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Pete Zimmer

Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: September 18, 1977    

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....
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    Prime Of Life

    Concord Picante
    2012
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    Prime of Life

    Tippin' Records
    2011
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    Burnin' Live at the Jazz Standard

    Tippin' Records
    2006
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    Judgment

    Tippin' Records
    2006
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    Common Man

    Tippin' Records
    2005
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    Common Man

    Tippin' Records
    2004
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”Crackle-and-snap drummer Pete Zimmer spoke volumes with a few thumps of his snare.” FINANCIAL TIMES

”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

SABIAN Cymbals 1. 22" HH Mini-Bell Jack DeJohnette Signature w/2-Chrome Rivets 2. 21" HHX Groove Ride w/1-Chrome Rivet 3. 14" HHX Manhattan Jazz Hi-Hats EVANS Drumheads J1 on Batter side of Snare and Toms and Resonant of Toms Hazy 300 Snare Resonant G1 Batter and Resonant for Bass Drum VIC FIRTH Drumsticks Custom Pete Zimmer Signature Stick (based off AJ1) Heritage Brush Drums: Yamaha Maple Custom A. 18X14 Bass Drum B. 14X5.5 Snare Drum C. 12x8 Tom D. 14X14 Floor Tom Single braced hardware w/two cymbals stands Chain Drive Foot Pedal
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