Jim Zimmerman Trio
Drummer Jim Zimmerman
has had a varied career in percussion. After graduating from the San
Francisco Conservatory, Jim spent the following years working in the
Bay Area playing jazz, and doing recording, studio, and show work. He
became staff percussionist and drummer at the Circle Star Theater where
he performed with everyone from Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett to the
Temptations, Spinners, and Jackson Five.
Jim left the Circle Star Theater to join the legendary Vince Guaraldi
Trio, with whom he recorded some of the Charlie Brown Peanuts specials.
In 1982, he joined the British jazz singer Cleo Laine. He recorded five
albums with Cleo including the Grammy winning "Live at Carnegie" double
album. From 1992 to 2004 toured with jazz Grammy winning vocalist
Jim has also recorded and played with Toots Thielmans, Joe Williams,
Gerry Mulligan, Art Pepper, and Blue Mitchell.
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 travels the world from France to Japan and
throughout the United States, bringing his rhythmically buoyant,
emotionally uplifting style to the stage for a wide diversity of jazz
Performing or recording 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
foremost jazz bassists.
Ron appeared here previously with Charles McNeal, Dima, and Khalil
Pianist David Udolf moved to the Bay Area in 1991 after touring
the world as a musical director for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. He
toured for six years with San Francisco’s own legendary New Pickle
Circus, and he has played with Terri Bryant of the Fifth Dimension,
Mary Stallings, Herb Geller, Joe Piscopo, and Bo Diddley.
Bay Area artists he has worked with include Jules Broussard, Opie
Bellas, Sherri Roberts, Kenny Washington, Jennifer Lee, Clairdee,
Denise Perrier, Lavay Smith, Shanna Carlson, Cathi Walkup, Vicki Burns,
Chuck Metcalf, Warren Gale, Graham Bruce, Noel Jewkes, Hal Stein, Pete
Yellin, Donald Bailey, Jules Rowell, and Dmitri Matheny.
He appeared here previously with Chuck Metcalf, the Chuck Metcalf
Tribute, Jules Rowell, Ratzo Harris, Charlie McCarthy, and Jum