Island drummer Todd Zimberg will reunite with two of his closest musician friends once again, guitarist Michael Gotz and bass player Keith Lowe, for another epic performance at the Red Bicycle Bistro. The trio has had so much fun playing gigs at the Red Bike that they decided to come back and give the Island another spectacular night of jazz, rock and blues.
The three worked together in the Michael Gotz Quartet back in the mid ‘80s and have since played the occasional outing. Their debut at the Red Bicycle over a year ago was an excellent opportunity for the three to kick off the new incarnation of this group and now it’s become a really exciting project for them all.
Michael Gotz has been performing as a guitarist and pianist for 35 years. His relationship with music began over 40 years ago as soprano soloist with the Sacred Heart Boys Choir. While essentially a jazz player, Michael has performed in a variety of genres including Reggae, Pop and Country.
Keith Lowe, in over thirty years of playing, has yet to meet a musical style that he doesn’t like. He has played and recorded in many different genres, including orchestral, rock electronic ambient, folk, bluegrass, jazz roots and country.
Todd Zimberg has worked in the Puget Sound region as a drummer, percussionist and educator for more than 20 years. On his home Vashon Island, Todd is a member of the Island Jazz Quintet as well as the Portage Fill-Harmonic Big Band. He also maintains a practice in private instruction, has worked as an Artist in Residence in the Vashon Schools as well as for the Washington State Arts Commission. He created and directs a summer youth percussion camp that is now in its 12th year.
In case there are any jazz enthusiasts that are under 21, this is an all-ages free show until 11pm.
Saturday, Jamuary 5, 8:30 p.m. At the Red Bicycle, 17618 Vashon Hwy - 206-463-5959