Who is Saul Z?

"I am a lifelong creator of music"

Way back when...
in Bayside Queens, NY, from the age of 3 years old, before I could actually complete sentences, I was writing songs.  
Here I am today, still much like a 3 year old, and still writing music always.
Most of the kids I knew were into video games, beer, drugs etc...
All that I cared about was making music. 
There were no cell phones, there was no internet,
Music was valuable and people treasured it.
I searched for others that were equally passionate about making music.
So for me, like many others, it was in my blood from the very beginning, and making music was all that I thought about. 
It was during those early years that my older brother turned me on to bands like
The Beatles, The Who, The Cars, The Police, Yes, Black Sabbath, Rush, King Crimson etc...
That fueled my creativity in a big way.
I got my hands on a basic four track tape machine and began a journey recording  my music.
I released my first solo album when I was 13 years old.
That’s when it REALLY started.  
 
We fast forward…
 I spend much of my time performing around the US and Canada.
Currently though I'm playing/producing/mixing my own music at STUDIO Z.
Constructing new music, exploring new sounds and pushing technology is my happy place :)
Studio Z is my recording space with more than everything one would ever need to be creative..
I’ve released fifteen of my own studio albums now, one live album and Iv'e played with SO many other
major and independent acts.   
During this journey I've secured two major recording contracts,
two major publishing deals, and have toured around the world several times
playing my music and music by artists that I highly respect.  

Some of the highlights…
Touring with Ace Frehely, Adrian Belew, Crash Test Dummies etc.... 
Performing thousands of shows all over the globe. I even remember some of them.
Mixing / tracking music for other artists such as Adrian Belew, Crash Test Dummies,
Blue Oyster Cult, Taylor Dayne, Sarah Lake, ATB and sooo many others.
About 300 years ago, I was in the first American band to ever play in Red Square, Moscow, in front of 70,000 insane fans.
Being featured on the cover of Guitar Magazine with Carlos Santana with a full feature article inside. 
Mentions/reviews in almost every guitar and bass magazine 
I've been been featured on Fox news several times.
But the biggest and most important highlights are when the music that I make has an impact on people.
And with that in mind this journey still rolls on...
There's still so much to do.
 
Soooo...
For those of you who are just now discovering my catalog of music and videos, welcome aboard and thanks for listening.  
For those of you who have been on board and know all of this already,
I love you, and know that you are the fuel that keeps me going.
The music has been heard in many films and tv shows, including...  
Crazy Love, Men In Trees, Party Of Five, 24, Wonderful World, Dirt, Beautiful People, Army Wives, Arrested Development and more that I can't remember right now :)
Maybe you’ve heard the song “Holiday” or “Chasin’ It” on major radio stations in the past.
Or maybe you've caught my band or one of my solo shows as I've been out on a USA or Canadian tour?
I do hope you liked the show.
AND... I'm excited to have launched a new audio production school at studio z.
 
anyhoot..
Onward and forward...
Thanks again to those who have enjoyed my music over the years.
Keep tuning in... 
New music is always coming.
There's a new film coming!
I'm grateful for all of you.
 
 
 
NICE PEOPLE SAYING STUFF...
 

"Songwriter/Producer/Guitarist Saul Zonana Releases His Most Accomplished Album to Date.  'Fix The Broken' is a Confident, Unexpected Mash-up of Progressive Pop Sounds and Old-Fashioned Rock. Brilliant Work"!
Top 40 Charts.com

"I first heard Saul’s name in 2003 when his CD Waves was released and his song “Holiday” was in heavy rotation. I bought the CD and was immediately a fan". http://boropulse.com
Jessica Kelsner,
Boropulse.com
 
"The mix is delicious, a huge collective landscape with plenty of sweetness on top and enough clarity down low for Zonana’s expert melodic sensibility on the bass to shoot right through. So who is Saul Zonana really? How about a brilliant songwriter/producer/engineer who happens to be a great bassist, guitarist, and lead singer? Accurate or not, we should all have such problems defining ourselves".
Bryan Beller,
Bass Player Magazine
http://www.bassplayer.com

 "With a track record that goes back to the 1990’s, NYC-bred, Nashville based Saul Zonona is no stranger to getting the best out of artists. Being a record producer is one thing, but as a pop artist in his own right, Saul equally has few peers. As a singer singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer / multi-instrumentalist, Saul once again gets it all together on his 2013 CD entitled Fix The Broken. Even though he set a bench mark for sonic excellence with his 2006 Love Over Money CD, 2013’s Fix The Broken maintains its sonic cool and offers up yet another worthy Zonana album. I’m pretty sure Saul can play drums, but on Fix The Broken he plays everything except drums, here employing the talents of 3 different drummers along with several other players and a 3 piece cello section. Saul Zonana delivers yet another pop masterpiece with Fix The Broken".
www.MWE3.COM
 

I'm also loving the latest album from Saul Zonana"Devolving".   Saul is a favorite of mine and his latest album is just great. It should have easily made into my top Power Pop albums last year, had I not missed it.  Only nine tracks this time but eveyyone a gem. 
I've loved every release Saul's made in his 15 year recording career.  He always manages to weave in great chord progressions into smart pop songs. In recent years, he's incorporate some prog elements but he hasn't lost his pop smarts.  I'd recommend every album he's released.  Saul does a great job of distributing his music and you can purchase almost every track he's released on his web site.    I've compiled just a few tracks he hasn't officially released.  These are the audio from several "live in the studio videos" that he recorded in his home studio in Nashville last year. Great tracks.  If you don't know Saul's music, consider these a taster.  You'll want to purchase the rest of this talented artist's catalog".
POP FAIR
'classic rock website'

 

ABOUT THE ALBUMS...

 

Here's what some cool people are saying:

Love the record! (no surprise there) “Yesterday”... heavy, sweet, beautiful. “You Against the World"...classic super Saul power.
And OMG: “Comeback”...! I want it to be 10 minutes long so I just loop it 3 or 4 times to get my fill. Daily. Great work.
Heavy rotation in the Fettersmobile. Thank you ?? ❤️
Rob Fetters (The Bears, The Raisins, Psychodots)

We listened to your music on the way to school this morning.
You are REALLY GOOD!! I can hear some John Lennon, Rush, and maybe some Genesis influences in your music - some of my favorites!
John O'Neill

Your new album IN THE MEANTIME is awesome and will not leave my playlist. I wish it had more minutes to it but the time zips by. There are several legit hit singles in any number of alternate universes here.
J.H.Peters

Zonana's new album "In The Meantime" is no surprise. Again, his latest album is chock full of great melodies along with beautiful complexities
that show Saul Zonana's wide range of musical intellect.
Easy to listen to for fans of all kinds of music.
Jerry Easton