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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 eight recordings. For more than twenty 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 daughters, live in Hudsonville, Michigan.
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Dan received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. Currently, he is pursuing his Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction at Tennessee Tech University. As the graduate assistant for the tuba/euphonium studio, his responsibilities include teaching, holding the tuba chair in the “Brass Arts” faculty brass quintet and playing with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra. Originally from San Jose, California, Dan currently lives in Cookeville, Tennessee, where he enjoys watching movies and playing with his cat, Jax.
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Matt is a trumpet soloist and chamber musician in the Greater Houston area. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Music degree from California State University - Northridge and his Master of Music degree in Music Education from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Dan plays regularly with the Cathedral Brass, solos at St. Anthony’s Cathedral Basilica and directs the Lamar Honors Brass Quintet. He will be continuing his educational pursuit to receive a Doctorate of Musical Arts in the near future. He loves traveling, working out, spending time with his family and friends, and running with his dog Grover.
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Jim hails from Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, in the greater Cleveland area, and holds a Commercial Music Technology Degree from Malone University. He is a free-lance drummer – percussionist, as well as the drumline - percussion ensemble director at Woodridge High School in Peninsula, Ohio. Over the years, Jim has been inspired by drummers Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Joe Morello, Neil Peart, Vinnie Coliauta and Steve Gadd. When not playing music, he enjoys long distance bike riding. This past summer Jim rode the great Allegheny Passage from Pittsburgh to Washington DC.
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Sunghwan holds two Master’s 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.
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Casey received his Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance from the University of Maryland and his undergraduate performance degree from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. As a result of the high quality performances he heard as a young man in his native Chicago, and the encouragement of his Chicago Symphony mentors, he dedicated himself to pursuing a career as a professional trombonist. Casey is currently living in Wichita, Kansas, and working as a freelance musician and brass teacher. When not in the practice room, he works diligently at taking strokes off of his golf game.
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Michelle received a Piano Performance degree from Spring Arbor University where she studied with Audrejean (Bauman) Heydenburg. In 2008 she married Justin Kuhl and the couple settled in the Grand Rapids, Michigan. During that time, Michelle accompanied internationally-known tenor Carlos Seise, baritone Quinto Milito, and was a staff accompanist at Cornerstone University. Justin and Michelle now live in Bay Port, Michigan, with their three wonderful children, Bridgette, Selah, and Bruce. When not playing on the swing set with her children, she teaches private piano lessons, performs concerts, and accompanies for solo and ensemble festivals.
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Lisa received her Master of Music degree from Temple University in Music Theory and her undergraduate Piano Performance and Music Education degrees from Grace College in Winona Lake, Indiana. Currently living in Kansas City, MO, Lisa enjoys teaching music and is an accompanist in the KC Metro area. A longtime member of The King Brass, she has recorded a number of CDs with the ensemble and is one of the group’s main composers. Lisa loves spending time with her husband Bryan, and their three active school-aged children.
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Jonah is a senior music performance major at the Eastman School of Music where he studies with Larry Zalkind. 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.
Drew earned a Master of Music degree in Trombone Performance from Bowling Green State University in Ohio and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education degree from Messiah College in Pennsylvania. He has held positions as principal trombone of the Perrysburg Symphony, Ohio, and as principal trombone and mentor teacher for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra Civic Symphony and Wind Ensemble. Drew’s passion for chamber music has led to performances with the Messiah College Faculty Brass Quintet, and as member and soloist with the Agora Brass Ensemble. Drew lives with his wife Laureen in Westminster, Maryland.
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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.