a bit 'o' news...

Happy 2021! Here's hoping this year will be much better than last!

Monkey Beach, score by JZ was just released on Crave TV in Canada! It was the opening film at 2020's Vancouver International Film Festival!

JZ was recently awarded a Socan Award for his work on the award winning film Indian Horse!

JZ is currently finishing up production on an album by Vancouver artist Kenton Loewen! The album features Kenton on most instruments and voice, presenting some of his new songs. The album will also have amazing guest contributions from the likes of guitarist Marc Ribot, and keyboardist Matt Robertson (Björk, Arca, Anohni)!

Socan Magazine
recently presented an article on JZ's up and coming film composing career! You can read it here!

2020 saw the release of Life is a Gong Show by Songs of Tales, which is a group made up of JZ on violin / synthesizers, Ottawa sax phenom Petr Cancura, Toronto drummer and JZ's partner in action with Tanya Tagaq's group Jean Martin, and Vancouver guitarist and frequent JZ collaborator Gord Grdina! The album has garnered many good reviews. Here is one from Exclaim!.

A recent release produced by JZ is Retribution from Tanya Tagaq. It has received RAVE reviews and coverage from the likes of Pitchfork, Exclaim!, The Guardian, The Rolling Stone and Now Magazine!

JZ created the score for Academy Award nominated Director Kim Nguyen's feature film Two Lovers and a Bear featuring Tatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan! The film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival!

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

Check out JZ's IMDB page here!

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

Take 'er easy.