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Old friends band together to make new music

Guitarist Michael Gotz, drummer Todd Zimberg and bassist Keith Lowe make up Long Lost. - Courtesy Photo
Guitarist Michael Gotz, drummer Todd Zimberg and bassist Keith Lowe make up Long Lost.
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Island drummer, percussionist and educator Todd Zimberg will join forces with two of his closest musician friends for a night of jazz at Red Bicycle Bistro on Saturday.

Zimberg’s trio is dubbed Long Lost, a nod to the fact that the members of the group have known each other for decades but only recently reunited to form an ensemble. Zimberg, guitarist Michael Gotz and bass player Keith Lowe first worked together in the Michael Gotz Quartet in the mid-1980s.

Gotz is a lifelong musician who got his start more than 40 years ago as soprano soloist with the Sacred Heart Boys Choir. He’s now a skilled jazz guitarist and pianist, comfortable with genre jumping to reggae, pop and country.

Lowe, with 30 years of musical experience under his belt, has also played and recorded music in a multitude of different styles.

Most music lovers on Vashon know Zimberg’s music well — he is a member of the Island Jazz Quintet and the Vashon Island Portage Fill Big Band. He also teaches privately and has worked as an artist in residence in Vashon schools as well as for the Washington State Arts Commission. For the past 12 years, he has also directed a summer youth percussion camp.

Long Lost’s free show at the Bike starts at 8:30 p.m. and is for all ages until 11 p.m.

 

Editor's note: The print edition of the Beachcomber incorrectly stated the date of the snow. It takes place on Saturday.

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