Jim Zimmerman Trio
Drummer Jim Zimmerman
toured regularly with world renowned vocalists Cleo Laine and Dianne
Schuur. He has performed throughout the world from Carnegie Hall to
Tokyo's Blue Note jazz club with a rich roster of artists including
Peggy Lee, Michael LeGrand, the Spinners, the Temptations, Michael
Jackson, Frank Sinatra, and Tony Bennett.
Jim’s recording credits include both television--“Peanuts” specials
(with pianist Vince Guaraldi), and film--“Bicentennial Man” (Robin
Williams), “True Stories” (David Byrne), and “Rumblefish” (Matt
He has performed and recorded with jazz legends Toots Thielmans, Joe
Williams, Jerry Mulligan, Art Pepper, Blue Mitchell, and five albums
with Cleo Laine, including the Grammy Award winning, “Live at Carnegie
Jim appeared here previously (on drums) with Khalil Shaheed and Daria
Nile, and on vibes with Bernal Jazz Quintet, Bernal Jazz Quartet, and
Chuck Metcalf Tribute.
Bassist Ron Belcher played or recorded with such international
stars as Branford Marsalis, Regina Carter, Rodney Franklin, John Handy,
and Pete Escovedo, as well as a literal “who’s who” of the San
Francisco jazz scene. Ron has garnered a reputation as one of northern
California’s first-call jazz bassists.
A passionate teacher and advocate for children’s education, Ron has
served on the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, Young
Musicians’ Program, and has contributed to several seasons for the San
Francisco Symphony’s Adventures In Music outreach program. Ron‘s own
studies include jazz improvisation and acoustic bass at several Bay
Area colleges, culminating in a degree from Texas College, where he had
the honor of membership in the East Texas All-Stars.
Ron appeared here previously with Charles McNeal, Dima, and Khalil
Born in Manhasset, New York, pianist David Udolf moved to the Bay Area in early 1991.
A sought after sideman, he has played with Terri Bryant of the Fifth Dimension, saxophonist Herb Geller,
R&B legend Bo Diddley, and toured nationally for six years with San Francisco’s own legendary New Pickle Circus.
Local artists he has worked or recorded with include Jules Broussard,
Opie Bellas (with whom he did a concert tour of South Africa), Sherri
Roberts, Lavay Smith, Diane Witherspoon, Kenny Washington, Hal Stein,
Warren Gale, and the Joe Henderson Memorial Big Band.
David has worked extensively with vocalist Mary Stallings, performing
at international festivals and concert venues in Switzerland, Prague,
Melbourne, and Tel Aviv as her accompanist and music director.
He appeared here previously with Chuck Metcalf, the Chuck Metcalf
Tribute, Jules Rowell, Ratzo Harris, Charlie McCarthy, and Jim