Zack Varner was raised in the suburbs just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. As a middle school saxophone player, he developed an insatiable curiosity for music. Now a seasoned professional with a wide-ranging background and over fifteen years of experience, Zack Varner remains in constant demand on the stage and in the studio. He has performed with Joshua Redman, the Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra, Maria Schneider, Jennifer Holliday, Lizz Wright and numerous other jazz artists. From 2005-2009, Varner toured the United States extensively with the Atlanta based rock quartet Jungol.