Zim Productions

Jonathan “ZIM Productions” Zimmerman Biography

THEN…
ZIM is a Philadelphia native who has blessed with creating unforgettable tracks since the 80s. He received an AS in Specialized Technology from the Art Institute of Philadelphia, 9-97 (also Cheyney University, 1-94). ZIM majored in Music and Video Business with a concentration in Music Producing. He acquired on hands experience which helped him perform effectively and efficiently as a successful Music and Video Producer. ZIM is well earned in every aspect of the production process in music and video alike.

In addition to ZIM’s education, he’s maintained his position as CEO of ZIM PRODUCTIONS, a Music, Film and Video Entertainment Company which his groups have performed and claimed first place in various talent venues. Also, his music has received air play in the local area. He volunteered his audio and video ability to “Keepin It Real” Magazine, he’s captured music industry innovators on video such as: Big Pun (as a result of one of ZIM’s group ARMORY and SPIT opened for Big Pun), Charlie Mack, Steve Brody, MC Breeze, Philly’s 103.9’s Giant and Al B. Silk, to name a few. ZIM consecutively volunteered his audio talents to the PMC (Philadelphia Music Conference; 10 & 11-96 and 10 & 11-97), and WDAS Unity Day Celebration since his teenage years. With rave reviews from Garageband and various internet entities from all over the Globe, proved that the world was yearning for a UNIQUE SOUND!!!!

EXPERIENCE

His on-hands experience and counting includes:
*26 years of Electronic Music Production: Steinberg’s Nuendo and Cubase, ProTools, etc.
*20 years of Engineering, MIDI
*20 years Pre-Production-Post: storyboarding, directing, scriptwriting, lighting, special effects, television studio, production, multi-camera production, electronic field production. Camera Operation: Various Sony and Canon DLSR cameras experience, Éclair and Bolex 16mm film, Sony BetacamSP, Ikegami 3/4”, Hitachi Hi8, Sony Z1U, and countless others.
*Editing: 3/4”, VHS, Media Composer, AVID MCXpress, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, to name a few.

NOW…

ZIM’s music and video talents are built on a solid HIP-HOP Foundation with a blend of underground themes. His quest is to sell millions of records, capture the industry’s respect, and gain a world-wide fan base. ZIM is an industry’s dream, not only can he produce music, he can envision, shoot, and direct memorable music videos, as well. Ask any one who has worked with ZIM, he falls nothing short of an Ultimate Double Threat to the game.

AUDIO COLLABORATIONS

*Black Ice, Def Poetry
*IZZIE FAREAL
a.k.a. Reignman
*Will Mac
*Da Phoxx
*Summer Angel
*Dez
*Nino Breeze
*William H
*Scorp the Boy
*S5
*Hollowman
*Young Hot
*Jay Weldon
*North Philly Hozman
*BTOM
*B. Franchyze
*Gamgangwar
*Strong Armz
*Roscoe
*Stockholders
*Shellz
*Kstar
*Marsha
*Roxy
*Sadior Entertainment’s
artists, and more.

VIDEO MASTERPIECES

*Sticky Situation Television Series Featuring Summer Angel
*Book of Nimrod Television Series
*Philadelphia 76ers
*BET Awards 05’
*Ebony Tie Affair
*Black Colleges’ Battle
of the Marching Bands
*Tony Roberts’ “Darla and
the Boys” Reality Show
*Golden Girl’s Wedding
*Glass Slipper Weddings
*Urban Xpressions
*The Legendary Five Spot
*IZZIE FAREAL
a.k.a. Reignman
*Will Mac
*Summer Angel
*Nino Breeze
*Jay Weldon
*North Philly Hozman
*The Watchmen
*Major Banton
*Cory Gunz
*Murda Mook
*Arlen Johnson, Football
Highlights and Training
*Right 2 Life “Stop the
Violence” Event
*Adult Entertainment
*Healthy Sexuality Mixer
Seminars with Dr. Natasha
Mack
*Soul Sounds, Jamal
Mack & L4A Marketing:
*Black Ice, Def Poetry Legend
& Tony Award Winner
*Just Greg
*Curt Chambers
*Shanelle Garbrielle,
Def Poetry Legend
*Chinah Blac
*Carol Riddick
*Aamir Rasheed
*Lyrical the Lyricist
*Archie the Messenger
*Lamar Hill
*Mavis Swan Poole
*Shyster
*Talaam Acey
*R&B Foundation, 2008
Pioneer Awards:
*Philadelphia International,
Kenny Gamble and Gary
Huff
*Lifetime Achievement –
Chaka Khan
*Individual Artist Award –
Teena Marie
*Individual Artist Award –
Bill Withers
*Individual Artist Award –
Sugar Pie Desanto
*Group Award – Kool &
The Gang
*Group Award – The
Whispers
*Sidemen Award – The
Funk Brothers
*Legacy Award – Donny
Hathaway
*Leadership Award – Al
Bell of STAXX Records
*Dionne Warwick
*Bonnie Raitt
*Jerry Butler
*Wayne Brady
*William Bell
*Jerry Blavat
*Gary US Bonds
*Maxine Brown
*G C Cameron
*Steve Cropper
*Aretha Franklin
*Chuck D
*Vivian Green
*Anthony Hamilton
*Mabel John
*Kindred The Family Soul
*Kenny Lattimore
*Bill Jolly
*The Honorable Michael
Nutter, Mayor of the City
of Philadelphia
*John Oats
*Bunny Sigler
*Justine “Baby”
Washington
*Cody Ryan Wise
*Jaguar Wright
*Betty Wright
*Layla Hathaway
*Freddie Jackson
*Chubby Checker
*Harvey Fuqua
Philadelphia Democratic
Mayoral Primary Debate:
*Chaka Fattah
*Dwight Evans
*Tom Knox
*Bob Brady
*Michael Nutter

To find out more about STREETGROUNDS RECORDS, check out:
I AM THE BEAT, DVD & CD Combo Written or Power Point Press Kit Presentation

Web: STREETGROUNDS.COM
Email: zimproductions215@gmail.com

Phone Contacts:
Cell: 267-306-7480 (Jon “ZIM Zimmerman)
Cell: 215-609-7664 (Monica Zimmerman)
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