What they’re saying about ZASKA’s live show…

Golden Plec

“You’ll be hard pressed to find a more joyous musical experience in Ireland”

Hot Press

“As impressive as the Zaska experience is on record, the live show featuring his earth-shaking eight-piece band is an incomparable experience and one not to be missed.”


“This was such a fun night! Jamming with these banger merchants again.”

Irish Braggadocio

“…a welcome ray of sunshine after a downpour of rain. Zaska with his eccentric crowd interaction gave everyone that jammed into this small stage a well needed lift and left everyone joining in to his festival long conga line as he continued with his funkadelic guitar performance.”

Western People

“…his live shows are a force to be reckoned with.”

ZASKA blends positive vibes with

neo-soul, modern funk, and jazz

7 to 10 piece band with vocals & horns



  Live Showreel

What they’re saying about ZASKA’s MUSIC…

The Irish Times

“This new record is a benchmark example of the talent that exists in this country.”

Hot Press

“Adopting a magpie-like approach, Zaska plunders the worlds of neo-soul, funk, hip-hop, rock and jazz, making for an enjoyably idiosyncratic listen.”

Golden Plec

“Zaska has become one of the most talked about artists in the Irish music scene.”

Applause Music

“…encapsulates the planned chaos of jazz, the uniform mania of funk…”


“one of the most unique and exciting albums in recent memory”

Listen To Discover

“Showcasing sophisticated songwriting and ridiculously catchy hooks, it will be in your head for days.”

Dublin Gazette

“Max Zaska is a hard man to put in a nice, easy-to-grasp box.”

About Max Zaska

Max Zaska is a guitarist, songwriter, musical director, and producer best known for his feel-good blend of modern funk, neo-soul, and indie jazz. With collaborations featuring Irish vocalists from Hozier to Tolü Makay, Max’s band ZASKA brings his original songs to life.

ZASKA’s second album, A Better Way, will be released in 2022 and has a sustainability theme. It features vocalists Tolü Makay, Faye O’Rourke (Soda Blonde), Melina Malone, J Smith, Jess Kav, and more. 2019’s critically acclaimed debut album, It Takes A Village, features over 25 performers including Wyvern Lingo and Loah.

In 2021, Max produced and co-wrote 2 albums as part of the ambitious collaborative project, MåsExödus, blending contemporary jazz with hip hop elements. The music and a concert film by legendary hip hop photographer B+ (Brian Cross) will be released in 2022.

As Musical Director for live shows and broadcast performances, Max worked with R&B rising star Tolü Makay in 2021, and in 2020 with Choice Prize-winning hip hop phenom Denise Chaila and her narolane label-mates God Knows and MuRli.

Named one of Ireland’s best guitarists, Max Zaska has a B.A. in Jazz Performance from the prestigious Newpark Music Centre (DCU) in Dublin and has played with jazz legends in Brazil, Italy, and Canada.

Max Zaska lives with his wife and 3 young children in the Kildare countryside.