Zac Zinger

Composer, Arranger, Multi-Instrumentalist

"You make me want to go home and practice."  -Benny Golson, jazz legend

"I'm very excited to see what Zac is doing with the shakuhachi." -James Nyoraku Schlefer, shakuhachi Grand Master


  • 2016 Asian Cultural Council Artist Grant
  • 2015 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award
  • 2014 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award
  • 2013 ASCAP Johnny Mandel Prize
  • 2013 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award
  • 2012 ASCAP Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award
  • 2010 Herb Pomeroy Composition/Arranging Award
  • 2009 Herb Pomeroy Composition/Arranging Award
  • 2007 Pittsburgh Jazz Society Leadership Award
  • 2007 Irene S. and Harry Louik Theatre Arts Award



  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (2018), CAPCOM                             Composer, Arranger, Saxophones
  • RWBY Soundtrack, Vol. 5 (2018), Jeff Williams                                   Horn Arranger, Alto/Tenor/Bari Sax
  • Press Start! (2018), 8-Bit Big Band                                                            Tenor/Soprano Sax, Shakuhachi
  • All for a Few Good Waves (2018), YouTooCanWoo                           Baritone Saxophone
  • RWBY Soundtrack, Vol. 3 (2016), Jeff Williams                                   Horn Arranger, Alto/Tenor Sax, EWI
    • #1 album overall on iTunes, May 2016                                 
  • Street Fighter V Original Soundtrack (2016)                                           Composer, Arranger, Flute, Clarinet
  • Monster Hunter: The Jazz (2015), CAPCOM, featuring ZZG       Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Saxes, Shakuhachi
  • Okami Jazz Arrange (2015), CAPCOM, featuring ZZG                   Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Saxes, Flute, Clarinet,  Shakuhachi
  • RWBY Soundtrack, Vol. 2 (2014), Jeff Williams                                   Horn Arranger, Alto/Tenor Sax, EWI
    • #1 soundtrack on iTunes, #13 overall , December '14                                
  • The Technological Imperative (2014), Project Blue Book                Alto Sax, Shakuhachi, EWI
  • Endlessly [single] (2014), Uncle Kracker                                                 String Arranger
  • Harp Seduction (2014), Athy ElectricHarper                                        Arranger, Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet, EWI
  • Cold Feet (2012), Kozue Kuriyama                                                             Soprano/Alto Sax, Flute
  • Monster Hunter Swing (2012), CAPCOM                                                Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Saxes, Flute, Clarinet,  EWI
  • Opposites Attract (2011), Lili Sommerfield                                            Tenor Sax
  • Octave (2011), Jazz Revelation Records                                                Composer, Bandleader, Alto Sax
  • VGO (2011), Video Game Orchestra                                                        Production Manager, Arranger, Saxes, EWI
  • Scattered Hopeless Hearts (2010), Michael Bermudez                    Arranger
  • Dedication (2009), Jazz Revelation Records                                        Composer, Bandleader, Alto Sax
  • Sean Hayden (2009), Sean Hayden                                                             Soprano/Alto Sax

Video Games

  • The Take (2018)                                                                                                      Composer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Saxes, Flute, Clarinet
  • Honor of Kings (2018)                                                                                         Bansuri, Dizi
  • Final Fantasy XV: Assassin's Festival (2017)                                             Bansuri, Shinobue
  • Moonlight Blade OL (2017)                                                                              Dizi (Chinese Flute)
  • Legend of Xuan Yuan (2017)                                                                            Dizi (Chinese Flute)
  • Street Fighter V (2016)                                                                                        Composer, Arranger, Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet
  • Armed and Gelatinous (2015)                                                                          Composer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer, Saxophones
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Side Stories (2014)                                                   Composer, Arranger, Orchestrator, Flute, Clarinet
  • Asteroid Hater (2013)                                                                                          Composer, Sound Designer
  • The Charlatan (2012)                                                                                           Composer, Orchestrator, Sound Designer, Flute, Clarinet
  • Island Plus Adventure (2011)                                                                           Composer, Arranger, Sound Designer
  • Chamber of the Stone Skull (2011)                                                                Composer, Arranger, Sound Designer, EWI
  • The Filth and the Fury (2010)                                                                           Composer, Arranger, Sound Designer, Saxes, Flute Clarinet


  • Meeting MacGuffin (2017, stop-motion animation)                   Composer, Orchestrator, Mixing Engineer, Flute, Clarinet, Sax
  • Lazer Team (2016, feature-length sci-fi comedy)                        Horn Arranger, Saxophones
  • Fiber One (2016, commercial)                                                              Composer, Arranger, Alto Saxophone
  • Gilead Pharmaceuticals (2016, commercial)                               Composer, Arranger, Mixing Engineer
  • RWBY (2015, animation)                                                                         Big Band Arranger, Saxophones
  • Mobile Suit Gundam: Blue Destiny (2014, Trailer)                         Arranger, Orchestrator, Flute, Clarinet
  • Noah (2012, feature-length drama)                                                   Composer, Orchestrator, Mixing Engineer       
  • Out of Alignment (2012, feature-length comedy)                       Composer, Orchestrator, Mixing Engineer, Flute, Clarinet, Saxes
  • Perista (2010, short film, animation)                                                  Composer, Orchestrator, Conductor

Musical Theatre

  • 24-Hour Musicals (2013-present, NYC)                                          Music Supervisor, Lead Copyist, Saxophones, Flute, Clarinet, EWI
  • Allegiance (2016, Broadway musical)                                                 Alto Sax, Clarinet Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Shinobue, Bansuri
    • Reed 1 substitute
  • The Scythe of Time (NYMF, 2016)                                                          Flute, Clarinet, EWI, Bansuri
  • Larson Legacy Concert (Adelphi University, 2015)                       Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, EWI
  • Japan Day in Central Park (Gorgeous Ent., 2014-2015)            Composer, bandleader, Shakuhachi
  • Little Shop of Horrors (Barnstormers Theatre, 2014)                 Tenor sax, Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo
  • How to Succeed in Business... (Boston Theatre Co., 2012)       Alto sax, Clarinet, Flute
  • The Drowsy Chaperone (Turtle Lane Playhouse, 2011)             Soprano/Alto/Tenor sax, Flute, Clarinet
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show (Club Oberon, 2009)                          Tenor sax
  • The South Park Musical (Berklee College of Music, 2008)      Alto sax, flute
  • The Rat Pack is Back (Heinz Hall, 2008)                                             Tenor sax, clarinet


  • Zac Zinger Group (2007-present)                                                       Composer, Arranger, Bandleader, Saxophones, Shakuhachi, EWI
  • KAI (2013-present)                                                                                      Composer, Arranger, Bandleader, Shakuhachi
  • Adam Neely's Jazz School (2018-present)                                    Alto Saxophone, Shakuhachi
    • New Caracas (2011-present)                                                                Soprano/Alto Sax, Flute, bansuri
    • Standard Procedures (2015-present)                                              Soprano/Alto Sax, Flute, Shakuhachi, Clarinet
    • Mario Frangoulis (2014-2017)                                                             Clarinet, Flute, Alto Sax, Shakuhachi, Bansuri
      • Opened for Smokey Robinson
    • Fat City Band (2012-2015)                                                                    Alto/Tenor Sax
    • Final Stage (2013-2014)                                                                          Alto sax, Flute, Clarinet, EWI, Shakuhachi
    • Project Blue Book (2011-2013)                                                          Alto Sax, EWI                                        
    • Beantown Swing Orchestra (2011-2013)                                    Alto/Tenor Sax, Flute, Clarinet