Hailing from Manzanillo, Cuba, composer/pianist/singer Zahili Gonzalez Zamora has been expressing herself musically from an early age. After graduating from the National Conservatory of Music in Havana, Cuba with a proficiency in classical piano, Zamora began performing and touring around the world with traditional female bands, enhancing her ability and affinity for salsa, Latin jazz, and world music. She has performed on such diverse stages as Nuits d' Afrique in Montreal, Canada; the TLN Carnival Festivals in Montreal and Toronto; the Toronto Street Festival; the Beaches International Jazz Festivals; and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival in British Columbia. In addition, she has shared the stage with some of the world's most high profile figures in Latin music such as Oscar D'Leon, Grupo la Makina, Kabba, Azul Azul, and Yerba Buena, among others.
Zamora has been the lead singer for the traditional Cuban band Miguelito Valdes and Puro Son and toured Asia while performing with the D'luz Jazz Trio, Funky Deep, and Soul Republic. While studying with accomplished jazz pianist Randy Ingram, she composed music for her solo debut, Z-isms, released in December of 2011. After 15 years of professional experience, Zamora decided to take a step back and resume her education to get a college degree, expand her horizons, and consolidate her artistic identity. Thus, she's now immersed in the study and analysis of jazz at Berklee.