Zak is one of the most in demand drummers in LA. His clients include Stevie Wonder, The B-52’s, NFL on Fox, Paramount, Sony Music, & Warner Bros. Zak has an innovative style and solid back-beat to fit just about any style of music or playing situation. He has also been on sessions for Justin Bieber, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, & Maroon 5.
"I will choose from my vintage and state of the art collection of 20+ drum kits, 40+ snares, and vast cymbal selection, to fine tune the drum sound to fit your music. I have a world class recording studio that I own and track from on a daily basis, featuring the very best in outboard Preamps, Compressors, EQ's, and Microphones."
"I pride myself in being personally invested in every artist, producer, and band I work with. I promise a quick turn-around with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!"
-Zak St. John
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25 Reviews - 4 Repeat ClientsEndorse Zak St. John
Zak is a super talented drummer. Able to take a concept and make it real. Impressive!
Incredibly talented drummer and musician! Dynamic and fast!
It was a real honour to work with Zak. Very pleased with the results. He was very professional and easy to work with. Highly recommended !!!
Love Zak’s playing, professionalism and recording skills!
Another excellent performance from Zak! Well composed, played and recorded. He's well worth every dollar. His playing is oozing with attitude and style!
Zak was professional and easy to communicate with. He also recorded his drum set very well with pro level mic-ing techniques which will give a ton of flexibility in the mix. And, of course, he's a great player. His turnaround time was good too! Hire him with confidence!
Zak is one of the best musicians I've ever had the privilege of working with. His attention to detail and passion for music truly shows in his craft. I look forward to many more projects with Zak!
Zak is literally the best - look no further! He is by far the most versatile and most creative drummer I've worked with - His communication skills are outstanding and he really nailed it in one take, if that's even possible! He's your guy - I'll be using him for many more tunes to come...
Another time a big success!
Very good drummer. And the quickest job ever. In two days, i received everything. Top microphones, a choice of the best drum kits...nothing more to say. Thanks Zak
Zak was a pleasure to work with. He has an incredible understanding of what to play to make a song work. Amazing service, would recommend.
I've been working with Zak on and off for the past decade, and without a doubt, he brings his all to every single project, every single time. His professionalism is only eclipsed by his great attitude and what seems to be, limitless skillset. Creative, consistent and reliable, I'd work with Zak St. John again in a heartbeat!
Anytime I need drums I head to Zak. He's the best. He's quick, professional and the tracks always sound amazing. The equipment he records with is top notch and his room sounds killer. Couldn't recommend him enough!
Zak is my drum guy. Period. Total pro and ALWAYS delivers great work. His room sounds awesome and the equipment he has to record everything is excellent. I've never walked out an unhappy customer.
Couldn't recommend him enough!
Zak is the man. Been working with him for years and - as a bassist - it's important to find a drummer who is creative, has a killer groove, and is really easy and professional to work with. Zak embodies all of those qualities and more.
I have known and worked with Zak for close to ten years.
He is truly among the best in the industry. Always willing to go above and beyond to get the best results possible. He has a very positive attitude and is very fun to work with.
I would recommend Zak to any one who needs a drummer in a recording or live show setting.
Zak St John is one of the most amazing musicians I've ever had the experience of working with in my 20 year music career. Zak knows everything possible about drum selection and tuning for amazing recorded results. Zak also has his own unique groove and vibe as a player, that he stamps every song with- raising the musical bar from "good" to "greatness".
Zak is my drum guy. He's been able to make my vision a reality numerous times. He's quick and is always a joy to work with. Myself being a picky guy with drums; it's amazing to have a guy who understands tuning and tonality. It makes my life so much easier in post. Oh and his amazing collection of drums never hurts.
Zak St. John is by far one of my favorite drummers to work with in LA. A lot of guys have chops and feel, which Zak is known for. What makes him unique is his keen sense of understanding how to work for the song. He can play anything, has an impressive collection of gear, and can shred with the best of 'em. But it's his ability to listen and play the right parts that puts him at the top of my list
I have worked with Zak on a variety of projects over the years. He's a fantastic drummer who is comfortable playing many different styles of music, and quality and depth of his drum collection means he always brings an excellent selection of equipment for the sessions. He's also a great hang and a joy to work with in the studio.
I've worked with Zak for over a year and his professionalism only scratches the surface of what he provides. Zak writes drum parts that compliments each individual song, not just a beat behind the music. Highly recommended.
Zak is in the group of rare musicians that work in the studio and perform live - doing both at a very high level of talent and professionalism. His knowledge and experience in the studio allow for some of the best source drum sounds I've heard. His collection of drums and percussion are a producer's dream. Zak carries this right onto the stage and is a seasoned performer.
Zak St. John is a drummer's drummer and an absolute joy to work with. His hard hitting, perfect time keeping and musical finesse make him one of the busiest drummers in the music business and for good reason. With Zak, you feel and hear every hit just as it should be and that makes working with him a breeze. He'll learn a tune on the spot or prepare just the right part.
Zak has been my go-to drummer for about 5 years now and he kills it every time. His timing, feel, tone, and pocket are second to none. He always delivers what I need with no hassle or ego. And he's a great guy to work with! - Greg Pajer Producer/Composer
Zak has been one of the best and most professional musicians I have gotten to work with. He has not only proven his talent in the studio while recording with me, but has also helped by being music director during live performances and has helped me battle my stage fright. He is truly an amazing musician.