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.

Tune Up

By 1967, Sonny Rollins was no stranger to European audiences. The saxophonist had been a…

Crash

In an oft-quoted aphorism about adaptability, martial arts master Bruce Lee touted the mutability of…

On a Misty Night/Gipsy

Following in the footsteps of Lambert, Hendrix and Ross and The Manhattan Transfer, The Royal…

Nica’s Dream

For two and a half decades, trombonist Conrad Herwig has been putting an Afro-Latin spin…

Barbados/26-2

With Hero Trio (Whirlwind), saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa honors his influences and inspirations by offering updates…

Be.YOU.tiful

On their previous albums, John Beasley’s MONK’estra offered imaginative takes on music from Thelonious Monk’s…

The Dowry Song

Early in the 20th century, Hungarian composer Béla Bartok began his investigations into the Romanian…

The Sip

For 20 years, Liberty Ellman’s tart, taut guitar lines have provided an essential color to…

The G Thing

The trio setting has proven a particularly fertile one for tenor saxophonist JD Allen. His…

Arthur’s Theme

South Florida jazz fans of a certain age have fond recollections of Bubba’s, a Fort…

Everybody’s Talkin

Before becoming a Hollywood producer, Richard Baratta was a serious jazz drummer on the New…

D’Aquilo Que Eu Sei

Reed master Eddie Daniels follows his 2018 tribute to Egberto Gismonti with an album dedicated…

Speak Softly, Love

On his latest release, O Sole Mio! Music From the Motherland (Cellar Live/Reel to Real),…

Jenga

Saxophonist Jim Snidero finds inspiration in Korean culture and philosophy on his latest album, Project-K…

I Wish I Knew

Tribute albums needn’t be a collection of the honoree’s greatest hits. For example, trombonist Michael…

Find Me

Jazz and hip-hop have influenced one another for decades, with increasingly less resistance from either…

Sassy Stew

A decade ago, producer Jason Miles released Grover Live, a 1997 concert recording of the…

Wave

With stars in her eyes, London-born vocalist Zoe Scott relocated to Rome at age 18,…

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