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Faculty Spotlight: Scott Zimmer

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Meet Scott Zimmer! As a saxophonist and woodwind player, he has performed and recorded in a variety of musical styles ranging from commercial to jazz to classical. Dr. Zimmer maintains a busy performance schedule with a variety of Phoenix, Arizona-based groups such as Jiggle, The Hamptons Band, The Santan Swing Band and The Cal Tjader Project, along with guest performances with The Noodles, The Great Gig in the Sky and various other musical projects.

As an educator, he currently teaches courses in music humanities at Paradise Valley Community College, music humanities at the University of Arizona North Valley and saxophone at Grand Canyon University. Previously, he has served on the faculty at Glendale Community College, Arizona School for the Arts, Eastern New Mexico University and the University of Oregon. He is also a freelance musician and educator in the Phoenix area.

Dr. Zimmer has appeared on several commercially available recordings including “Jazz” with the Marohnic, Pilafian, Hopkins Jazz Nonet (Summit Records DCD-227), and “Meltdown” with The Pilafian Project (Summit Records DCD-229).

Dr. Zimmer holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance from Arizona State University. He also holds a master’s degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the University of Northern Iowa where he performed with the award-winning UNI Jazz Band I.

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