Zachary Graft has been performing around Michigan for quite some time. He graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2013 with a degree in violin performance. He then enrolled for a short time at Michigan State University as a Master’s of Music in violin performance candidate.
It wasn’t meant for him to finish that degree, but he now performs as a freelance fiddler, wedding violinist, and occasionally with bands.
Some of the venues that Zachary has solo sets at include:
The Book Nook and Java Cafe
The Raven Cafe
Wholefoods in Oak Park (Illinois)
Quinn and Tuites
Mocha N Music
The Peoria Irish Festival (2015,2016)
The Sparta Celtic Festival (2015)
Jackson Coffee Company
Frenz Coffee House
C2C Gallery in Grand Haven
…and a few more!
His Celtic and Irish fiddling has seen him be nominated for a miirish.com “Shammy” Award for favorite performer. And he did start the GVSU Celtic Music Club in his time at Grand Valley.