Pete Zimmer

Drummer, Pete Zimmer, moved to New York City in June of 2001, and has since established himself as one of the top-call drummers in New York City’s jazz scene. Originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin, Zimmer has made his mark nationally and internationally as a versatile and articulate drummer, bandleader, sideman, composer, educator, and record label entrepreneur.

Since 2004, Pete Zimmer released five (5) critically acclaimed albums as a leader on his own record label, Tippin’ Records. The albums showcase both his constant swing on the drums and his skillful and melodic compositions. His composition, “Time That Once Was,” a moving ballad recorded on his first album Common Man, was recently licensed to Sony Pictures Television where it was featured in the opening scene of the series they produce “Masters of Sex” (Episode 307, Monkey Business), aired on Showtime. He has received many accolades from major publications. “Pete Zimmer has learned his New York lessons well, as his dry tone, meaty swing beat and subtle accents make him an old hand” (Down Beat), and “Zimmer's drumming boasts a crisp, swinging command with judicious musicality.” (Modern Drummer)

Zimmer’s band has performed at many of the prominent jazz venues in New York City including: The Blue Note, Jazz Standard, Smoke Jazz Club, Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Birdland Jazz Club, The Kitano, Fat Cat, and Cornelia Street Café. He has toured throughout much of the USA and the United Kingdom. Throughout the years his group has featured many of the top musicians in New York City including: Mike Rodriguez, Joel Frahm, Jeremy Pelt, George Garzone, Peter Bernstein, Avi Rothbard, David Wong, Peter Slavov, Rick Germanson, Toru Dodo, John Sullivan, Mike DiRubbo, Ryan Kisor, Vitaly Golovnev, George DeLancey, Jerry Weldon, Joseph Lepore, Jaleel Shaw, Robert Rodriguez, Jeb Patton, and others.

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Tony Malaby's Cello Trio (Fri) Pete Zimmer Group (Sat) at Cornelia...

December 31, 2007

Ribs & Brisket Revue (Mon) Speakeasy (Tue) Tony Malaby's Cello Trio...

September 10, 2007

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August 27, 2007

Pete Zimmer Group September USA Tour Featuring Jeremy Pelt

April 29, 2007

The Jazz Session: Pete Zimmer

February 25, 2007

Pete Zimmer Band @ Blues Alley Monday, February 26, 2007 8PM and 10PM

January 31, 2007

Pete Zimmer Band @ Blues Alley Monday, February 26, 2007, 8PM and 10PM

January 31, 2007

Pete Zimmer Quintet at the Blue Note Friday, February 2nd 12:30am

October 24, 2006

Pete Zimmer Quintet: Judgment CD Release Party at The Kitano, 8pm...

October 04, 2006

Drummer Pete Zimmer on WKCR Wednesday Oct. 4th 6pm to 9pm

September 21, 2006

Pete Zimmer New CD Judgment, Featuring George Garzone + Upcoming...

August 08, 2006

Pete Zimmer Quintet at Cecil's Jazz Club Friday, August 11th 9pm

July 05, 2006

Pete Zimmer Quintet CD Release Party at Cornelia Street Cafe Saturday,...

June 13, 2006

Pete Zimmer Quintet: Burnin' Live at the Jazz Standard (TIP1102) CD...

May 05, 2006

The Pete Zimmer Quintet Burnin' Live at the Jazz Standard (TIP1102)...

February 06, 2006

Pete Zimmer Quintet Tuesday, February 7th at the Jazz Standard Sets at...

January 10, 2006

Pete Zimmer Quintet Upcoming Events

October 31, 2005

Pete Zimmer Quartet Saturday, November 5th 9pm at the Cornelia Street...

October 06, 2005

Pete Zimmer Quintet at Smalls Thursday Oct. 6th 10PM

September 28, 2005

Pete Zimmer Quartet October Tour

”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

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Discography

Prime of Life

Prime of Life

Tippin' Records
2011

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Burnin' Live at the Jazz Standard

Burnin' Live at the...

Tippin' Records
2006

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Judgment

Judgment

Tippin' Records
2006

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Common Man

Common Man

Tippin' Records
2005

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