a bit 'o' news...

Fall 2016 saw the release of the album Retribution from miss Tanya Tagaq, produced by JZ. It has been receiving RAVE reviews and coverage from the likes of Pitchfork, Exclaim!, The Guardian, The Rolling Stone and Now Magazine! It is starting to appearing on many best 'albums of 2016' lists everywhere!

JZ created the score for Academy Award nominated Director Kim Nguyen's new feature film Two Lovers and a Bear featuring Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan! The film was presented at this year's (2016) Toronto International Film Festival and arrived in selected theatres Oct. 7th.

Some tracks from the JZ produced album 'Animism' and new work with Tanya Tagaq will appear in the new film by groundbreaking Inuk filmaker Zacharius Kunuk (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner). The film, Maliglutit (Searchers) is written about here on the CBC website!

The new album Uninhabit from Vancouver post-everything band Fond of Tigers was released this past fall (2016). Here is a little write up on the album from Noisey! JZ is a band member and co-produced this album.

JZ contributed to the music soundscape for acclaimed director Nettie Wild's new full length documentary Koneline: our land beautiful. The film has been receiving rave reviews! The film will show at the Vancouver International Film Festival this October (2016)!

JZ had the recent priviledge of performing Steve Reich's 'Music for 18 Musicians' in Toronto at the renowned venue Massey Hall this past spring! The performance was a celebration of Mr. Reich's 80'th birthday and was a smashing success. Exclaim! reviewed the show here!

Check out JZ's IMDB page here!

Check out Brian D. Johnson's great 2015 doc Al Purdy Was Here to see and hear a special musical performance by JZ, Tanya Tagaq and Joseph Boyden behind an important Al Purdy poem!

JZ was named Producer of the Year at 2015's Western Canadian Music Awards and nominated for Producer of the Year at 2015's Juno Awards for his work on Tanya Tagaq's album Animism!

JZ's string work can be found on new albums by Destroyer, Dan Mangan & Blacksmith, Frog Eyes and Stars!

JZ has been nominated for Achievement in Music - Original Score at 2015's Canadian Screen Awards for the soundtrack he created with Dan Mangan to the film Hector and the Search for Happiness starring Simon Pegg & Rosamund Pike. The Score is available for purchase from Itunes!

Tagaq's Animism, produced by Jesse Zubot, was named #1 ALBUM FOR 2014 in Now Magazine, Maclean's Magazine & The Montreal Gazette. Animism also won Canada's esteemed Polaris Prize!

Here is JZ's incomplete, but pretty good, discography at!

Take 'er easy.