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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.

The Next Step

Like so many musicians, bassist Roberto Occhipinti had some time on his hands during the…

Circular

Barcelona-born bassist Manel Fortià caught the jazz world’s attention last year with the release of…

Limestone

French composer Claude Debussy famously declared that “music is the space between the notes” (a…

Blues for Wood

With his latest outing, Ascent to the Blues, Russian trumpeter Alex Sipiagin adds yet another…

Flow

A staple in the Posi-Tone rhythm section, bassist Boris Kozlov makes his anticipated label debut…

Rasquache

Contrasts — those both real and imagined — have been a theme in saxophonist Diego…

We Create

Posi-Tone’s Out to Dinner recordings have become much-coveted items in the label’s discography, starting with…

A Child Not Yet Born

Portland-based trumpeter Farnell Newton has always been about lifting up the jazz community. His Jam…

Open Sky

Pianist Art Hirahara’s Open Sky offered a refreshing dose of jazz optimism when it was…

Doxy

Trombonist Michael Dease assembles an all-star ensemble for his latest release, Best Next Thing (Posi-Tone),…

A Moment in Time

Among the brightest young voices on saxophone today, Alexa Tarantino positively shimmers on her latest…

Dry Land Tourist

Guitarist Will Bernard’s Ancient Grains (Posi-Tone) ladles out heaping helpings of styles and influences via…

Sugar Hill Stroll

Triptych (Posi-Tone) confirms trumpeter-composer Josh Lawrence’s status among the rising stars in jazz today and…

Rattles

Rising star vibraphonist Behn Gillece continues to do his thing, despite the tumultuousness of these…

Luna Lovejoy

The second incarnation of New Faces, a sextet of rising voices in jazz assembled by…

Rocket

Yet another trio that should whet the appetite of creative jazz lovers, Wadada Leo Smith, Jack DeJohnette and Vijay…

Overboard

The tantalizing trio of Andrew Cyrille, William Parker and Enrico Rava came together last year to record a salute to…

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