Classical Guitar

Michael Zanabili

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New - The Weight Of A Moonbeam - New

Two acoustic guitars
The Weight of a Moonbeam - Michael Marc

New - Fly Me To The Moon - New
Two acoustic guitars
Popular Romantic Hits On Spanish Acoustic Guitar, Vol. 3 - Michael Marc

Just The Two Of Us
Two acoustic guitars
Just The Two Of Us - North & South American Love Songs - Michael Marc

Two acoustic guitars

The Shadow Of Your Smile

Two acoustic guitars

The Night Has A Thousand Eyes
Guitar, Saxophone and Flute with full Jazz Ensemble

Original guitar music evoking the different faces of Aphrodite. Flamenco and Smooth Jazz guitar accompanied by a full Latin Band.
Aphrodite - Michael Marc

The story of volcanic eruption told on the
Flamenco guitar. This creative album was aired on over 120 radio stations nationwide.
Hot Latin Rhythms with full Band!
Lava - Michael Zanabili

Moody Road
Original guitar music performed with an Acoustic Band. Based on South American Rhythms, this CD is a roller coaster ride through different moods.
Moody Road
Moody Road - Michael Zanabili

Suenos Dorados
Spanish and Paraguayan virtuoso guitar compositions Solo Guitar
Suenos Dorados

Plaza De La Libertad
South American and Italian virtuoso guitar compositions Solo Guitar
Plaza de la Libertad=

Michael Marc Zanabili was born in Heidelberg, Germany, where he was given his first opportunity to show his musical talent at a school performance at the age of eight, in front of an audience of 200 people. This early success led to an eager decision to become a guitarist. He made his living by performing in clubs and at private parties.

Michael began to travel to Spain to attend classes with John Williams. In France he worked with such masters as Manuel Barrueco and Eduardo Falu. In 1986 Michael graduated from the prestigious "Hochschule für Musik des Rheinlandes" in Cologne, Germany and started to give concerts throughout Europe.

Michael Marc's playing is built on emotions and feelings rather than structures and tradition, something that always troubled him during his classical studies in Germany. Working with Barrueco and Falu confirmed his belief to listen to your heart first.

"You can know everything about music, but if you don't feel it, the result will not be music"

On one of his many trips, Michael fell in love with San Diego, CA and decided to move there. He gave up his life in Germany and came to America with little more than his guitar in his hands. Continuing to create his own style of guitar music, which is influenced by Classical, Jazz and Flamenco, he started to record his first album: Plaza de la Libertad, a tribute to his "place of freedom".

Michael treats every string with an individual respect, to draw from its unique sound, never descending into a cloud of undefined sound waves. Instead he translates subtle feelings into music, giving importance to every single note and thus developing an intimacy with his audience. The guitar is used as an instrument to reveal every emotional phase so that no listener could resist its passionate charm.
The 20th Century Guitar Magazine called it:

"A stunning fusion of Acoustic, New Age, Jazz and Spanish classical guitar wizardry... Michael Marc's classical and Flamenco guitar techniques are dazzling and totally engaging."

Michael's music has been featured in movies and television. Just recently the recording of "What A Wonderful World" was used in the TV series Dexter (Season 8 Episode 1.)  He also wrote a song for the MTV series "Wild Boyz" called "One For The Bulls" which is only available via download.

Michael divides his time between
Santa Barbara, CA and Miami Beach, FL.

Listen to Michael's music free on Spotify: 

 Just The Two Of Us - North & South American Love Songs - Michael Marc


Comments and Press

The Shadow of your Smile" reviewed in:
Ink19 - All About Jazz on - Whisperin & Hollerin

"It wasn't the notes that gave the flair to Michael Marc's performance, but rather his passion and sensitivity."
Gail Edwards - Music Critic for the Pacifica Tribune

"A stunning fusion of Acoustic, New Age, Jazz and Spanish classical guitar wizardry... Marc's classical and Flamenco guitar techniques are dazzling and totally engaging."
20th Century Guitar Magazine

"Dazzling, played with volcanic passion! Every piece is a jewel."
Shirley Stoller - Manager Tower Records S.F.

"On LAVA Michael Marc shines with songs that are played with passion and finesse. His melodies linger long after the last song is finished - What a concept..."
Michael Moryc - Matrix Promotions

"The audience went hot for it. Every time we played it the switchboard erupted like a volcano."
Richard Gainey - WONB

*****This is Guitar at it's BEST!
"Simply put, this is the CD that I play the most, I never tire of it! I gave this CD to all my friends, relatives and business associates and received tremendous feedback. It is amazing that these songs illicit so much, they are mellow yet energizing, seductive and passionate and yet still very suitable to give as a gift to your child's teacher or a business colleague!"
Posted at about "Plaza de la Libertad"
- average rating 5 stars (out of 5)

***** Michael Marc Rips!
"Whether you like jazz, rock and roll or are just a fan of great instrumental guitar music, Lava is for you. Z plays flawlessly, beautifully, with deep emotion, a unique style, and he just plain rips on this album. You won't get tired of listening to this; in that way it's like Satriani's "Surfing with the Alien" or Steve Howe's "Turbulence." You can play this one as background while you work or as foreground while you play. It's just great instrumental guitar music."

***** "Michael is a very extraordinary artist, playing great music, and wonderfully engineered. I've turned people onto this disc who don't normally listen to soft jazz, and they love it. It doesn't get much better than this!!"

***** A good, kick back and listen
"I picked up this one because of the cover, the guitar burning in lava, it fits the CD, this one smokes...It reminds me a little of Ottmar Liebert's early work, not so technosized (is that a word?), pure guitar. This is a put in and listen, read a good book, have it in the background. It's more mellow than, say, Oscar Lopez's Heat. This CD has a fequent listeners spot in my collection. I'm looking forward to Marc's next CD."
Posted at about "Lava"
- average rating 5 stars (out of 5)

***** "This is a collection of some of the 'coolest' acoustic guitar ever! It is relaxing, romantic, soul-reaching sound. It floats in your head like good chocolate."
Posted at about "Dream Team"
- average rating 5 stars (out of 5)

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