11.14.11 Pete Zimmer's upcoming album, "Prime of Life," featuring George Garzone, Peter Bernstein, & Peter Slavov is going to be released April 17, 2012! Stayed tuned for further details.
6.1.11 Pete Zimmer recorded his fifth album, "Prime of Life," featuring George Garzone, Peter Bernstein, & Peter Slavov on May 18, 2011. Look for it at the beginning of 2012.
4.28.11 New Pete Zimmer article published in the South Bend Tribune today. CLICK HERE
10.6.09 Pete Zimmer appeared as a guest DJ on WMSE Milwaukee 91.7FM with Dr. Sushi's Free Jazz BBQ on 10.6.09. Stream Archive Broadcast HERE (Pete joins Dr. Sushi 90 minutes into broadcast)
5.1.09 Pete Zimmer gave a featured interview for Jazz Improv-NY May 2009 Drum Lover's Issue.
1.8.09 Please check out the article on Pete Zimmer in Down Beat Magzine's February 2009 issue in their Players section.
9.15.2008 Chillin' Live breaks into Jazz Radio Charts currently listing #45 on JazzWeek and #30 College Radio!
9.2.2008 Chillin' Live CD released on Tippin' Records and hits radio nationwide.
Pete Zimmer Quartet
Featuring Jeremy Pelt
Chillin' Live @ Jazz Factory
Jeremy Pelt - trumpet/flugelhorn
Avi Rothbard - guitar
David Wong - bass
Pete Zimmer - drums
Download from iTunes CLICK HERE
Recorded live to two-track at the Jazz Factory in Louisville, Kentucky.
"Smokin' as usual"
Michael A. Valentine - Music Director
WDNA 88.9 FM Miami, Florida
"Very excited to share your new release with our listeners here in Syracuse. Hope the record is well received nationally!"
Eric Cohen - Music Director
WAER 88.3 FM Syracuse, New York
8.5.2008 Pete Zimmer signs an exclusive endorsement with YAMAHA Drums!
4.30.2007 Listen to Pete Zimmer's interview on The Jazz Sessions by Jason Crane. CLICK HERE
"Check out Zimmer's articulate solo on "One for GG" and his second-line pulse on "The Three Petes."" MODERN DRUMMER MAGAZINE, Ilya Stemkovsky (June 2012) MORE
"A flexible rhythmist, Zimmer conjures a loping, insinuating groove" JAZZTIMES, Bill Milkowski (April 2012) MORE
"The playing here is impressive all the way through." CADENCE, Jerome Wilson, (April 2012)
"Prime of Life is as lively and cohesive as a record can be"
THE NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD, Terrell Holmes (March 2012)
"Pete Zimmer; an alert drummer and engaging composer with a taste for refined hard bop, leads a small group" THE NEW YORKER (December 2011)
"Crackle-and-snap drummer Pete Zimmer spoke volumes with a few thumps of his snare." FINANCIAL TIMES (February 2010)
"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 (December 2008)
"Pete Zimmer's fourth recording as a bandleader and composer might stake his claim as a modern day version of Art Blakey."
ALL MUSIC GUIDE MORE
"The hard bop of the 1960s provides thematic sustenance for the drummer Pete Zimmer, who leads an athletic combo"
"Zimmer's drumming boasts a crisp, swinging command with judicious musicality."
"Zimmer's swinging chops and musical prowess make him a "must hear" in the jazz genre. Chillin' Live @ Jazz Factory is a substantial rung on the musical career ladder of Pete Zimmer."
"The hookup between Zimmer and Wong makes Chillin' something special."
"Zimmer's time is nuclear perfect"
"The smart, swinging Pete Zimmer" PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER
• Every Thursday 6-8pm (unless otherwise noted) at Han Dynasty in NYC with Steve Wirts and friends.
• Every Saturday 9pm-1am (unless otherwise noted) at Flatiron Room in NYC with Brassy and the Brass Knuckles.
• January 12th @ The Django w. Jordan Piper Trio, 7:30pm, NYC.
• January 12th @ The Sound Bite w. Danny Walsh Quartet, 10:30pm, NYC.
• January 18th @ Grand Geneva w. Dan Trudell Trio, 8pm, Lake Geneva, WI.
• January 19th @ Green Mill w. Pat Mallinger & Pete Benson for After Hours Jazz Party, 12am, Chicago, IL.
• January 20th @ CaVa, Pete Zimmer Quartet, Kansas City, MO, 8pm.
• January 21st @ Blue Bloods Brewing, Pete Zimmer Trio, 8pm, Lincoln, NE.
• January 22nd @ Jambo Jazz Club, Pete Zimmer Trio, 7pm, Omaha, NE.
• January 30th @ Mezzrow Jazz Club w. Ron McClure Trio, 8pm, NYC.
• February 18th @ Churchill's w. Fernando Ulibarri Trio, 9pm, Miami, FL.
• February 19th @ The Corner, Pete Zimmer Quartet, 11pm, Miami, FL.
• February 20th @ Fish House, Pete Zimmer Quartet 8pm, Miami, FL.
• February 21st @ Lagniappe, Pete Zimmer Quartet, 8pm, Miami, FL
• February 23rd @ Sunset Tavern, Pete Zimmer Quartet, 9pm, Miami, FL.
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