Born: December 30, 1970
Dan Zimmerman decided to devote his life to playing guitar when he was seven years old. One of his friends put Kiss’s new album, Love Gun, on the turn table, and the guitar had him hooked. Dan’s list of favorite guitar players soon expanded well beyond Ace Frehley: John Scofield, Eddie Van Halen and Joe Pass were some of his favorites. After playing in high school rock bands, he studied classical guitar at UC Santa Barbara and jazz at Berklee College of Music in Boston. At UCSB Dan played in Evil Farmer, a rock/jam band known for spontaneous, creative and sometimes disastrous improvisations. They shared the bill at festivals and clubs with many other bands, including ALO who Dan sometimes guests with to this day.
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Daniel Zimmerman's new CD is a tour de force. By fusing varied styles with great
playing, innovative compositions and a personalized voice replete with wit and fun, he
brings the music to life. Each track offers a sonic journey through the musical mind of
a visionary artist, one who knows where he wants to go and how to get there. —
Bruce Forman, jazz guitar legend