Scientific Swing, Dr. Herb Wong and BUSD Jazz
A musical and multi-media production, Fingerote’s presentation includes cover art of albums that Wong produced for the two labels he founded, Palo Alto and Black Hawk Records, photos, and stories interspersed with standards performed by Jamie Zimmer (aka Jamie Zee), a gifted young singer.
Top Winners of Living Jazz's Jazz Search West 2017
Vocalist Jamie Zimmer, a first-year student at CJC, was awarded second place with a scholarship to the California Jazz Conservatory.
Original Music of Betty Reid Soskin
A collaboration of composition, arrangement and performance is being documented in a feature-length film entitled "Sign my Name to Freedom", intended for release in 2019 via public broadcasting and film festivals around.
KPFA Live Interview with Safi Wa Nairobi
......those are the lovely pipes of Jamie Zimmer.
50-Year-Old Civil Rights Songs Surface
Zimmer was an excellent choice for bringing Soskin's words to performance. Between the clarity of her diction and her solid sense of pitch, the attentive listener could relish the full impact of every phrase in Soskin's text. Her delivery was judiciously seasoned with improvised vocalizations that reflected the poignancy of the text, particularly in its expression of frustration. Soskin was skillful in keeping the anger under control; and, in doing so, she left that intensity to be filled in by any listener paying close attention to her words.