Instruments -- Trombone, Tuba, Euphonium
Location -- Austin School of Music South
Randy Zimmerman, Trombone Instructor at Temple College and free-lance trombonist in Austin, Texas, graduated from the University of North Texas in 1977 with a Bachelor of Music
degree in Dance Band and later earned a Master of Music degree in Performance - Jazz Emphasis at the University of Texas at Austin in 2006. After living in New York City in the late 70's, eventually working with Tito Puente, he toured Europe with the Klaus Lenz Jazz-Rock Machine, returning to his native Texas in 1980. Since that time, he has worked as a professional trombonist, band leader, arranger and composer. Band projects led by Randy Zimmerman include: Jazz PR (Latin-Jazz/Salsa), the Jazz Nomads (Hard Bop Sextet), the Southern Reconstruction Brass Band (Modern New Orleans Street Band), the Low CLASS Brass (Classical Trombone Quartet), the Dixie Scat Cats (Traditional Dixieland Jazz), the
Wurst Brats (German-Texas Polka), and the Lonestar Space Orchestra (modern jazz/swing big band.) Since the mid 80's, Randy Zimmerman has been very active in the Latin-Jazz/Salsa scene n the Austin-San Antonio area. He has worked with world-renowned artists such as El Cano Estremera, Pete "El Conde" Rodriguez, Tito Allen, Paquito Guzman, Marvin Santiago, Lalo Rodriguez, Eddie Santiago, Chamaco Rivera, Henry Brun and the Latin Playerz, The Brew, La India, and the Spanish Harlem Orchestra. His arrangements and compositions can be heard on four Jazz PR recordings: Changüiri (1991), La Brisa Del Sur (1996), Wiilly Santiago con Jazz PR - Regreso A Borinquen (2001) and Homenaje Al Cantante De Los Cantantes (2016), available at CD Baby. While co-producing the third recording in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Mr. Zimmerman was a featured guest soloist with the Tony Vega Orchestra.
Currently, Randy Zimmerman continues to teach, play and write music in Austin, and has recently begun his own booking agency called Z-Man Music.