I'm a New York City born-and-raised saxophonist and performer. I play all sizes of saxophones and clarinets, specializing in the low winds (baritone & bass saxes, bass & contra-alto clarinets). I lead the psycho-mambo band Gato Loco, as well as The Green Mambo, The New York Fowl Harmonic, and Egypt 2000. I'm the creator of the Flame-O-Phone, (a fire-breathing saxophone) and the Clar-O-Box, (an ever-evolving acoustic electronic super clarinet). I formed the Baritone Army in 2008, which now has groups around the world. I compose avidly for my own bands and others’. I make stop-motion videos. I DJ on WKCR, and I write articles and music pieces for The Redhook Star Revue.
My music stems from a deep love and appreciation of latin music styles, while fused with the downtown avant-garde music he grew up with. Loud, brash, and in your face, it's always attempting to subvert the listener away from their daily life, not merely to entertain but to accost and confuse. Gato Loco has released 2 records with Germany-based record label, Winter & Winter, the first of which was recorded live in Bordeaux, and the second being a re-imagination of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem.
I’ve been featured in the NY Times; played on Saturday Night Live with Father John Misty and Vampire Weekend; done shows with The Violent Femmes, Patti Smith, The Jayhawks, and hundreds more. My animations have been featured in Billboard magazine, and my flame-o-phone videos have racked up millions of “viral” views.
When not playing music, I watch alot of movies, go urban-exploring, and have been known to dabble in street-art. Politically, I consider myself a Harpo Marxist. I was married in 2010 to the wonderful Irene Carroll, and we welcomed our baby Viola Zeniuk to the world on June 10th. You can check out my Wikipedia page here
I play a bunch of horns, including : C-soprano, alto, tenor, bari & bass saxophones; soprano, bass & contra-alto clarinets; flute; oboe, english horn & bassoon (limited ability, only!)
I'm thrilled to play Fred Lebayle mouthpieces. They're the best!