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, Kevin Hays, Larry Grenadier, 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, the Grosses Konzertzaal in Vienna 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.Upcoming projects include a large-scale oratorio for male choir, operatic tenor, jazz percussion and piano on the work of Alan Seeger, to be premiered in France in 2016; and works for jazz pianist Thomas Ehnco and classical percussion virtuoso Vassilena Serafimova in Bulgaria; and harmonica phenom Gianluca Littera plus orchestra in Shanghai.Zimmerli was the 2011 winner of the CLICK People's Orchestral Commission from the Colorado Music Festival. Other commissions have come from the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the Seattle Commissioning Club, the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, the Ying String Quartet, violinist Timothy Fain and the Arizona Friends of Chamber Music.From 2002-05, Zimmerli served as Composer in Residence with the Metamorphosen Chamber Orchestra. His music has been featured in MoMA's Summergarden series, at the Guggenheim Museum, on NPR and at the Jazz Composers' Collective. Awards include first prize in the first annual BMI/Thelonious Monk Institute Composers' Competition.Zimmerli's work has been recorded on the Naxos, Nonesuch (Warner), Blue Note, Arabesque, Antilles, Songlines, Jazz City and Naive labels.Bio courtesy of his website.