Randy Zimmerman

Home Town:
Lives in Austin
Performing Professionally: 
40+ years
Instruments:
  • Trombone instructor

EDUCATION
2006 Master of Music Degree in Trombone Performance - Jazz Emphasis from UT-Austin
1977 Bachelor of Music Degree in Jazz Studies from University of North Texas
1972 Graduated from Seguin High School

PRIVATE TROMBONE INSTRUCTORS
2004-2006 Ron Westray - UT-Austin ~ Jazz
2004-2005 Nathaniel Brickens - UT-Austin ~ Classical
1982 Donald Knaub - UT-Austin ~ Classical
1974-1975 Bill Yeager - UNT ~ Classical
1973-1974 Lee Southall - UNT ~ Classical
1972-1973 David Waters ~ Sam Houston State ~ Classical

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
2013-present Temple College ~ Trombone Instructor
2013-Spring Texas State University ~ Trombone Instructor
2012-Fall Texas State University ~ Salsa Arranging Instructor
2012-Spring Texas State University ~ Salsa Band Director - Orchesta Del Río
1977-present Austin, Eanes, New Braunfels, Schertz-Cibolo, Seguin, and Round Rock Independent
School Districts ~ Low-Brass Private Instruction and Master Classes
2004-2006 UT-Austin ~ Teaching Assistantship in Jazz Studies
- Directing jazz combos
- Teaching Assistant in jazz appreciation class for non-music majors
1983-1985 Austin Private School Cooperative Band Program ~ Assistant Band Director

CLINICIAN/ADJUDICATOR
2009 Hill Country Jazz Festival at Texas State University ~ Adjudicator
2006-present Austin ISD ~ Clinician for Austin Jazz Workshop
2004 McCallum High School, Austin, Texas ~ Conductor of Region High School Jazz Band
1998 Creative Opportunity Orchestra Northwest Tour ~ Clinician for Composition/
Improvisation Workshops
1995 Texas State University ~ Master Class for Jazz Department

COMPOSING/ARRANGING EXPERIENCE
1996-present SOUTHERN RECONSTRUCTION BRASS BAND [band leader] ~ New Orleans-Style
Brass Band
1997-present LOW CLASS BRASS [band leader] ~ Classical Low-Brass Quartet
1988-present JAZZ PR (Puerto Rico)[band leader] ~ Latin-Jazz/Salsa 1988 to present
1983-present JAZZ NOMADS [band leader] ~ Straight-Ahead Jazz Sextet
1981-2001 CREATIVE OPPORTUNITY ORCHESTRA ~ Contemporary Big Band
2004-2006 UT JAZZ ORCHESTRA
2004-2006 UT ALTERNATIVE IMPROVISED MUSIC ENSEMBLE
1992-2004 HENRY BRUN AND THE LATIN PLAYERZ ~ Latin-Jazz

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE
2010-present James Polk and Centerpeace (Austin, Texas)
2009-present Baker's Dozen Big Band (Austin,TX)
2002-present Elias Haslanger Group (Austin,TX)
1996-present Southern Reconstruction Brass Band [band leader] (Austin,TX)
1992-present Low CLASS Brass [band leader] (Austin,TX)
1991-present Pinnacle Brass Quintet (Austin,TX)
1989-present Jazz PR {Puerto Rico} [band leader] (Austin,TX)
1983-present Jazz Nomads [band leader] (Austin,TX)
2004-2006 UT Jazz Orchestra and AIME (Austin,TX)
2001 Guest Artist with Tony Vega Orchestra (Salinas, Puerto Rico)
1998 Featured Guest Artist of McAllen Jazz Festival (MacAllen, Texas)
1994-2005 La Clave (Killeen,TX)
1992-2004 Latin Playerz (San Antonio,TX)
1992-1993 Mid-Texas Symphony (Seguin/New Braunfels,TX)
1991-1993 JAMAD (Austin,TX)
1991 La India (San Antonio,TX)
1989-1990 Tucán (San Antonio,TX)
1987-1995 Austin Klezmorim (Austin,TX)
1987-1991 Orquesta Shatí (Killeen,TX)
1985-1991 Dixie Scat Cats (Austin,TX)
1981-2003 Creative Opportunity Orchestra (Austin,TX)
1980 Guest Artist with Texas State University Jazz Ensemble
1978 Klaus Lenz Jazz-Rock Machine (Central European Tour)
1979-1980 George Winter Chamber Orchestra (San Antonio,TX)
1978 Tito Puente (NYC,NY)
1977 Summer Resorts (Catskill Mts.,NY)
1975 Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra (Midwest Tour )
1975-1977 NTSU 1:00 Lab Band (Portugal/USSR Tour)

