Jesse Zubot

Jesse Zubot

Jesse Zubot is one of those exceptional musicians/composers whose praxis spans multiple genres and transcends contextualization into an idiom. Between moments of impassioned, visceral outbursts and quiet emotive sensitivities, Zubot exposes the full range of affects through a pristine sonic architecture.

Zubot is a 3-time Juno Award winning musician with avant-rock band Fond of Tigers (2011), chamber folk-jazz ensemble The Great Uncles of the Revolution (2004) and roots instrumentalists Zubot & Dawson (2003).   In the fall of 2010 Jesse won the 'Multimedia' award for his work on the score for Tungijuq (w/ Tanya Tagaq) at the 2010 Western Canadian Music Awards.  Tungijuq was produced by Isuma (Atanarjuat) and was selected for Sundance, The Toronto Film Festival and the ImagineNATIVE film festival where it won for Best Short.  Zubot has also composed extensively for modern dance.  A recent highlight was the presentation of Body Scan (Choreographed by Benoît Lachambre & Su-Feh Lee : Score by Jesse Zubot) at the prestigious Centre Pompidou in Paris, France.  

In the past few years Jesse has delved heavily into the world of improvised and creative music having worked with the likes of Tanya Tagaq, Peggy Lee, Evan Parker, Tony Wilson, François Houle, Eugene Chadbourne, Mats Gustafsson, Fred Frith, Eyvind Kang and Nels Cline.   In 2005 Zubot started Drip Audio ("...one of Canada's most daring independent imprints" - Tiny Mix Tapes), a record label dedicated to creative music.  Drip Audio now has 31 albums under it's umbrella by musicians from Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, New York and the UK.  Zubot is also sought after in the  contemporary/commercial music world and has been a guest musician working with artists such as Hawksley Workman, Kelly Joe Phelps, Veda Hille, Amy Millan, Kelly Joe Phelps, Alpha Yaya Diallo, Mother Mother, Dan Mangan and Stars. J Zubot was named 'Violinist of the Year' at Canada's National Jazz Awards in '03, '08 and '09 and has also been commissioned by the CBC to write symphonies for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Nova Scotia. 

Visit Jesse's Vimeo Channel to watch video demo reels of his work.