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 Dillon).

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 Hall.”

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 Shaheed.

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 Grantham.