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Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass
provide innovative worship for young and old alike through the "best in sacred brass music." By teaming together, these Christian professionals from around the United States perform their original arrangements as heard on their fifteen recordings. For forty years, The King's Brass have performed over one hundred concerts each season with three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, keyboards, and percussion. Playing a wide variety of music from Gabrieli to hymn classics, from Handel to jazz spirituals, from Christmas carols to patriotic marches, The King's Brass uses all corners of the concert hall to lift hearts and spirits in praise.
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Originally from Cleveland, Tennessee, Kyle grew up in the Chattanooga area on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains. He currently lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with his wife Daven, where he is pursuing a DMA in trombone performance at the University of Kentucky under the tutelage of Professor Bradley Kerns. Kyle is also a student of Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra trombonist, Joseph Rodriguez. Mr. Davidson holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Music degree from Lee University. Outside of music, Kyle loves exploring Lexington with his dog, reading, and learning how to cook.
Jacob is a student at the University of North Texas pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts in Tuba Performance. He holds a Master of Music degree from Bowling Green State University, a Bachelor of Fine Arts with honors degree from Carnegie Mellon University and is an Andrew Carnegie Society Scholar. Jacob is a licensed music educator, published composer, and a performer at the Vienna Summer and Miami Music Festivals. While in middle school, he saw The King’s Brass play a concert in the Toledo area. Jacob is thrilled to come full circle and be a member of the group. Originally from the great state of Michigan, he enjoys spending time with family, friends, and playing fetch with his two dogs, Buddy and Bear.
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Originally from South Korea, Sunghwan earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Piano Performance from Ohio State University. He holds two Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has received many piano competition awards, such as the Franz Liszt International Piano and the American Protégé International Concerto Competitions. Currently living in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Kim is currently working on his piano arrangement book and his second instrumental recording. He also enjoys traveling, napping and Korean cooking.
Christian currently resides in Fairfax, Virginia, where he is pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance at George Mason University in the studio of former King’s Brass member, Dr. Alan Carr. He is a member of the Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Greater Washington. Christian has also completed a Bachelor of Business degree at Liberty University where he studied trombone with Dr. Kevin Chiarizzio and was active in many music ensembles. Christian has studied with Cleveland Orchestra trombonist, Shachar Israel. He enjoys spending time with family and friends, as well as watching his favorite sports team, the Carolina Panthers.
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Dr. Colton Morris is a percussionist from Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he is a professor of music at Cornerstone University. He serves as band director at West Michigan Lutheran High School and has performed with the Holland Symphony Orchestra. In the Washington DC area, Colton has worked with the Arlington Philharmonic, DC Concert Orchestra, Great Noise Ensemble and assistant music director at Centreville Baptist Church in Virginia. Dr. Morris holds degrees from George Mason University, the University of Tennessee, and Tennessee Tech University. He loves exploring the outdoors, and you’ll always find him reading a good book!
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Dr. Anthony (Tony) Sanders is a trumpet player currently based in Winona, Minnesota. Originally from Brooten, Minnesota, he is also a collaborative pianist, organist, and conductor. Dr. Sanders is on the music faculty at Winona State University where he teaches in the trumpet studio, leads a jazz combo while maintaining an active performing schedule in southern Minnesota. He holds degrees from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (DMA), North Dakota State University (MM), and Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota (BM). When not practicing, Tony enjoys road cycling along the scenic highways of the Mississippi river, cooking, classic films and video games.
Originally from Iowa City, Iowa, Joey holds Bachelor’s degrees in Music Performance and Accounting from the University of Iowa. While at the University of Iowa, he was selected to the Disney All-American College Band, was a finalist in the Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Jazz Challenge and was a three-time solo quarterfinalist at the National Trumpet Competition. Joey has performed with the esteemed band Mannheim Steamroller. He maintains an active performing schedule with the Theatre Cedar Rapids, funk/pop group Ten of Soul, Joe Mattingly’s Newman Singers and his own Jazz Quintet.
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Jonah, recently joining the adjunct music faculty at Spring Arbor University in Michigan. He is a Carnegie Mellon University graduate with a Certificate in Advanced Music Studies, holds a Master of Music Degree in Performance from the same institution and a Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jonah has performed with the local big bands, the Johnstown Symphony, Carowinds Theme Park in North Carolina, Symphoria in Syracuse, New York, and the Staff Orchestra at Camp of the Woods in Speculator, New York. He is the assistant director for The King’s Brass.
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Director of The King's Brass, Tim received his graduate degree in Trumpet Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been a member of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and has assisted with a number of orchestras in the Midwest and East Coast. For thirteen years, Tim served as Chairman of the Music Department at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. He has also taught at Taylor and Indiana Wesleyan Universities in central Indiana. Tim and his wife Beckie, have four grown children and live in sunny Fort Myers, Florida.