Zane Kuchera
617-765-4893
mail@zanekuchera.com
http://www.zanekuchera.com


Zane Kuchera is a Boston-area music producer, singer, songwriter, lyricist, and pianist. He is a composer for film, stage, and local performers in the genres of Pop, Jazz, R&B, Soul, and Classical. 


He is a member of ASCAP, BACA, NOMTI, and BSW. Zane is an alumnus of Berklee College of Music, where he majored in Contemporary Writing and Production, minored in Film Scoring, with voice and piano as his principal instruments. He possesses a degree in Lyric Writing from the Berklee College of Music extension school. Zane has taught voice and piano.

 

Discography:
1) Stage Work - Unproduced Instrumentals For Musical Theatre
©, Zane Kuchera, 2010
℗ 2010 Zane Kuchera/Zane Kuchera Records (ASCAP), All Rights Reserved World Wide 
Genre: Easy Listening: Musicals/Broadway
A dynamic and emotionally charged collection of contemporary orchestrated instrumental music intended for the live stage.

 
2) Scary Night Train (Single)
©, Zane Kuchera, 2010
℗ 2010 Zane Kuchera/Zane Kuchera Records (ASCAP), All Rights Reserved World Wide 
Genre: Classical: Film Music
Halloween season scary train and rain music.

 
3) Horror House (Single)
©, Zane Kuchera, 2010
℗ 2010 Zane Kuchera/Zane Kuchera Records (ASCAP), All Rights Reserved World Wide 
Genre: Classical: Film Music
A Halloween scary orchestrated soundtrack including a creaky door, wolf howl and growl, gunshot, strings, and a pipe organ.

 
4) In The Light - Angelic Invocations
©, Pamela Trosino and Zane Kuchera, 2009
℗ 2009 Zane Kuchera/Zane Kuchera Records (ASCAP), All Rights Reserved World Wide 
Genre: New Age: Meditation
60 minutes of guided angelic meditations and accompanying new age music. It's a chance for you to establish a quiet time to reflect, relax, and renew in the presence of the angels.

 
5) Zane Kuchera Records Presents Singer/Songwriter Showcase Volume I
©, Zane Kuchera, 2008
℗ 2008 Zane Kuchera/Zane Kuchera Records (ASCAP), All Rights Reserved World Wide 
Genre: Pop
An eclectic mix of 22 songs in the genres of Folk, Pop, Jazz, Cabaret, and R&B from various recording artists.

 
6) Shakespeare's "As You Like It" - A New Musical Soundtrack
©, Zane Kuchera, 2006
℗ 2006 Zane Kuchera/Zane Kuchera Records (ASCAP), All Rights Reserved World Wide 
Genre: Easy Listening: Musicals/Broadway
A smooth blend of warm vocals and a lush orchestral contemporary arrangement of new music for Shakespeare's play "As You Like It", using Shakespeare's lyrics. Soundtrack ready for stage production. Score available. Contains all original instrumental musical compositions to Shakespeare's lyrics. This work was inspired and used by the Gazebo Players of Medfield, Massachusetts in July of 2006, directed by David Logan-Morrow, plus vocal performances of those songs by Zane Kuchera. 

 
7) Patterns
©, Zane Kuchera, 2005
℗ 2005 Zane Kuchera/ZTK Productions (ASCAP), All Rights Reserved World Wide 
Genre: 80’s Pop
Warm, sensual, deep, lush, male vocals with rich musical arrangements weaving through the emotional life journey from adolescence into adulthood. An original collection of Pop/Soft Rock songs about love, life, and relationships.

 

Accomplishments:
  • 2014 Joined forces with TAXI - The World’s Leading Independent A&R Company
  • 2014 Composing, scoring, recording for orchestra, music for the new musical "SHARPS", story by Joseph Shrand. Co-writing the book.
  • 2013 Composing, scoring, and recording for orchestra, all of the music for the new musical "THE FLAMINGO RED TEA ROOM", by playwright Martha Patterson
  • 2013 Composed, scored, recorded all of the music, and co-wrote the lyrics for the new musical "LILY", by playwright Martha Patterson
  • 2012 Composed, orchestrated, and mixed a film score for the short animation film "I'm Not Alone" by Tiffany Cooper
  • 2011 Composed, orchestrated, and mixed a film score for a Clinique Advertisement by Victoria Rivera
  • 2011 Berklee College of Music, Advanced Orchestration 2
  • 2010 Berklee College of Music, Counterpoint
  • 2010 Composed, orchestrated, mastered, and released CD single "Scary Night Train"
  • 2010 Composed, orchestrated, mastered, and released CD "Stage Work - Unproduced Instrumentals For Musical Theatre"
  • 2010 Composed, orchestrated, mastered, and released CD single "Horror House"
  • 2010 Produced and engineered "Lonely Boy", recorded by Jamie Murphy
  • 2010 Produced and engineered "Just Loving Me" by Jamie Murphy
  • 2009 Berklee College of Music, Orchestration
  • 2009 Scored music for independent film “Catching On” by Chuck Pistorino
  • 2009 Scored music for theatre musical “Parsifal” by David Morrow
  • 2009 Composed, arranged, and recorded music for “In The Light - Angelic Invocations” meditation CD by Pam Trosino
  • 2009 Arranged and engineered “Singing To Learn" educational music CD by the Lexington School System
  • 2008 Scored music for independent film “Safety Deposit Dreams” by Zachary Wilson
  • 2008 Produced and engineered “Singer/Songwriter Showcase” music CD featuring Zola, Elena J, Amy Syd, Jon Gilbert Leavitt, Rachel Katz, Zane Kuchera, Jenee Halstead, Martha Rogers, and Wayne Fritsche
  • 2007 Berklee College of Music, Music Production and Engineering
  • 2007 Berklee College of Music, Blues and Rock Piano Performance
  • 2007 Featured vocal performer at The Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham, MA
  • 2006 Arranged and engineered “Girl In The Picture Frame” music CD by Rachel Katz
  • 2006 Arranged and engineered “An Arm Full of Flowers” music CD by Amy Syd
  • 2006 Composed arranged keyboardist vocalist produced engineered “Shakespeare’s As You Like It - A New Musical Soundtrack” music CD
  • 2006 Music Director arranger composer for theatre musical Shakespeare In The Park, “As You Like It”
  • 2006 Berklee College of Music, Film Scoring
  • 2006 Keyboardist vocalist at BACA Open House, Club Cafe, Boston, MA
  • 2005 Music Composer transcriber for theatre musical “Surviving The Nian” by Melissa Li, The Theater Offensive, Boston, MA
  • 2005 Music Director arranger composer for theatre musical “Shelter” by Doug Allen
  • 2005 Berklee College of Music, Lyric Writing Degree
  • 2004 Berklee College of Music, Contemporary Writing and Production Major, Voice Department
  • 2003 Mastering engineer for “Zola’s Jollypop Stagecoach” music CD by Zola Shuman
  • 2003 Keyboardist vocalist at TCAN The Center For Arts In Natick, Natick, MA
  • 2002 Composed arranged keyboardist vocalist produced engineered “Patterns” music CD
  • 1999 Keyboardist vocalist at Coffeehouse At The Mews, Provincetown, MA

