Producer, Audio Engineer, Guitarist
Jacob Zang is a musician who is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As a producer and engineer, he has worked many local bands, solo artists singer/songwriters, gigging professionals, and other large and small ensembles. He has also worked commercially for the IEMMA Broadcast Network, Pittsburgh Creators’ Project, and Duquesne University. He has additional experience working with five time GRAMMY award winner, Jay Dudt, at MCG Jazz. Jacob has also worked as a staff engineer at Audible Images Recording Studios. Currently, he works as a freelance producer/engineer at Pittsburgh's premiere recording studio, Red Caiman Studios.
As a guitarist, Jacob has been playing professionally for over ten years. He has been involved with almost all environments that a guitarist can be involved with. Jacob shows great versatility on his instrument in the studio and on the stage, playing in the genres of rock, funk, country, blues, acoustic, worship, ambient, jazz, RnB, gospel, and more. As an artist, he regularly plays public-facing shows with his band Fusion Illusion, and Steel Mill Rising. As a sideman, he is the Music Director for both America’s Got Talent performer Ashley Marina’s stage band, and for Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church’s Worship Band. Also, he has backed up legendary Doo Wop and Oldies artists such as Lou Christie, The Drifters, and Jimmie Ross of the Jaggerz. He has studied privately with Mark Koch, Eric Susoeff, Thomas Kikta, Alex Price, Jay Weaver, and Scott Elliot. Jacob also has experience working as a musical theater pit musician, and private lessons teacher, and drumline instructor. Jacob endorses Wampler Pedals.
In 2023, Jacob graduated from Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music. His degree is in Music Technology with a concentration in Sound Recording Technology, and a focus in Jazz Guitar. He finished as the President of the Duquesne University Chapter of the Audio Engineering Society.
Listen to my demo reels as a producer/engineer, and as a guitarist. Visit each of the respected pages for a more information, and a more detailed portfolio.
Fusion Illusion - Sand
Steel Mill Rising - Edge of Innocence
Duquesne University Faculty Jazz Ensemble -
Get Me to the Church on Time
Maria Constantine - Shadows In My Room
Robert Traugh - Cartwheeling
Olympic Village - Killer on the Run
ZZ Top - La Grange
Fusion Illusion - Work It Out
Maria Constantine -
Is This As Clear As It Gets?
Hoagy Carmichael - Stardust
Rachel Whitcomb - A Fifth at a Time
Steel Mill Rising - No More