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.

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…

Samba Diabolico

More than 25 years have passed since Lunar Octet captured their funky brand of Afro-Latin…

Caravana

Kansas City, Missouri, native Kenney Polson has had a long love affair with Brazilian music.…

New Love

If the music on New Love, Charnett Moffett’s seventh album for the Motéma label, sounds…

Path of Seven Colors

Adventurous jazz fans may recognize the name Ches Smith from his work alongside avant-garde artist…

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…

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