Zxari is a violinist, singer, and songwriter from Cleveland, Ohio. She performs dynamic folk-fusion and soul originals. She embraces tunes for their lyrical significance and pleasing melodic lines.
Zxari began playing violin at age 5. Throughout her childhood and teen years, she sang in her church choir. Trained in the Suzuki method, Zxari developed a keen ear for pitch, memorization, and sonicality at an early age. She grew up listening to composers like Pagannini and Bartók, as well as violinists Miri Ben-Ari, Midori Gotō, and Regina Carter. Additionally, the sounds of Pat Benatar, Cher, the Dixie Chicks, Luther Vandross, Boyz II Men, Michael Jackson, Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, and Fleetwood Mac were soundtracks to her childhood. Such tonal diversity contributes to Zxari’s ability to transcend genres and grasp on to lyrical content and pleasing melodic qualities.
Zxari has shared the stage with Solange Knowles, Bootsy Collins, Brendan Urie, Terrance Blanchard, Slash, Joan Jett, and more. She has performed at iconic venues including the Hollywood Bowl, Boston Symphony Hall, and others. Currently, Zxari performs live sets worldwide. Follow her on Instagram and SoundCloud to see what's going on.