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PETE ZIMMER

 

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Pete Zimmer, a gifted and articulate drummer, composer, and educator, moved to Queens, New York in June of 2001 after his completion at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA.  Upon his arrival in the Big Apple, Pete Zimmer quickly became recognized for his uncanny swing and propulsive authority; all while maintaining a very high sense of musicality when seated behind the drums. 

 

These attributes, along with his constant professionalism, brought Zimmer to perform or record with a fine array of artists including: George Garzone, Joel Frahm, Jeremy Pelt, Michael Rodriguez, David Wong, Dennis Irwin, Rick Germanson, Randy Napoleon, Michael Karn, Julius Tolentino, Gene Perla, Tom Kennedy, Wayne Escoffery, Jaleel Shaw, Dan Nimmer, among many others. 

 

In May of 2004, Pete Zimmer launched his record label, Tippin’ Records, and on September 7th, 2004 released his first album as a leader, “Common Man,” which was declared “an impressive debut” by the Philadelphia Daily News.  Since that time, Zimmer has produced and released three additional CDs as a leader, “Burnin’ Live at the Jazz Standard” (2006), “Judgment” (2006), and “Chillin’ Live @ Jazz Factory” (2008).  These CDs feature many of his compositions that have brought him a great deal of critical acclaim worldwide. 

 

In addition to being an active performer, Zimmer is dedicated to educating and developing the talents of students.  Mr. Zimmer has conducted educational clinics at many Universities throughout the USA including Indiana University, Ohio State University, Northern Illinois University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, in addition to private lessons of various ages and levels. 



Pete Zimmer plays and endorses YAMAHA Drums, SABIAN Cymbals, EVANS Drumheads, and VIC FIRTH Drumsticks exclusively

 

 

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What Matters - Vitaly Golovnev

TIP1109 Released June 2012

 

Golovnev is clearly a force to be reckoned with”

JAZZ JOURNAL

 

Golovnev projects an idiosyncratic sensibility, ironic and romantic”

DOWN BEAT

 

“His playing suggests a more progressive, angular and daring feel to this music”

ALL MUSIC GUIDE

 

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Vitaly Golovnev trumpet

Zhenya Strigalev alto saxophone

Nathan Peck bass

Pete Zimmer drums



Prime of Life

TIP1108 Released April 17, 2012

 

"Pete Zimmer; an alert drummer and engaging composer" THE NEW YORKER

 

"The hard bop of the 1960s provides thematic sustenance for the drummer Pete Zimmer"
NEW YORK TIMES

 

"Zimmer's drumming boasts a crisp, swinging command with judicious musicality."

MODERN DRUMMER

 

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Pete Zimmer drums

George Garzone tenor saxophone

Peter Bernstein guitar

Peter Slavov bass

 

 

 

 Chillin' Live @ Jazz Factory

 TIP1104 Released September 2, 2008

 

 Chillin’ Live marks Pete Zimmer’s fourth CD as a leader.  It was recorded live on the second night

 of a ten-day USA tour during September of 2007 in Louisville, Kentucky at the Jazz Factory.  This

 newly-formed group is captured on a special night when three of Zimmer’s originals were played

 for the very first time by the band.  These originals were done in one take, similar in style of a

 legendary recording by Miles Davis, Kind of Blue, in that the rest of the band did not see or play

 these charts (besides bassist David Wong) prior to when they were on the bandstand that night. 

 The consequence is an extremely fresh and exciting collection of music.

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Pete Zimmer drums

Jeremy Pelt trumpet & flugelhorn

Avi Rothbard guitar

David Wong bass

 

 

 

 Judgment

 TIP1103 Released October 31, 2006

 

 

 Drummer Pete Zimmer and his quintet’s third CD Judgment features the master tenor 

 saxophonist George Garzone.  Their first two releases Common Man and Burnin’ Live at the Jazz 

 Standard have been receiving much critical acclaim throughout many parts of the world since

 September of 2004.

 

 

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Pete Zimmer drums

George Garzone tenor saxophone

Joel Frahm tenor Saxophone

Michael Rodriguez trumpet

Toru Dodo piano

John Sullivan bass

David Wong bass

 

 

Burnin' Live at the Jazz Standard

 TIP1102 Released June 13, 2006

 

 

 Drummer Pete Zimmer and his quintet recorded their second CD Burnin’ Live at the Jazz Standard

 at Manhattan’s Jazz Standard on February 7, 2006.  The quintet lit a fire from the opening

 number,” Brian Lonergan declared in AllAboutJazz-New York (March 2006).

 

 

 

 

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Pete Zimmer drums

Michael Rodriguez trumpet & flugelhorn

Joel Frahm tenor saxophone

Toru Dodo piano

David Wong bass

 

 

 

 Common Man

 TIP1101 Released September 7, 2004 

 

 The release of Common Man marked the recording debut of Pete Zimmer on which he takes his

 place as a member of the small but select group of straight ahead jazz drummer/leaders.

 Following in the tradition of some of his most influential drummers, Art Blakey, Max Roach, Art

 Taylor and Roy Haynes, Zimmer leads a quintet that plays moving music for the people, but

 unlike his predecessors, the young drummer didn’t leave the majority of composing duties to his

 talented sideman.  Zimmer wrote six of the nine titles on this impressive disc, demonstrating that

 he is one of the most talented composers to ever sit behind a drum kit.

 

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Pete Zimmer drums

Michael Rodriguez trumpet

Joel Frahm tenor saxophone

Toru Dodo piano

Rick Germanson piano

John Sullivan bass

 

 

 

 

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