Born and raised in Southern California, Johnny “Z” Zimmerman began working as a professional drummer at the age of 15. Now, 2 decades and countless performances later, Johnny Z is regarded by many as their “first call” when an energetic, versatile drummer is needed. His talents have granted him the privilege of sharing the stage with the likes of a wide variety of artists including: Tower of Power, Hal Ketchum, Nelly Furtado, The Brave, and many more. Though most recognize him for his skills as a drummer, Johnny Z is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist and audio engineer.
“The Allman’s have always been a huge influence on me, musically. Their innovative blend of greasy blues and southern rock still get me just as excited as when I was a kid listening to them for the first time.” –Johnny Z