As a saxophonist and woodwind player, Dr. Scott Zimmer divides his time between his creative music projects and performances and his music students. This versatile and experienced saxophonist has performed and recorded in a variety of musical styles ranging from commercial to jazz to classical.
Dr. Zimmer has appeared on a number of recordings including Jazz with the Marohnic, Pilafian, Hopkins Jazz Nonet (Summit Records DCD-227), and Meltdown with The Pilafian Project (Summit Records DCD-229). Currently, he performs locally with a number of well known jazz ensembles and local groups, including the lively Azz Izz Band, the fun dance band The Hamptons, and the innovative jazz quartet Jiggle while teaching and performing as a freelance saxophonist and woodwind player.
Completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts degree locally at Arizona State University, Dr. Zimmer also holds a Masters degree in Saxophone Performance from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from his hometown school, University of Northern Iowa.
Dr. Zimmer teaches courses in jazz and rock history at Paradise Valley Community College. Previously, he has served on the faculty at Glendale Community College, Arizona School for the Arts, Eastern New Mexico University, and the University of Oregon.
Saxophonist Scott Zimmer has been a vital participant in the valley music industry and one of the most recognized musicians on the instrumental jazz scene.