Zach Heckendorf
w/ Jett Kwong

Zach Heckendorf

Swallow Hill Music - Daniels HallDenverCO
All Ages
Doors at 7:00pm, Show at 8:00pm. All sales are final.

Zach Heckendorf

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Zach started playing guitar and writing songs as a 10-year-old boy in Denver, Colorado. He continued to hone his craft and pluck away at tunes by his first songwriting heroes, Jose Gonzalez and Jack Johnson. While still in high school he released a self-titled EP that spread quickly through the Denver community and eventually led to the recording a full-length album titled The Cool Down with the aid of songwriter/producer Brett Dennen.

National tours followed with a mix of headlining and supporting shows. In the past seven years Zach has opened for a long list of his own musical heroes including Rodrigo y Gabriela, John Butler Trio, Brett Dennen, One Republic, Rogue Wave, as well as Michael Franti and Spearhead at Red Rocks Amphitheater.

In 2014 Zach released Speed Checked by Aircraft, a Kickstarter funded record about growing up and dealing with creative pressure from external forces. After a brief break came the Up! EP in February 2016, a small compilation of songs about self love best summed up with a lyric from the EP’s fifth track “By the Grace”: “When your heart is open / And your thoughts are focused / You can heal what’s broken / Only by the grace of your love”.

Next came the full-length album Artifacts, a collection of songs recorded throughout the U.S. while on tour. These songs were patiently earned. Since it was recorded in many different cities, the album reflects upon many different periods of Zach’s life. It includes the singles “The Harvest,” “Cigarettes” and “Lips Like Medicine.”

Zach’s most recent project is 2018’s EP Meditations in D, which is another self-reflective work covering a wide range of subject matter from growing up, to patience/perseverance, to questions about human progress. He is currently working on his fourth full-length album which Zach hopes to release in 2019 alongside a nationwide tour.

Jett Kwong

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Jett is originally from Denver, CO. She began her training as a vocalist at age 5, and has since performed, trained, and taught around the globe.

She is also a Chinese guzheng player, studying with LA-based guzheng master Bei Bei.

In 2014 she received a degree in Music and Humanities from California Institute of the Arts.

Jett has performed both at large institutions such as Carnegie Hall and more intimate settings such as clubs and art galleries everywhere from Shanghai to Berlin. She is a member of Grammy nominated Silver Lake Chorus and performs solo as Jett Kwong. She also performs in, writes, and directs film and productions including directing the music and performing in Nourishment, an immersive, interdisciplinary show. Most recently she performed in the four larks production "katabasis" at the Getty Villa in Malibu, CA.

Jett's debut EP, Stark Night, was released in February 2016.

Her curatorial blog Ming Lumino, centered around the Asian American experience, launched in May 2017.


40th Anniversary Concert Series

Swallow Hill turns 40 in 2019, and we are celebrating all year long.

Monthly concert events - including this one - feature beloved artists from Swallow Hill’s storied history, as well as those who are leading us into our future. All of these artists uphold Swallow Hill's legacy of bringing Denver its favorite artists in folk, bluegrass, blues, Americana and the singer/songwriter community.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Venue Information:
Swallow Hill Music - Daniels Hall
71 East Yale Ave
Denver, CO, 80210