Bio

Jonathan Zimny is a trombonist, euphonium player, and vocalist from Folsom, California with an undergraduate degree in jazz studies from the University of Northern Colorado. Zimny has studied with Dr. Nat Wickham and has performed with UNC Jazz Lab Band 1 under the direction of Dana Landry. He has performed with Lab 1 at the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival and the Jazz Education Network Conference in Atlanta, Georgia and in four cities in China. During his time in Lab 1, the band received the best graduate jazz ensemble award from Downbeat magazine. Zimny has also performed with other Downbeat award winning jazz ensembles including the Folsom High School “A” Jazz Band, Folsom High School “A” Jazz Choir, and the Folsom Middle School Jazz Band. Jonathan Zimny sang in UNC’s top vocal jazz group, the Northern Colorado Voices under the direction of Kerry Marsh and has also played euphonium in UNC’s Wind Ensemble. He marched with the Blue Knights in 2011 and as a soloist in 2012. In 2013 and 2014 he marched with the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. Zimny is currently living in northern Colorado where he works with the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts Vocal Jazz Ensemble and gives trombone lessons.