Jacob Zimmerman

Redwood Coast Music Festival 2020 Performing Artist

Seattle-based saxophonist and clarinetist Jacob Zimmerman is an extremely versatile and integral part of the local creative-music community. Jacob studied music at the internationally renowned Garfield High School, the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and Mills College in Oakland. His teachers have included Roscoe Mitchell, Jerry Bergonzi, Joe Morris, and Anthony Coleman. Jacob was recognized as the “2013 Emerging Artist of Year” by Earshot Jazz.


As a bandleader the Jacob Zimmerman Quintet can be seen performing classic bebop music from the 40s and 50s on the 1st Thursday of every month at Egan’s Ballard Jam House. Zimmerman also leads a trio every Tuesday at IL Bistro and plays every Wednesday at The Pink Door.


Zimmerman can frequently be seen playing traditional jazz for swing dancers in a variety of bands all over the world. His playing channels the spontaneous melodic spirit of his heroes: Bix Beiderbecke, Lester Young and Lee Konitz above all.


As an educator Jacob maintains a private studio for studies in jazz improvisation, saxophone and clarinet, and works as an ensemble director for Garfield High School.

Jacob Zimmerman & His Pals 'Sculpt-a-Sphere' | Live Studio Session
Jacob Zimmerman Quintet - Groovin' High (Dizzy Gillespie)

Performance Times:

VENUE                               DAY                      START 

Municipal Auditorium         Friday                  6:00pm

Carl Sonny Leyland & Charlie Baty

Sequoia Center                  Friday                 10:30pm

Jonathan Doyle Swingtet

Sequoia Center                 Saturday               3:00pm

Charlie Baty to Charlie Christian

Adorni Center                     Friday                  7:30pm

Western Swing Allstars with Elana James

Sequoia Center                  Friday                 10:30pm

Jonathan Doyle Swingtet

Morris Graves                    Saturday               1:30pm

Charlie Halloran & His Calypsonians

Saturday                TBA                    

Sunday                    TBA

Friday                    TBA