“Pete Zimmer, 29, has learned his New York lessons well, as his dry tone, meaty swing beat and subtle accents make him an old hand” said Down Beat of the young jazz percussionist’s 2008 performance on Chillin’ Live @ Jazz Factory.
Zimmer made an appearance today on Dr. Sushi’s Free Jazz BBQ (Tuesdays, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) and spoke about his recent performances over the weekend at Milwaukee’s Jazz Estate, en route to a performance at The House Cafe tomorrow in DeKalb, Illinois, alongside Pete Benson and Kyle Asche.
Over the WMSE airwaves, Zimmer spoke about his time spent in his hometown of Queens, NYC as a both a performer, teacher and producer and even handed off two CDs he had helped produce: trumpeter Vitaly Golonev’s To Whom it May Concern and the Kyle Asche Organ Trio’s Blues For Mel.
Zimmer’s chops as a jazz performer and producer are admirable at young age; certainly capable of schooling even some of the most seasoned veterans. His status as a regular guide at several jazz clinics at universities(including Indiana University, Northern Illinois University and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) throughout the United States is testament to that.
Find information on Pete Zimmer at: petezimmer.com.