RADIO/TELEVISION PERFORMING EXPERIENCE
2010 James Polk and Centerpeace ~ In Context: Jazz In Austin ~ KLRU
2006 Biscuit Bros. ~ Childrens' Music Show ~ PBS Television
1992 Austin City Limits ~ Manhattan Transfer ~ PBS Television
1990-present Live Set ~ Various Bands ~ KUT Public Radio
1984-1985 KTexas Live ~ Live Music/Comedy Show at the Austin Opera House ~ KTXZ Radio
1986 Texas Sesquicentennial Celebration ~ ABC Television
1978 Radio Orchestra ~ Variety Music Recording ~ Berlin, Germany
1977-1978 Sonrisas ~ Childrens' Bilingual Music Show ~ KLRU Public Television
1976 1:00 Lab Band - Live From Moscow, USSR ~Bicentennial Celebration ~ ABC Television

DISCOGRAPHY
Year Artist/Group
2016 Jazz PR ~ Homenaje Al Cantante De Los Cantantes
2011 Baker's Dozen ~ Goes To Eleven
2006 Elias Haslanger ~ Dream Story
2006 Johnny Nicholas ~ Texas All-Star Big Band Bash
2004 Henry Brun/The Latin Playerz ~ Spiritual Awakenings ~ Pulsar Records
2002 Bob Meyer/Concept Orchestra ~ Artscape ~ Sea Breeze Records
2002 Austin Jazz Workshop ~ Basin Street Stomp ~ Ausjazz Music
2001 3rd Coast Jazz Orchestra ~ Unknown Soldiers ~ Sea Breeze Records
2001 Willie Santiago Con Jazz PR ~ Regreso A Borinquen
2001 Johnny Nicholas/Texas All Stars ~ Rockin' My Blues To Sleep
2000 Tony Guerrero/En Tiempo Latino ~ La Nuevo Generación ~ Hacienda Records
2000 Cicle Of Light ~ Circle Of Light ~ CreOp Muse
1998 Creative Opportunity Orchestra ~ World Wide ~ CreOp Muse
1997 Ruben Ramos ~ El Gato Negro Smooth ~ Barb Wire/Virgin
1996 Jazz PR ~ La Brisa Del Sur ~ CreOp Muse
1994 Creative Opportunity Orchestra ~ The Heaven Line ~ CreOp Muse
1993 Orquesta Shatí ~ Salsa Picante ~ WEA Latina
1995 Austin Klezmorim ~ East Of Odessa ~ BAMusic
1992 Grey Ghost Orchestra ~ Grey Ghost ~ Spindletop
1992 Creative Opportunity Orchestra ~ Transformation ~ CreOp Muse
1992 Henry Brun/The Latin Playerz ~ Under The Influence ~ RER
1991 Austin Klezmorim ~ Texas Klez ~ BAMusic
1991 Jazz PR ~ Changuiri~ CreOp Muse
1990 Creative Opportunity Orchestra ~ Radioactive ~ DAAGNIM
1990 JAMAD ~ JAMAD ~ RE Records
1988 Creative Orchestra Orcestra ~ Benediction ~ DAAGNIM
1987 Austin Klezmorim ~ Shalom Y'all ~ BAMusic
1982 New Visions Ensemble ~ Alex Coke/New Visions ~ RE Records
1977 NTSU 1:00 Lab Band ~ Lab '77
1976 NTSU 1:00 Lab Band ~ Lab '76

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