What is Half Zen?

Half Zen is the debut musical project from the former administrative judge and charismatic late blooming singer-songwriter Jonathan “Gresch” Greschler. Blending the iconic sound of 80's alternative and classic pop with the untamed energy of punk, the project is a collaborative effort between Jonathan and charting record Producer/Lead Guitar Justin Long. Alan Zismann on Rhythm Guitar, Seana Daniels on Bass, and Jason Plumb on Drums.


Half Zen delivers energy, excitement and occasional whimsey through intense lyrics and memorable melodies. Gresch started learning music at 49 after being told he was not really a singer for much of his life.  Eight years of dedicated practice and song writing later, Gresch and his band Half Zen, released their debut album “Wesoterica” featuring 16 original songs in February 2020 (the timing was Half Zen). In mid-2023 the second album "Words Last" will be released.  

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