It's a Four on the Floor *Live* double-header next week on Instagram Live IGTV!Please join us for the next two action packed episodes of Four on the Floor *Live* happening next Wednesday, June 14th at 7pm MST (9pm EST) featuring Pete Zimmer and Thursday, June 15th at 11am MST (1pm EST) featuring Jason Tiemann, both appearing on Instagram Live IGTV @fouronthfloorblog
Pete Zimmer has released five (5) critically acclaimed albums since 2004 as a leader on his own record label, Tippin’ Records. The albums showcase both his consistent swing 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, including "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 and throughout the United States, including The Blue Note, Jazz Standard, Smoke Jazz Club, Smalls Jazz Club, Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Birdland Jazz Club, The Kitano, Fat Cat, Cornelia Street Café, Blues Alley, Baker’s Keyboard Lounge, Cliff Bells, Zanzibar Blue, Chris’ Jazz Cafe, NightTown, Andy’s Jazz Club, Winter’s Jazz Club, The Jazz Estate, Dazzle Jazz Club, Nocturne, Caffè Sole, Green Lady Lounge, Black Dolphin, Jazz Kitchen, Lagniappe, Jazz Factory, The Royal Room, and Le Chat, among others. He has toured throughout the United Kingdom performing at both Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express in London. Throughout the years his group has featured many of the top musicians, including Mike Rodriguez, Joel Frahm, Jeremy Pelt, George Garzone, Peter Bernstein, Wayne Escoffery, Avi Rothbard, David Wong, Peter Slavov, Rick Germanson, Toru Dodo, John Sullivan, Mike DiRubbo, Stacy Dillard, Miki Yamanaka, Yoshi Waki, Ryan Kisor, Vitaly Golovnev, George DeLancey, Jerry Weldon, Joseph Lepore, Jaleel Shaw, Jon Gordon, Robert Rodriguez, Jeb Patton, Tadataka Unno, Sam Trapchak, Patrick Cornelius, Daisuke Abe, Kuriko Tsugawa, Sharel Cassity, Marco Panascia, Yotam Silberstein, Nathan Peck, Michael Janisch, Pete Benson, Kyle Asche, Scott Burns, Geof Bradfield, Ivan Taylor, Jake Vinsel, Ben Markley, Ben Leifer, Matt Otto, Mitch Towne, Jim Pisano, William Flynn, Jeremy Thomas, Mark Small, Martin Bejerano, Alex Brown, Dion Kerr, Tim Jago, Fernando Ulibarri, Steve Allee, Jeremy Allen, Mark Davis, Jamie Breiwick, Dan Trudell, Jeff Hamann, Jeff Pedraz, Corey Kendrick, Ryan Freitas, John Gunther, Peter Sommers, Seth Lewis, Reggie Berg, Jason Crowe, Hans Teuber, Tim Kennedy, Geoff Harper, Bob Bowman, and others.
As a highly regarded educator and clinician, Pete Zimmer has presented clinics and masterclasses at many top collegiate jazz programs throughout the United States and United Kingdom. He was a faculty member with the New York Jazz Academy from 2009 until 2021.
As an active sideman, Zimmer has performed and/or recorded with the likes of George Garzone, Rodney Jones, Jeremy Pelt, Dennis Irwin, David Schnitter, Lezlie Harrison, Pat Mallinger, Champian Fulton, Akiko Tsuruga, Rick Germanson, Julius Tolentino, Gene Perla, Wayne Escoffery, Dan Nimmer, and many others.
Pete Zimmer’s record label, Tippin’ Records, was originally established to feature his own projects, but after having much success with his first few releases, it did not take long for other artists to solicit their projects to Tippin’. In 2009 Zimmer decided to expand the catalogue and encompass additional artists. The first additional artist was trumpeter Vitaly Golovnev with the release of To Whom It May Concern and was followed by guitarist Kyle Asche Organ Trio (featuring legendary organist Melvin Rhyne), Blues for Mel. The label now has a total of one dozen releases and six artists.
Zimmer’s education includes studies at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois and at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, earning his bachelor’s degree. He was fortunate to have apprenticeships with master musicians and teachers Danilo Perez, Cecil McBee, George Garzone, George Russell, Bob Moses, Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Brookmeyer, Robert Chappell, Rich Holly, Ronald Carter, Jeff Stitely, Joel Spencer, and James A. Sewrey.