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Zack Hexum (Born April 28, 1978) is a Los Angelesmarker based singer-songwriter.

Hexum lists his influences as including Elliott Smith, Nick Drake, Paul McCartney, Todd Rundgren, and Jeff Buckley. Hexum plays both guitar and saxophone.

Hexum’s debut, The Story So Far, was released in 2004 on What Have You Records, the imprint of brother Nick Hexum’s (311) label. The Story So Far was produced by Don Gehman (R.E.M., Bruce Hornsby, John Mellencamp, Pat Green). Hexum also did a soft launch of an EP, Realistic Fantasy, in late 2005, which is currently available at live shows and through his website. In early 2006, “How Many Times,” from Hexum’s full-length release, caught the attention of music execs at Apple Computermarker, who made it the iTunes Single of the Week.

Hexum graduated from the University of North Texasmarker in 2000, where he studied jazz and performed with the world renowned One O'Clock Lab Band. He then moved to New York City to study saxophone, and lived there for two years before moving to Los Angeles. Hexum has recently played saxophone for Michael Bublé and Dredg.

Hexum has toured with both 311 and Tears for Fears. He has also put together a residency at Hotel Cafémarker in Los Angeles called the “Zack Hexum Couples Skate,” where he pairs himself with another emerging artist every Tuesday.

Recent events include Zack Hexum's accompaning Drake Bell during his 2007 Summer Tour on keyboards, saxophone, guitar, and background vocals. Zack's most recent album, Open To Close was released December 3, 2007. He enlisted the formidable talents of Mark Dearnley to mix it. Mark worked on "The Story So Far" with Don Gehman, and mixed one of Zack's all time favorite albums, The English Beat "I Just Can't Stop it". Also, he is midst of scoring the film Happy Holidays and has been ghost-writing music for a TV show, which has yet to be named.

Discography

Introducing Zack Hexum... (1998)

Overground - What Happens Now (2001)

The Story So Far (2004)

Open To Close (2007)




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