Zappa Plays Zappa

Zappa Plays Zappa Announces US Fall Tour Dates

Dweezil Zappa is both the modern face of Zappa music and the person who can bring it fully-formed into the future. The ‘Ahead of Its Time’ moniker frequently slapped onto Frank’s music is brought to life for modern audiences, who are still able to full-sensory witness the spectacular specimens of some of American music’s most original, unrepentant and boundlessly experimental canons, thanks to Dweezil and five other telepathic musicians.

The Everyone Orchestra Announce Shows with Members Of Umphrey's McGee, Zappa Plays Zappa & Garaj Maha

The Everyone Orchestra has announced three northern California shows in March of 2015. Conducted by Matt Butler, this performance will feature Kris Meyers (Umphrey's McGee), Joel Cummins (Umphrey's McGee), Jamie Kime (Zappa Plays Zappa), Ben Thomas (Zappa Plays Zappa), and Kai Eckhardt (John McLaughlin Trio/Garaj Mahal).

Zappa Plays Zappa | Ogden Theatre | Denver | 2/14/14 | Review

I had the pleasure of catching up with guitarist and bandleader Dweezil Zappa, who is in his eighth year of leading Zappa Plays Zappa, the tour de Frank.

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Grateful Web Interview with Dweezil Zappa

When guitarist Dweezil Zappa, son of guitarist, composer, bandleader, actor, social activist, and pseudo-comedian Frank Zappa created the Zappa Plays Zappa project in 2006, he intended it as a tribute to his father’s legacy, a one-off that might reconnect some old fans and breed some new ones in the process. Eight years down the road his project is more popular than ever.

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Corbus Plays Zappa @ Dazzle Restaurant & Lounge | 3/7/13 | Review

The daunting task of interpreting the music of Frank Zappa has made the iconized jazz-fusion composer/musician less often a cover project than one might expect.

Zappa Plays Zappa | Fox Theater | 12/14/2012 | Review

The music of Frank Zappa could be considered the most important compositional contributions to American popular music in the 20th century. Many might find this claim blasphemous. What about Miles Davis? John Coltrane? Bing Crosby? The list could go on. Zappa's music blended important elements of orchestral and jazz music while serving as a working parody of music and popular culture.

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Just Announced: Zappa Plays Zappa @ Fox Theatre

97.3 KBCO & Z2 Entertainment are proud to present Zappa Plays Zappa at the Fox Theatre on Friday, December 14th, 2012.  Tickets go on sale Friday, September 21st for $35.00 in advance and $40.00 day of show.

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A Night of Excellence: Zappa Plays Zappa & Return to Forever IV

This was a night to be excited about. The night was filled with two heavy hitting, classic, amazingly talented bands. I was even thrilled to be going to the Paramount Theater in Denver to see this show because this underrated venue just does not have the caliber shows that it deserves. Every time I go there I am reminded by how magnificent it is. It was the perfect place for these two power houses to take the stage.

ROTHBURY: This Summer's Greenest Festival

With Earth Day, April 22, just around the corner, it's time to celebrate Going Green.  Music has long offered a platform for revolution and on July 4th weekend 2008, ROTHBURY emerges as a new American celebration. For this next generation of the rock and roll music festival, ROTHBURY sets forth as a huge party with a purpose. Hosted at the one-of-a-kind Double JJ Ranch in Rothbury, Michigan, the unique festival site offers trails, forests, fields, lakes and beach fronts, and even on-site lodging, bars and eateries.

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