Jonathan Zimny is a jazz trombonist and vocalist from Folsom, California with an undergraduate degree in jazz studies from the University of Northern Colorado. He marched with the Blue Knights in 2011 and as a soloist in 2012. In 2013 and 2014 he marched with the Blue Devils Drum and Bugle Corps. Zimny studied with Dr. Nat Wickham and performed with UNC Jazz Lab Band 1 under the direction of Dana Landry and the UNC Wind Ensemble under the direction of Dr. Kenneth Singleton. During his time in Lab 1, the band received the best graduate jazz ensemble award from Downbeat magazine. Since graduating from UNC, Jonathan Zimny has played with a multitude of artists, toured China and Costa Rica, performed on cruise ships, recorded for the motion picture Sing, and worked closely with the Colorado Conservatory for the Jazz Arts. Zimny taught the Blue Knights brass section with Brad Toth and his team for three years and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in jazz performance and pedagogy at the University of Colorado, Boulder where he studies with Paul Mckee.