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.

Canons

The understated radiance of pianist Carmen Staaf has been on full display in recent years.…

Irmão de Fé

On Irmãos de Fé (Brothers of Faith), a 2017 release for the Newvelle label’s second…

It’s Time To Shout It Out

Bass virtuoso Rufus Reid boasts a remarkable résumé. His credits include recording and performing with…

All Across the City

Quiet Revolution was the perfect title for the Ben Allison Trio’s season one Newvelle offering.…

Crossing Iowa

Tenor saxophonist and composer Andy Zimmerman received an ideal showcase for his introspective songcraft with…

Evidence

With a few notable exceptions, the words “jazz” and “cello” don’t frequently appear in the…

I Surrender Dear

How do artists slip the bonds of training and influence and develop a voice of…

What Reason Could I Give

When approached about recording for Newvelle’s season two, bassist Chris Tordini rounded up a couple…

Wedding Song

While working on other projects, saxophonist and composer Patrick Zimmerli would often find songs coming…

Man of Words

Trumpeter Booker Little was just 23 when he died in 1961. His recorded output revealed…

April

Stuck at home during COVID lockdown, saxophonist Mindi Abair had the opportunity to revisit some…

Presence

Trumpeter, vocalist and composer Sarah Wilson is the first to admit that she stands on…

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