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Patrick Zimmerli

Composer of Contemporary Jazz and Classical Music

New York- and Paris-based composer/saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli writes a sophisticated yet approachable hybrid of contemporary classical and jazz music. Recent collaborators include Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Brooklyn Rider String Quartet, Brian Blade, Luciana Souza, the Knights Orchestra and the Escher String Quartet. His music has been performed at Carnegie Hall and Town Hall in New York, Wigmore Hall in London, Salle Pleyel in Paris, Sala São Paolo in Brazil, the Vienna Konzerthaus Grosser Saal and the new SF Jazz Center.

Zimmerli has written numerous orchestral, chamber and choral works, including two four-movement Piano Trios for the Seattle Chamber Music Festival and two four-movement Piano Concertos with jazz percussion, written for the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra and pianists Ethan Iverson and Sonia Rubinsky.

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“The score’s irresistible energy seemed to come from everywhere: classical forms, jazz harmonies, and Arvo Pärt-like meditativeness, were all on tap, and the last bars were pure Romanticism.” —The New York Times

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Albums

Modern Music
Modern Music
Nonesuch Records
2011
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Phoenix
Phoenix
Songlines Recordings
2003
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The Book of Hours
The Book of Hours
Songlines Recordings
2002
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Expansion
Expansion
Songlines Recordings
2000
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Twelve Sacred Dances
Twelve Sacred Dances
Arabesque Jazz
1998
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Explosion
Explosion
Songlines Recordings
1995
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