JESSE ZUBOT is a composer, musician, producer and virtuoso violinist whose praxis spans multiple genres and transcends contextualization. As a film composer he has won acclaim for his innovative scores on several award-winning films including MONKEY BEACH, which premiered at TIFF 2020 Industry Selects and was the opening gala film for VIFF 2020, multi-award winning feature INDIAN HORSE, Academy Award nominated director Kim Nguyen's feature film TWO LOVERS AND A BEAR (Tatiana Maslany, Dane DeHaan), director Nettie Wild's feature documentary KONELINE: OUR LAND BEAUTIFUL, and HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS (co-composer Dan Mangan) starring Simon Pegg, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard and Rosamund Pike. Most recently, Jesse, Wayne Lavallee and director Marie Clements were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for their original song “You Are My Bones”. The film BONES OF CROWS (scored by Zubot and Lavallee) will see a theatrical release in June of 2023.
Zubot is a 4-time Juno Award winning musician with experimentalist throat singer Tanya Tagaq (2015), 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 recent years, Zubot has become an in demand record producer having produced the Polaris Music Prize and Juno winning album 'ANIMISM' by Tanya Tagaq as well as her 2016 critically acclaimed Polaris Music Prize shortlisted album ‘RETRIBUTION’. Zubot was named ‘Producer of the Year’ at the 2015 Western Canadian Music Awards and was nominated for ‘Producer of the Year’ at that same years Juno Awards.
Jesse Zubot has worked extensively in the improvised and creative music world with the likes of Steve Reich, Evan Parker, Gordon Grdina’s Haram, Eugene Chadbourne, Francois Houle, Mats Gustafsson, Marc Ribot, Jason Sharp, Matthew Bourne, Fred Frith, Eyvind Kang, Ken Vandermark, Peggy Lee, Nels Cline and many others. In 2005 Zubot started Drip Audio ("...one of the most original musical operations in the country." - CBC Arts Online), a record label dedicated to creative music. Drip Audio now has 44 releases under its 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 Dan Mangan, Destroyer, Mira Calix, Hawksley Workman, Sandro Perri, Veda Hille, Mother Mother, Frog Eyes, Jon Bryant, Stars and many others. Zubot has composed and arranged music for modern dance as well as for symphonies such as the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Nova Scotia. A recent highlight was the presentation of the modern dance production Body Scan (Su-Feh Lee, Benoit Lachambre) at the prestigious Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, which featured his musical score.
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