@zakmuzik 4GML Music Monday Feature Artist

Hey ya’ll, it is the beginning of another blessed week we are bout to experience. And it’s Music Monday, and as I have told you, I have been in choir mode for a minute. Yes, I am truly excited to present this next artist to you. I can say that I am a true fan of this choir and I finally had the opportunity to worship with them live during Stellar Award weekend this year. What is there to say? I love this group real talk.  I remember hearing the song, Things Are Gonna Get Better,for a while but I never knew the artist. I actually thought it was somebody else until a friend of mine called me and asked if I had heard that song by Zak Williams and he told me the name and that was the end of the mystery. I love the sound of northern choirs.  They have this classical element in their music which makes them very distinctive. And I like their style very much so.  For those who do not have his cd in your collection, you must not sleep anymore and get his latest project, Things Are Gonna Get Better. That cd stays in my car and will never be removed. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to some and introduce to others, one of my favorite choirs, Zak Williams and 1Akord and their story goes like this:

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF ZAK WILLIAMS
Stellar Award Winning Producer, Song writter, Husband, Father, Founder of Philadelphia Based Choir 1/AKORD started his musical career at the early age of 5. As a young boy he began playing the piano, Drums and soon  moved on to play other instruments. He furthered his passion for music by attending the Settlement Music School located in Philadelphia, Pa. His Professional musical journey took its formation when he became the Organist for the Rev Ernest Davis Jr.’s Wilmington – Chester Mass Choir . From this life changing experience Zak appeared on 6 CD’s. This experience opened the door to his national musical career allowing him play for and with some of gospel music’s greatest singers and musicians… Zak has produced & has written songs for various artists and different churches. His most recent song, “There Is No Way” appears on Bishop Hezekiah Walker’s 2010 Stellar Award Winning “SOULED OUT” project.. In 2005, Zak along with production partner Pastor Mark Harmon, reorganized his production company and renamed it, 1/A MUZIK Group. Currently working on the following projects: The Ebenezer Concert Choir , the soon to be released much anticipated, ” The Story Of A Prophet Daniel” featuring Bishop Mary Alexander . Zak was the Producer of the the 2011 Stellar Award Winning Wilmington Chester Choir “He’s Still Good” project. This project earned 2 Stellar Awards!! At present Zak is a member of The Love Fellowship Tabernacle Church located in
Bensalem PA. Under the pastorate of Bishop Hezekiah Walker where he serves as member of the music department . In 2004 1/AKORD was birthed.. 1AKORD consists of 40 individuals from Delaware,
Pennsylvania , New Jersey, Maryland , D.C. & more areas. They all come from various denominations united together to uplift the word of God through song. They have been blessed to minister with some of Gospel music’s finest artist: Bishop Hezekiah Walker & LFC, Ricky Dillard & New G, Kurt Carr, Kim Burrell, Donald Lawrence & The TriCity Singers, J Moss, Myron Butler & Levi, Dottie Peoples, Tramaine Hawkins, Pastor Shirley Caesar & Dr. Bobby Jones just to name a few. ZW & 1AKD was also blessed to be apart of The International Gospel Industry Retreat & The Urban Impact Summit. Both aired on The Word Network. They have also appeared numerous times on Bobby Jones Gospel which airs on BET. ZW & 1AKD also had the opportunity to participate in the Josh Groban & Trace Atkins tours as well as the Timeless Tour. Z.W. & 1/Akord’s first live recording was held on Monday, February 21, 2005 at Ford Memorial Temple in Philadelphia, PA. The recording included special guest director James Hall, Featured Jonathan Nelson , Bishop Mary Alexander , Pastor Jason Nelson and a special appearance by Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones. The Declaration was then released in 2006. The project featured hit songs That City, He Remains The Same & “NO WEAPON”. ZW & 1AKD recorded their sophomore CD November 18, 2008 at the Love Fellowship Tabernacle
Church, Bensalem PA. This project was released on Global Entertainment label. This project is entitled “Things Are Gonna Get Better”. If invited to your event get ready for a “Pentecostal
Experience”!!!!!!!!!!

The Buzz..
“ I love the musical & vocal stylings of Zak Williams & 1/AKORD.
Healing vocals & blessed lyrics. You can’t miss the spirit of the Lord
when you listen to this group of God’s children that have assembled
themselves to worship & praise him. Oh what joy!” -AMBASSADOR
DR. BOBBY JONES (BOBBY JONES GOSPEL)

“I’m very proud of Zak and the choir, the new CD is a MUST. Zak
continues to strengthen the “Choir Movement” and makes an- other
imprint in the gospel arena”. -Bishop Hezekiah Walker (Bishop ,
Pastor & National Recording Artist)

“Philadelphia based , Zak Williams & 1/AKORD are the best kept secret
in Gospel Music! “Things Are Going To Get Better” their latest CD
release will assure you that things are already better for choir music
lovers”!! -Rev. Chris Squire (CEO “Stellar Award Winning”
Wilmington Chester Mass Choir/ Broadcast Consultant)

BIO HIGHLIGHTS FOR ZAK WILLIAMS & 1/AKORD
From the foot stomping sounds of “Things Are Gonna Get Better” to the
rich soulful melodies of “No More Sadness” to the smooth intro of high
worship of “Closer” and the electrifying praise of “Testimony”
Philadelphia’s “Stellar Award Winning Producer” Zak Williams powerfully
leads this Thirty member aggregation founded in 2004 into a riveting
flow of Sunday morning worship. This choir is no stranger to the main
stage they have appeared on stage with some of Gospel Music’s finest, as
well as The Josh Groban & Trace Adkins tours respectively & also several
appearances on Bobby Jones Gospel seen on BET & The Word Network.
Their latest CD “Things Are Gonna Get Better” reminds you of what good
choir music needs to be while it captivates the flavor of the 21st Century!!
So sit back and prepare yourself for a Pentecostal Experience!!!!

Career Highlights
• Has appeared on the Josh Groban & Trace Adkins respectively

• Numerous appearances on Bobby Jones Gospel, BET & The Word
Network

• Has done back round vocals for: Kurt Carr, Pastor Shirley Caesar,
Dottie Peoples, Tramaine Hawkins, Dr. Bobby Jones and many
more!!

• Zak Williams a “Stellar Award Winning Producer” – He was the
producer of the latest CD from the Wilmington Chester Mass choir
that won 2 Stellar Awards and this years Stellar Award Ceremony
held in January in Nashville, TN
• Featured @ The 2010 Rhythm Of Gospel Awards
• Featured @ the 2011 Virginia Beach Gospel Fest
• 2012 Rhythm Of Gospel – Contemporary Choir Of The Year &
Traditional Contemporary Group Duo Of The Year
• Participant in 2012 Verizon Wireless How Sweet The Sound Sept. 12th
2012
• Recently selected to appear with The World Renowned Singer Barbra Streisand Oct. 8 2012.

Here are one of my favorite songs from the cd:

No Weapon featuring James Hall directing which is priceless……….Jesussssssssssssssss

I want to thank Brother Zak for everything, I appreciate your music ministry and the best is yet to come……

Until next time,

Constance J

Disclaimer: Information provided here was personally sent to me for blog purposes & Video from YouTube

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