Zac Zinger ザック・ジンガー

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

Awards

  • 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

Credits

Discography

  • Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition (2018), CAPCOM Composer, Arranger, Saxophones

  • Final Fantasy XV Original Soundtrack Volume 2 (2018) Bansuri, Shinobue

  • 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

  • Reflections (2018), Bryce Kanzer Shakuhachi, Bansuri

  • 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

Film/Commercials

  • 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

Bands

  • 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