park, Avril Lavigne), and co-wrote and produced songs on hit CD’s for Busted and Son of Dork.

As preparations get underway for Zach’s new CD release and live performances, there is no stopping this high energy performer.

2008 Highlights
- Met with representative from Warner Music Publishing
- Met with representatives from Sony Music and Nickelodeon for a joint project
- Performed at Castle Park in Riverside, CA; San Diego Fair, San Diego, CA and Callaway Jr. World Golf - Championship, San Diego, CA
- Participated, by special invitation, in the Youth in Philanthropy Conference
- Recorded three new songs with producer Michael Raphael in Los Angeles, CA
- Traveled to New York, NY to meet with songwriters, producers, and entertainment executives
- Released EP "Zach"
- Various private and public performances

2007 Highlights
- Alzheimer's Fundraiser
- Performed at the Lyric Theater (with the Ron Paley Big Band)
- Rady Center Gala Fundraiser
- Winnipeg Press Club
- Heart & Stroke Foundation Gala Fundraiser (with the Ron Paley Big Band)
- Competed in the Manitoba Music Festival (gold in three categories)
- Recipient of the Norman Phillips Bursary Award (Winnipeg Music Festival)
- CD Release party at the Park Theater (media coverage included CBC Radio, Hot 103 Radio, Global TV, City TV, Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg Sun)
- Performed in "Seussical: The Musical" as JoJo - December 2006 and held over to January 2007
- Various private and public performances

2006 Highlights
- Community Center Gala Fundraiser
- Completed CD with 12 original songs and began marketing and promotion for CD
- Winnipeg Fringe Festival (main stage performance)
- Canada Day Celebration performance
- Rady Center Gala Fundraiser
- Performed in the musical, "Assassins", produced by Dry Cold Productions
- Various private and public performances

2005 Highlights
- St. Vital Shopping Center performance
- Cancer Care Manitoba - featured performer
- K-Tel Pops CD (featured performer)
- Winnipeg Fringe Festival (main stage performance)
- Rady Center Gala Fundraiser
- Red River Ex (main stage performance)
- Released the single, “United We Find A Way”
- Various private and public performances

2004 Highlights
- Investors Group (private performance)
- Child and Family Services Gala Fundraiser
- Manitoba Dance Festival Competition & National Dance Festival Competition (gold medals)
- Featured guest on "The Big Breakfast" (morning show on The A-Channel/2 segments)
- Miles Mac Collegiate "Rollin' Back Time" concert
- Manitoba Theater for Young People performance
- Academy Coffee Company function performance
- Released first EP "Feel"
- Various private and public performances

2003 Highlights
- Released third original single, "Feel 4 U"
- Winnipeg Folklorama performance (7 days, with 3 shows nightly)
- Canadian National Dance Competition (recipient of the

Discography

EP: "Zach" (2009)
ALBUM: “A Mind To Be Thinkin” (2008)
SINGLE: "United We Find A Way" (2004)
EP: “Feel” (2004)
SINGLE: “Bubble Crush” (2003)
SINGLE: “A Child’s Prayer” (2002)

Set List

Zach’s repertoire consists of his three newest songs as well as a selection of his previous material. Sets are typically 40-50 minutes in length. Zach is able to cover material such as The Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Dan Powter and many more.