a bit 'o' news...

JZ has been nominated for Producer of the Year at this year's Juno Awards for Tanya Tagaq's album Animism!

JZ has been nominated for Achievement in Music - Original Score at this year's Canadian Screen Awards for the soundtrack he created with Dan Mangan to the film Hector and the Search for Happiness! 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!

There have been a ton of great reviews for Animism! Here are a few from Wondering Sound, Exclaim!, The New York Times and the Toronto Star!

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

In february of 2014, JZ
had his first string quartet performed and recorded in Vancouver at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre presented by The Western Front in a concert entitled Music from the New Wilderness. The quartet features JZ and his brother Joshua Zubot (Montreal) on violin, Jean Rene (Montreal) on viola and Vancouver's Peggy Lee on cello. The string quartet plays alongside wax-cylinder recordings that First Nations musician and herbalist Therese Keimatko made in 1918. Drip Audio will release this as a co-production with The Western Front sometime down the road.

JZ and Dan Mangan recently finished creating the score for an upcoming movie called 'Hector and the Search for Happiness' starring the likes of Simon Pegg, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgard, Rosamund Pike and many more! Here's some photo's from the orchestral sessions! Here is a very early trailer created by the UK distributor! The movie was released in the fall of 2014!

Songlines has released the debut recording by Haram, led by Gord Grdina! The 10-piece band features a combo of some of Vancouver's more prominent improvising & Arabic musicians. JZ takes the chair of the violinist on this one! Here's a review from All About Jazz!

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

Take 'er easy.