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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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Currently, Gregory is the trumpet instructor at Calvin College and Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to teaching, he was a member of the West Point Band in New York for twenty-three years. His music degrees are from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Michigan State University. Gregory plays in the Holland Symphony Orchestra, has been a soloist with the Dallas Symphony, Hudson Valley Bachfest Orchestra, and the Montclair Chamber Ensemble. He, his wife Deb, and their four grown daughters, live in Hudsonville, Michigan.
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Dan is currently on faculty at Tennessee Technological University as the Adjunct Instructor of Tuba. At Tech, Dan runs the tuba/euphonium chamber ensemble program, plays in the “Brass Arts” faculty brass quintet, teaches music appreciation classes, and is contracted with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra. Dan received his Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from TN Tech and his Bachelors degree in Music Education from Louisiana State University. Originally from San Jose, California, Dan currently lives in Cookeville, Tennessee, where he enjoys playing video games and lounging with his cats, Jax and Rico.
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Simeon is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Music Education degree at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas where he studies with Professor Tony Baker. He was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. At the University of North Texas, he has been an ensemble member of the Wind Ensemble, Brass band, Concert Band, Latin Jazz Lab Band. Simeon is a founding member of REDQ, his trombone quartet at North Texas. He loves to practice and improvise on the trombone, and tries to go to jam sessions whenever he can. He enjoys working out and running outdoors. His favorite musicians include J.J. Johnson, Joseph Alessi, Wes Montgomery, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jimi Hendrix.
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Originally from Los Angeles, California, Matt is presently living in Tallahassee, Florida. He attends Florida State University, where he is a Graduate Teaching Assistant studying under Dr. Christopher Moore. Matt received his Master in Music degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where he studied with former King’s Brass member, Dr. Brian Shook. He received his Bachelor’s degree from California State University in Northridge. Matt was a featured soloist at the 2018 Reno Jazz Festival and a presenter at the 2017 University of Arizona’s Graduate Musicology Conference. He loves traveling, working out, spending time with his family and friends, and running with his dog Grover.
Rob received his Bachelor of Music degree in trombone performance from the University of Hartford’s Hartt School. As an orchestral musician, he has performed with the Hartt, Nutmeg, Manchester, and Wesleyan University Symphony Orchestras. Rob loves chamber music and has played with the Hartt 20/20 and Hot Stuff Brass Quintets, as well as the Crimson Brass Quartet. He has studied with Haim Avitsur, John D. Rojak, Matthew Russo, and Andrew Malloy. Rob teaches at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. In his free time, he enjoys reading classic literature and exploring the great outdoors.
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Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Colton holds a Master of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Tennessee Tech University. He has played percussion in several capacities, including Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, the Arlington Philharmonic and Great Noise Ensemble. Colton is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia while also playing his secondary instrument, piano, for his home church. Outside of music, he loves Tar Heels basketball and a good book.
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Jonah is a graduate music performance major at Carnegie Mellon University, having completed his undergraduate studies at the Eastman School of Music. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he grew up playing with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra and the River City Youth Brass Band. Jonah is co-founder of the student-run brass band, Upstate Brass, and has played with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Philharmonia, New Jazz, Lab Band, and Trombone Choir. He regularly plays with Symphoria in Syracuse and has been on the music staff at Camp of the Woods in Speculator, New York. Jonah is a Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and Primanti Brothers fan.
Roger received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Bob Jones University, a Master of Science degree in Music Education from the Heart of America Bible College and has worked on graduate degrees in Music Education at Boston University. He served as the Music Department Chair of Appalachian Bible College for five years and has been Fine Arts Director for state and regional divisions of the American Association of Christian Schools for forty years. Roger resides in Daniels, West Virginia and is married to his elementary school sweetheart, Cheryl. They are parents of Rosanna, Janessa and Peter; and grandparents of Teagan, Bailey, Graham and Landon.
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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.