Native New Yorker Stuart Ziff has crafted a career as professional guitarist, songwriter, and popular music historian. Ziff's expertise lies in rock 'n' roll, R&B, funk, blues and all points in between. A veteran sideman of 25 years, he has supported legends including Wilson Pickett and Charles Brown and backed contemporary artists, emerging singer-songwriters, and Broadway shows. In 1994, Ziff co-wrote the #1 single "Thinkin' Problem" with country artist David Ball (Warner Bros.). He has numerous recording credits as a writer, guitarist, producer, and vocalist in NYC, Nashville, and Los Angeles, and for the last 3 years he has been the guitarist with the legendary Funk-R&B-Latin group War.