j a k e _ z a v r a c k y
composer. producer. music-er for tv and film.
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song dynasty. (my corporation).
the ten best records of 2014 according to me.
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here you can read my riveting bio, email me,
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and read my film blog.
c e a s e _ t o _ e x i s t
"c e a s e _ t o _ e x i s t" - the new album about the manson family murders, featuring music based on the soundtracks of classic horror films like "suspiria" and "dawn of the dead"- is now available! listen/buy here:
w e d n e s d a y ' s _ c h i l d
"wednesday's child" is a weekly free one minute song I send to friends on my mailing list, just put your email in the form below to get it. don't worry, i won't constantly bombard you with crap.
z & a
z&a is my band with the sensational soul singer amanda khiri. we play gigs around new york city and release an album every so often. you can learn more about us at our website here.
f i l m _ b l o g g i n g s
about one or two times a week i review the score from a film, from (usually) an indie horror or sci-fi film. below is a list of soundtrack reviews you can read on my blog.
12.11.14: "the banshee chapter" by andreas wiedinger
12.9.14: "the babadook" by jed kurzel (2014)
11.26.14: "the taking of deborah logan" By haim mazar and logan mader (2014)
11.19.14: "oculus" by the newton brothers. (2014)
11.18.14: "the brood" by howard shore. (1979)
11.12.14: "black moon" by diego masson
11.8.14: "invasion of the body snatchers" by carmen dragon
11.6.14: "repulsion" by chico hamilton
8.21.14: "the omen" by jerry goldsmith
I began recording in the mid-80's on a 4 track in my bedroom.
In the late-80's and early 90's I released several albums with different bands in Boston before joining Boy Wonder, who signed to Roadrunner records in 1997.
In 1998 I started the glam rock band Quick Fix with bassist Drew Parsons and drummer Shayne Phillips, who had recently left Tracy Bonham. Various Quick Fix songs started seeing uses on TV shows like the Sopranos, JAG, One Life to Live, etc, and I began creating original compositions for TV for the music publishing company Heavy Hitters in Los Angeles.
Quick Fix disbanded in 2004 and I started the poppier/electronic-ier band The Cyanide Valentine, releasing two albums, "Let it Rot" in 2005 and "The Three Sides of the Cyanide Valentine" in 2007.
In 2008 I moved to New York City to work for producer Zac Whinnem (now Senior Producer at Riot Games) at the now defunct Gameplay network, making music for many of the shows in their lineup. I continued to work with several of the writer/producers after the network went off the air, notably with Dan Opsal, (now a writer/producer on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon) on "Acting Reel Master Database", a web series for Channel 101, and "Sugarboy", a web series for Broadway Video's digital content site Above Average; with Rob Michael Hugel on his award winning web series "I Hate Being Single", and with Adam Beecher, producing numerous videos for Iowa State University.
In 2010 I briefly worked for Sony Music, accepting or rejecting masters for digital use.
In 2012 I started the band Z&A with soul singer Amanda Khiri, which has released a self titled full length LP, the EP "Vicodin Blues", and three singles - "Have it Your Way", "Neon Arches" and "Crucifix".
In 2013 I composed music for "Joking Bad" a parody of the show Breaking Bad on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
In 2014 I began working with writer/producer Ben Warheit (Late Night with Seth Meyers) on his Broadway Video/Titmouse produced show "Waco Valley". Additionally in 2014 I started Song Dynasty Incorporated, a music production company and library for TV and film.
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