"Zaba" is a rock ensemble led by multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer Tristan Zaba. Tristan's music covers a wide variety of styles, including material for rock band as well as pieces premiered across the country by new and experimental music ensembles. Ranging from hard rock to freeform experimentation to pre-arranged art music with expanded classical instrumentation, "Zaba" is known for delivering enjoyable, accessible shows where everyone can find something to latch on to.
Having been compared to Frank Zappa and his "Mothers" by Doug Kretchmer of Community New Commons, audience interaction, theatrics, humour, and experimentation are staples of any "Zaba" show. However, all these qualities reach critical mass at Tristan's Zabathons. Zabathons are annual spectaculars put on to showcase the full range of Tristan's original work. Large projects include the recent premiere of his opera, I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon (At Zabathon II). a philosophical science-fiction work based on the short story by Philip K. Dick, his band's upcoming album The Mosaic Suite to be released in August 2017, and the video adaptation of said album, which is currently under production and being graciously funded by the University of Manitoba Faculty of Music.
Tristan Zaba - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Flute
Isaac Zee - Backing Vocals, Violin
Nicolas Pura - Bass Guitar
Kerrigan Salnikowski - Drums, Percussion