Zanuck Kapala Lindsey

Raised in tranquil Pauoa Valley, O’ahu, Zanuck “Kapala” Lindsey graduated from the Kamehameha Schools and earned a B.A. in Music from California State University at Northridge. Zanuck has been a professional musician, bandleader, teacher, composer, producer, and contractor for 30+ years. He has traveled extensively, performing internationally. A few highlights have been performances at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Irvine Meadows, Shoreline Amphitheater, Aloha Stadium and the Oneness Center in Golden City, India to mention a few.

Zanuck has shared the stage with Tony Bennett, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Chaka Khan, The Doobie Brothers, Isaac Hayes, The Captain & Tennille, Tower of Power, Pauline Wilson, Yvonne Elliman, Jim Belushi, Merv Griffin, Lou Rawls, Azure McCall, and “La Boheme” and “Rigoletto” with the San Jose Symphony Orchestra. He has performed on stage as a vocalist, composer and sideman for many important recording artists from Hawai’i’ (1995 to present). He has played with Don Ho, Danny Kaleikini, Hula Joe & the Hutjumpers, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Kalapana, Cecilio & Kapono, Na Leo Pilimehana, Fiji, Hawaiian Style Band, Keali’i Reichel, Hapa, Genoa Keawe, Amy Hanai’ali’i Gilliom, and Phil Upchurch. Zanuck has performed with Matt Catingub & the Honolulu Symphony, having onstage opening performances with Bon Jovi, The Spinners, The Four Tops, and Three Dog Night, Michael DcDonald, James Ingram, Gloria Gaynor, Candi Staton, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, Deniece Williams, Deborah Cox, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Michael Paulo, Dave Koz, and many more!

His original song, “Heat of the Night” won 1st place in the 1987 National Songwriting Contest sponsored by Budweiser and Capitol Records. In 1999, his solo record “For Every Heart” was nominated for Best Contemporary Album, in Hawai’i. Zanuck was awarded the 2000 Na Hoku Hanohano Best Jazz Album for “Hula Joe & the Hutjumpers” on Black and Tan Records. In 2007, he produced the 3rd CD, “Only You” by Ho’omalie on Ho’okupu Records. The record was nominated for the prestigious Na Hoku Hanohano Best Hawaiian Language Performance. He is presently co-producing other projects with Greg Sardinha and Peter Apo, but his priority is the exciting new group…..“Kapala!”