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.

Bozales

With Bámbula (Truth Revolution), his debut album as a leader, Alex “Apolo” Ayala crafted a…

Temperance

Sahar, the title of Or Bareket’s new album for the Enja label, carries several different…

Leatherbacks

Baritone saxophonist and bass clarinetist Brian Landrus has carved out a niche as a go-to…

Low Bridge

During the pandemic lockdown, while jazz fans were jonesing for live music and musicians anxiously…

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),…

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