ZEAL IMAGES is Zak Shelby-Szyszko’s chameleon-like, catch-all creative consultancy and project management entity focused primarily on the music industry – from artist development to record label operations . . . and everything else in between.
Working closely with the world-renowned “Jazz Detective” and co-president of Resonance Records, Zev Feldman, for the past 8 years, Zak has been an instrumental asset as an associate producer, project manager or coordinator on countless highly-acclaimed archival jazz productions for labels such as Blue Note Records, Verve, Impulse!, Resonance Records, Elemental Music, Tompkins Square and Reel To Real Productions.
The images are diverse and unique, with photography credits in The New York Times, The Detroit News/Free Press, The Wall Street Journal, Echoes Magazine (UK) and La Vanguardia (Barcelona), and film/video production credits on the Eminem film “8 Mile” and his “Mockingbird” music video, and EPKs for artists and non-profit theater groups.
As a booking agent for the eclectic, cult, gonzo soul legend SWAMP DOGG, Zak was responsible for revitalizing his presence on the NYC scene with engagements at the BAM R&B Festival at MetroTech, City Winery, Southpaw, and the Lincoln Center Out of Doors series.