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Musicians of Rochester serves as a portrait of musical life in and around the greater Rochester, New York region.

Musicians of Rochester: Danny Ziemann


One of Rochester's foremost jazz bassists, Eastman alum Danny Ziemann plays with top jazz musicians all over the world, including renowned pianist Gordon Webster. Danny Ziemann met Gordon by chance at Eastman, when Gordon Webster needed a last minute fill-in bassist. They’ve been performing together ever since.

Danny Ziemann began playing bass in public school, and his teacher encouraged him to try jazz music. He soon became hooked. “Jazz music is a puzzle I feel I can unlock,” says Danny Ziemann. “For some people it’s Sudoku or crosswords—listening to jazz music stimulates my mind in the same way.”

- by Alyssa Rodriguez

Danny Ziemann Website


To hear the full conversation, listen to the Soundcloud here.