Screeching Owl

Friday | July 21, 2017 @ 2:30 PM- 4:30 PM West Bank Stage presented by ABC 6 [Map]

Formed in early 2015, Screeching Owl is a sextet under the leadership of guitarist Zakk
Jones (Mojoflo, Safety Squad, Popgun etc.). The group draws a wide range of influences from
contemporary and traditional jazz to Heavy Metal, Drum ‘n Bass, Funk/Soul and more. Aside
from many local Columbus appearances, Screeching Owl has completed 3 separate tours,
performing in Chicago, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Buffalo, and New York City. For the most
recent tour, Zakk booked 4 performances in NYC during a 3-day weekend, hiring local
heavyweights Billy Wolfe, Deric Dickens and Adam DeAscentis to join the band. Festival
appearances include Columbus Jazz and Ribs and Comfest. In addition, Zakk released an EP
of originals with the group entitled “Dreams of Yesterday” in 2015 which was reviewed favorably
by JazzColumbus. Screeching Owl is an ensemble that strives for accessible, conversational
and exciting performances, that bridges the gap between generations of jazz and improvised