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Tim Zimmerman and the King's Brass
provide innovative worship for young and old alike through the "best in sacred brass music." By teaming together, these Christian professionals from around the United States perform their original arrangements as heard on their fifteen recordings. For forty years, The King's Brass have performed over one hundred concerts each season with three trumpets, three trombones, a tuba, keyboards, and percussion. Playing a wide variety of music from Gabrieli to hymn classics, from Handel to jazz spirituals, from Christmas carols to patriotic marches, The King's Brass uses all corners of the concert hall to lift hearts and spirits in praise.
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Currently, Gregory is the trumpet instructor at Calvin College and Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Prior to teaching, he was a member of the West Point Band in New York for twenty-three years. His music degrees are from Cornerstone University in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Michigan State University. Gregory plays in the Holland Symphony Orchestra, has been a soloist with the Dallas Symphony, Hudson Valley Bachfest Orchestra, and the Montclair Chamber Ensemble. He, his wife Deb, and their four grown daughters, live in Hudsonville, Michigan.
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Dan is currently on faculty at Tennessee Technological University as the Adjunct Instructor of Tuba. At Tech, Dan runs the tuba/euphonium chamber ensemble program, plays in the “Brass Arts” faculty brass quintet, teaches music appreciation classes, and is contracted with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra. Dan received his Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from TN Tech and his Bachelors degree in Music Education from Louisiana State University. Originally from San Jose, California, Dan currently lives in Cookeville, Tennessee, where he enjoys playing video games and lounging with his cats, Jax and Rico.
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Originally from Los Angeles, California, Matt is presently living in Tallahassee, Florida. He attends Florida State University, where he is a Graduate Teaching Assistant studying under Dr. Christopher Moore. Matt received his Master in Music degree from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, where he studied with former King’s Brass member, Dr. Brian Shook. He received his Bachelor’s degree from California State University in Northridge. Matt was a featured soloist at the 2018 Reno Jazz Festival and a presenter at the 2017 University of Arizona’s Graduate Musicology Conference. He loves traveling, working out, spending time with his family and friends, and running with his dog Grover.
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Sunghwan holds two Master of Music degrees in Piano Performance and Collaborative Piano from the University of Cincinnati College- Conservatory of Music. He also graduated summa cum laude from his undergraduate studies at the Chugye University for the Arts in Korea. Sunghwan studied music composition at the Hanyang University and served as a pianist in the Republic of Korea Air Force Band. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance at Ohio State University. Currently living in Columbus, Ohio, Sunghwan dreams of one day publishing his own hymn arrangement book for piano.
Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, Christian Marple now resides in beautiful Lynchburg, Virginia. He earned his Bachelor in Business degree from Liberty University. While working on his business degree, Christian was active in many School of Music ensembles including the symphony orchestra, wind symphony, jazz band, and brass quintet. He also performs with the Lynchburg Symphony Orchestra. His primary trombone teachers include Kevin Chiarizzio and Shachar Israel. Christian enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and watching his favorite sports team, the Carolina Panthers.
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Originally from Durham, North Carolina, Colton holds a Master of Music degree in percussion performance from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Tennessee Tech University. He has played percussion in several capacities, including Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, the Arlington Philharmonic and Great Noise Ensemble. Colton is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts degree at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia while also playing his secondary instrument, piano, for his home church. Outside of music, he loves Tar Heels basketball and a good book.
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Paul is currently a graduate student at DePaul University in Chicago under the guidance of Mark Fisher and Charlie Vernon. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance from the University of North Dakota where he studied with Dr. Joel Pugh. Music has taken Paul to Austria, Canada, China, England, France, Germany, Italy, Liechtenstein & Switzerland. His love for music has inspired him to become an orchestral trombonist and low brass instructor at the collegiate level. Paul and his wife Cassidy, enjoy playing video/board games, performing euphonium/trombone duets, and discovering new Christian music.
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Jonah is a graduate music performance major at Carnegie Mellon University, having completed his undergraduate studies at the Eastman School of Music. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where he grew up playing with the Pittsburgh Youth Symphony Orchestra and the River City Youth Brass Band. Jonah is co-founder of the student-run brass band, Upstate Brass, and has played with the Eastman Wind Ensemble, Philharmonia, New Jazz, Lab Band, and Trombone Choir. He regularly plays with Symphoria in Syracuse and has been on the music staff at Camp of the Woods in Speculator, New York. Jonah is a Steelers, Pirates, Penguins and Primanti Brothers fan.
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Director of The King's Brass, Tim received his graduate degree in Trumpet Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, in Baltimore, Maryland. He has been a member of the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and has assisted with a number of orchestras in the Midwest and East Coast. For thirteen years, Tim served as Chairman of the Music Department at Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. He has also taught at Taylor and Indiana Wesleyan Universities in central Indiana. Tim and his wife Beckie, have four grown children and live in sunny Fort Myers, Florida.