Videos:

YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=zane+kuchera&search_type=&aq=f)

 

Stores Selling Zane’s Music:
iTunes
 (https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/zane-kuchera/id80940657)
(https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/in-light-angelic-invocations/id312517296)
CdBaby
 (http://cdbaby.com/all/zanekuchera)
Amazon
 (http://www.amazon.com/s/qid=1226856599/ref=sr_f2_all?ie=UTF8&rs=&keywords=Zane%20Kuchera&rh=i%3Adigital-music%2Ck%3AZane%20Kuchera%2Ci%3Adigital-music-track)
(http://www.amazon.com/s?_encoding=UTF8&field-artist=Zane%20Kuchera&search-alias=music)

 

Influences:
Stephen Schwartz, Stephen Sondheim, Burt Bacharach, Carole King, John Bucchino, Jimmy Webb, Barbra Streisand, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Bach, Mozart, Sting, Diana Ross, Jennifer Holiday, Cher, Deborah Cox, Madonna, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, David Bowie, Sade, Luther Vandross, Josh Groban, Whitney Houston, Annie Lennox, Taylor Dayne, Dionne Warwick, B.J. Thomas, Mariah Carey, Brenda Russell, George Michael, Bonnie Raitt, Stephanie Mills, Kenny Loggins, Peter Gabriel, David Benoit, Curtis Stigers, Bruce Hornsby, Michael Feinstein, Anita Baker, Regina Belle, Joshua Kadison, Sarah McLachian, James Taylor 

 

Quotes:
“Zane Kuchera is a talented, conscientious, music producer/writer/ recording engineer. I hired Zane a number of times to produce/record my original songs. Zane is skilled in music production and has a professional attitude to match. I would not hesitate to recommend Zane for a variety of creative musical projects, including scoring for jingles and film/video.” - Jamie Murphy (Musician / Songwriter / Recording Artist)

 
"Zane worked with me composing the music for the five songs William Shakespeare wrote for his play, AS YOU LIKE IT. Unlike some composers, Zane readily understood what was needed and went about the task without flinching! Working with Zane was indeed a pleasure and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
..music is unique, beautiful, powerful, personal and moving. When a singer can open up his soul and share his feelings with people he's never met -- that's an artist." - David Logan-Morrow (playwright)

 
"In every song, Zane wears his heart on his sleeve, and it's a gorgeous heart. Zane's strong tenor rings out with understated candor" - Lindsay Cobb (Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange)

 
"You were professional, experienced, skilled, and extraordinarily reliable. You were familiar and confident with your work, and it was an absolute pleasure to work with you. Not to mention you were friendly, supportive, and easy to work with! I highly recommend you for any type of composition, transcribing, or notation work" -Melissa Li (playwright, composer "Surviving The Nian", The Theater Offensive, Boston, MA)

 
"I was so pleased to witness Zane's debut as a solo cabaret singer at Amazing Things this week. Zane is a true delight as a person: kind and gentle and compassionate with a well of emotions that is both deep and very near the surface. These words could also be used to describe him as a performer. In a set that included John Bucchino, Jimmy Webb, and original work, Zane charmed and moved all of us and delivered a very special 40 minutes of warmth on a cold night. Bravo, Zane!" - Wayne Fritsche (Actor/Songwriter/Vocalist)

 
“An engaging performance where Zane, with his tall and handsome elegance, peers into your soul
with his clear blue eyes and caresses you with his warm soothing vocals. He delivers the song directly to your heart from his with a beautiful balance of raw emotion infused with passion and musical technique.” - Zola (Recording Artist/Songwriter/TulipSongs International)

 
"Zane Kuchera sings with conviction - allowing the words to come through him and have meaning for him and the audience. His lovely tenor voice is a pleasure to hear.
"You were absolutely wonderful - so open, so sincere, so communicative, so real. And you sang beautifully. Thank you for a splendid evening." - Leslie Holmes (Host, Amazing Things Arts Center)