Percussionist Improvisor Composer

Michael Zerang playing drums Photo by Dawid Laskowski
Pink Palace Recordings

Pink Palace is Michael Zerang’s personal label that releases a variety of his newer projects across a spectrum of recorded formats, as well as older material from his archives.

Upcoming Performance


Dr. Jazz Talks #371: Samo Šalamon & Michael Zerang interview

October 20, 2023

I was recently interviewed by Sam Salamon: “New interview from the Dr. Jazz Talks interview series, this time Michael Zerang – amazing drummer and composer, one of the best improvising drummers around … We talk about Michael’s beginnings and influences, being a bandleader, playing with Peter Brötzmann, Hamid Drake, Ken Vandermark and others, the US […]

Two Reissues from 1997

April 5, 2023

I am reissuing two releases on my Pink Palace Records label. ***THE BALLAD OF FRANKIE AND JOHNNY Limited edition reissue of a 1997 release of the original score for Redmoon Puppet Theater by Michael Zerang. Available as a CD. I received a Jeff Award for Original Music for Theater for this project. Performed by: Jeremy […]

Michael Zerang Interview for Bandcamp

March 27, 2023

I was recently featured in an interview by Levi Dayan for Bandcamp Daily! Check it out here:

The Velvet Bell

September 6, 2022

The summer of 2020, during the early days of the Covid lockdown, I was given an artifact from a shuttered Chicago music venue, The Velvet Lounge, by Andy Pierce, a personal assistant to the late, great saxophonist and composer Fred Anderson, who ran the club. The artifact is the brass sconce of the chandelier that […]

View all news