Mark Zubek

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Mark Zubek
Zubek performs in Toronto, Canada, in 2008
Zubek performs in Toronto, Canada, in 2008
Background information
Born (1974-06-19) June 19, 1974 (age 46)
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Occupation(s)Musician, producer

Mark Zubek (born June 19, 1974) is a record producer, songwriter, and jazz musician.[1] His songwriting and production styles are influenced by pop, rock, R&B, hip-hop, and jazz. He was discovered by Betty Carter, who wrote lyrics for and performed a composition of his.[2]

Zubek is a member of the Toronto Songwriters' Association and has written jingles for companies like Coca-Cola, Dunkin' Donuts and the Discovery Channel.[3]

Zubek writes and produces albums for singers and bands, arranges, plays instruments, and does sound engineering from his studio.[4]


As leader[edit]

Zubek has two solo jazz records out on Fresh Sound Records: "Horse With a Broken Leg" (2000) and "twentytwodollarfishlunch" (2009).[1]

Additional information[edit]


All About Jazz Magazine: Toronto-based bass player, songwriter, and producer Mark Zubek epitomizes his many cross-genres skills in the fields of jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and pop. Zubek's compositions revolve around his propulsive playing and the fat sound of his upright bass. Zubek's impressive vision and original compositions succeeds in blurring the artificial boundaries between jazz and other popular genres.[1]

The All Music Guide says that Zubek gets a remarkably fat, woody sound from his instrument[5]

Whole Note Magazine: Zubek is a Toronto native who has recently moved back home after studies at Boston's Berklee College, 10 years in New York performing and producing recordings, a number of world travels and collaborations with the likes of Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, Jack DeJohnette and Dave Holland (July/August 9).[citation needed]

Jazz Times Magazine 2009: Well crafted with a definite the 21st century Jazz Messengers...this is punk-jazz for now people.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Hareuveni, Eyal (3 March 2009). "Mark Zubek: twentytwodollarfishlunches". AllAboutJazz. Retrieved 17 August 2020.
  2. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2006). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings. Penguin. p. 1413. ISBN 978-0-14-102327-4.CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  3. ^ Hahn, David J. (2009-02-23). "Musician Profile: Mark Zubek on the Canada Council for the Arts". Archived from the original on 2012-03-02.
  4. ^ "". Retrieved 2020-08-25.
  5. ^ Horse with a Broken Leg - Mark Zubek | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic, retrieved 2020-08-25
  6. ^ Mergner, Lee. (November 2009), "Reviews Undertones", JazzTimes America's Jazz Magazine (Madavor Media) 39 (7): 80, ISSN 0272-572X