“You’ll be hard pressed to find a more joyous musical experience in Ireland”
“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.”
“…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
The Irish Times
“Adopting a magpie-like approach, Zaska plunders the worlds of neo-soul, funk, hip-hop, rock and jazz, making for an enjoyably idiosyncratic listen.”
“…encapsulates the planned chaos of jazz, the uniform mania of funk…”
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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.