zBug | industrial jazz unit

Above Photo: © 2015 Brian McMillen


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zBug is the premiere industrial jazz unit based in San Francisco, CA that presents structured improvisational music sets, based on architecture.

  • David Leikam — NS Design CR6 cello, Moog synthesizers, piano
  • Sheila Bosco — drums, keyboard
  • Timothy Orr — drums, percussion
  • Sean Price — modular synthesizers, electro-beats

“The sacred geometry of zBug is no small thing. So enormous, in fact, that it’s invisible.”
— Tyran Grillo, AllAboutJazz

“… zBug sounds very similar to Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Trio!”
— John Baffa, Sound Engineer – CalArts/Lou Reed’s MM3: The Creation Of The Universe

Album Releases

2014

  • Splitting Glass/Twilight Sunrise [EP]

(David Leikam, Sheila Bosco, Fred Malouf)

ARTICLE: David Leikam/zBug’s Splitting Glass / Twilight Sunrise on AllAboutJazz

2010

  • The Wild Beast

(David Leikam, Zachary Morris, Sheila Bosco, Sean Price)

2009

  • Passings of A Window Sil

(David Leikam, Zachary Morris, Eric km Clark, Bill Leikam)

2007

  • 3, 2, 1 … Live!

(David Leikam, Zachary Morris, Sheila Bosco)

A Brief zBug History

  • 2015/16: zBug quartet begins, Then4.
  • 2014: Sean rejoined. Timothy Orr joined.
  • 2011: Zachary and Sean left. Fred Malouf joined. zBug trio.
  • 2010: Craig Latta left.
  • 2009: Craig Latta and Sean Price joined. z_bug quintet/sextet.
  • 2007: Sheila Bosco joined z_bug.
  • 2006: David Leikam and Zachary Morris commenced z_bug with We Are Not Installing A Toilet Here.

Featured with zBug

  • Clifford Brown III — trumpet
  • Eric km Clark — violin
  • Patrick Cress — saxophone
  • Doug Ellington — trumpet
  • Eddie Gale — trumpet
  • Bill Leikam — voice
  • Mark Pino — drums
  • Rent Romus — saxophone
  • Moe! Staiano — drums