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.

Sweet Control

If you’ve heard Tom Petty’s “Don’t Come Around Here No More,” Billy Idol’s “Mony Mony,”…

Special Mace

German drummer and composer Sy Joynet started out playing violin before switching to the drum…

TKMO

Bay Area native Lilan Kane works the soul/R&B edge of the jazz continuum, her smoky,…

Come Sunday

Having concentrated much of her career on jazz education, vocalist Trineice Robinson is stepping out…

Meet the 2021 Jazz GRAMMY Nominees

Genre-defying instrumentalists, vanguard vocalists and jazz legends are among the nominees for the 63rd Annual…

Visions of Love

As a progenitor of progressive soul-jazz, saxophonist Gary Bartz has influenced generations of jazz and…

Fall Afternoon

The members of the Brazilian jazz and funk trio Azymuth started out as session players…

James Mincey Jr.

In a cry from the heart, Adrian Younge has crafted an intensely personal work that…

Conexão

Facing rejection in his native Brazil, ahead-of-his-time pianist and bossa nova pioneer João Donato moved…

Sunflowers

Vibraphonist Roy Ayers was at the vanguard of 1970s soul-jazz. His deeply sensual albums with…

Windfall

Some of the most beautiful soul-jazz of the 1970s was crafted by organist Doug Carn…

A Gente Volta Amanhã

A seminal figure on the bossa nova scene, vocalist and composer Marcos Valle is celebrated…

Nancy Wilson

Multi-instrumentalist Brian Jackson was a key collaborator of the late Gil Scott-Heron. Both compositionally and…

Synchronize Vibration

As opposed to recordings by Milt Jackson or Lionel Hampton, Roy Ayers’ music is less…

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