Friday, 10 October 2014

Cap alumni Jesse Zubot produces Tanya Tagaq's Polaris Prize winning album

Jesse Zubot is a a violinist, producer, composer, band leader and owner of the Drip Audio record label.  Zubot studies music at Capilano U in the early 90s.  Since then, he has become one of the most sought-after musicians in Canada.  He works in an astonishing range of musical styles as a violinist and has produced and distributed some of the most consistently creative and original recordings in the country including albums by Rachet Orchestra, Dixie's Death Pool, Peggy Lee  Band, Gord Grdina Trio, and Fond of Tigers. As a performer, he has toured and recorded with Tanya Tagaq, Dan Mangan, 7 piece art-rock ensemble Fond of Tigers, Stars, Hawksley Workman, Ndidi Onukwulu, Jim Byrnes, Kelly Joe Phelps and many others.

Perhaps his mode widely recognized work to date has been as the producer of Tanya Tagaq's Polaris Prize winning album "Animism".  Jesse also plays in Tagaq's band along with Montreal drummer, Jean Martin.  Tanya Tagaq is an incredible Inuit throat singer/composer/recording artist who is taking the sounds of the North into completely new territory.

If you haven't heard Tanya Tagaq's music yet, you should do so as soon as possible! She is truly extraordinary. Some samples below.

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