Brian Zimmerman
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.

5 Reasons To Visit the Healdsburg Jazz Festival

A true gem of the West Coast music scene, the Healdsburg Jazz Festival is a place to experience a boutique jazz festival committed to hosting celebrated artists on venerable stages with the culinary and wine excellence of Sonoma County within arms reach.

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Herbie Hancock with Buster Williams – “Toys”

Bassist Buster Williams was born on this day in Camden, New Jersey, in 1942. One of the most prolific bassists in jazz, Williams was a seminal figure in the bebop movement and played a crucial role in developing the sound of the bass in modal jazz, cool jazz and other post-bop genres.

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Dig In: The Essential Electric Miles Playlist

Taken with an open ear and an open mind, the recordings from Miles’ Electric Period offer some of the most breathtakingly beautiful and weirdly exhilarating music of his career.

AXPONA Jazz Playlist

Greetings from JAZZIZ! Our 35th Anniversary is more than just another milestone. It marks the…

Lenny Pickett – “What Is Hip?”

A colossally talented tenor player with a scorching altissimo range, Lenny Pickett is best known as the leader of the Saturday Night Live house band, in which he’s been playing weekly since 1995.

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