Born: September 18, 1977 Primary Instrument: Drums
Since his arrival to New York City over a decade ago in June of 2001, Pete Zimmer has established himself amongst the forefront as one of the top-call young drummers in New York's jazz scene. Born and raised in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Zimmer has made his mark locally and internationally as a versatile and articulate drummer, bandleader, sideman, composer, educator, and record label entrepreneur.
Before moving to New York, Zimmer studied both at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois and also at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, where he earned his bachelors degree. At the Conservatory he had the good fortune to have apprenticeships with master musicians such as Danilo Perez, Cecil McBee, George Garzone, Bob Moses, Jerry Bergonzi, and Bob Brookmeyer....
Pete Zimmer has learned his New York lessons well, as his dry tone, meaty swing beat and subtle accents make him an old hand on Chillin' Live @ Jazz Factory DOWN BEAT
Zimmer's drumming boasts a crisp, swinging command with judicious musicality. MODERN DRUMMER
Personnel: Pete Zimmer drums; George Garzone: tenor saxophone; Peter Bernstein: guitar; Peter Slavov: bass.
Chillin' Live @ Jazz Factory (Tippin', 2008)
Personnel: Pete Zimmer: drums; Jeremy Pelt: trumpet/flugelhorn; Avi Rothbard: guitar; David Wong: bass.
Judgment (Tippin', 2006)
Pete Zimmer: drums; George Garzone: tenor sax; Joel Frahm: tenor sax; Michael Rodriguez: trumpet; Toru Dodo: piano; David Wong: bass; John Sullivan: bass.
Burnin' Live at the Jazz Standard (Tippin', 2006)
Pete Zimmer: drums; Michael Rodriguez: trumpet; Joel Frahm: tenor sax; Toru Dodo: piano; David Wong: bass.
Common Man (Tippin', 2004)
Pete Zimmer: drums; Michael Rodriguez: trumpet; Joel Frahm: tenor sax; Rick Germanson: piano; Toru Dodo: piano; John Sullivan: bass.
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