About Zachary Bennoui Taibi
Chestnut Hill, MA
8 years old piano jazz prodigy .
Zachary Bennoui-Taibi is an 8 year blind piano prodigy currently residing in the Boston area. He is quickly gaining recognition having already performed his own solo piano concert at the Steinway Factory and more recently making his recording debut at WGBH FM Studios in Boston. The 3 songs above:"The Night Owl", "Ballade" and "Echo Logic" are Zach originals. They were in fact spontaneous improvisations he did in the studio, all first takes! Just a glimpse into his potential as a writer and performer. Blind from birth, Zach's mother knew he had a special musical gift when she heard him playing melodies from her Edith Piaf records before he was even 3 years old! By the age of 7 he was already known at local jam sessions around town, when legendary Jazz pianist Joanne Brackeen heard him playing she ran up to the piano bench and joined him in a four hand excursion - said she just couldn't resist! Zach lives for music, it is his life and it shows when he performs. It's as though he is completely taken over and the piano is the one playing him, he is out of this world, like an old soul in the body of an 8 year old boy!