Brian Zimmerman

Brian Zimmerman is the Digital Content Editor of JAZZIZ Magazine. His writing has appeared in DownBeat Magazine, The Broward/Palm Beach New Times and The Forward. He graduated from the University of Florida and currently resides near Miami, where he can be seen playing trumpet and bass in local bands.

Djoel and Knippa

U.K.-based trumpeter and composer Iwan VanHetten blends the sounds of his Caribbean heritage with well-honed…

Once Upon a Time

Man finds harmony with machine on Rafael Greco’s Blue Canoe debut Signs of Life (Blue…

Hold On

Cody Carpenter’s Balance of Extremes (Blue Canoe) is a fitting title for an album that…

Parallel Motion

Jazz-fusion innovators Yellowjackets prove they have plenty to add to the game with the release…

I Believe In You

With the release of Come What May (Club 44) in 2021, vocalist Jane Monheit celebrated…

Prima Materia

With a nod to the hyper-cool jazz fusion of the 1980s, pianist Connie Han has…

Funkafarian

Australian-born saxophonist and composer Troy Roberts’ fourth album with his Nu-Jive five-piece, Nations United (Toy…

The Dawn Wall

Keyboard masters Dan Cavanagh and James Miley explore new avenues for expression on Another Life…

By the River

“My music is blossoming,” says vocalist, trumpeter and composer Jennifer Hartswick in a press release…

Ode to Manuel

Michael Orenstein’s debut album as a leader, Aperture (Origin) feels like the affirmation of a…

Sacred Sphere

Visionary keyboardist Cameron Graves created “thrash-jazz” by blending classical, jazz, fusion and heavy metal. He…

Bozales

With Bámbula (Truth Revolution), his debut album as a leader, Alex “Apolo” Ayala crafted a…

Temperance

Sahar, the title of Or Bareket’s new album for the Enja label, carries several different…

Leatherbacks

Baritone saxophonist and bass clarinetist Brian Landrus has carved out a niche as a go-to…

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