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Artist biography Eliot Zigmund
Eliot Zigmund has enjoyed a wide and varied musical career on the international jazz scene. As a native New Yorker, Eliot was an avid jazz fan and student of the music from an early age and started drumming professionally at the age of 16. After a degree in music with study at the Mannes College of Music and the City College of New York, Eliot began a long and varied playing career.
Eliot Zigmund was the drummer for the legendary Bill Evans from 1975 through 1979, recording and touring extensively with the pianist.
Following his tenure with Evans, Eliot spent five yearstouring and recording with the late French piano prodigy Michel Petrucciani, in a trio with bassist Palle Daniellson.
Along the way Eliot Zigmund has worked and/or recorded with the some of the biggest names in modern jazz including Jim Hall, Stan Getz, Joanne Brackeen, Don Friedman, Dick Oatts, Ron McClure, Art Lande, Richie Beirach, Lee Konitz, Fred Hersch, Red Mitchell, Eddie Gomez, John Hart, Eddie Henderson, Vic Juris, Mike Richmond, Benny Golson, Enrico Pieranunzi, Marvin Stamm, Vince Guaraldi and others. Commercial credits include stints with Neil Sedaka, Dionne Warwick and the Pointer Sisters.
In addition to his performance career, Eliot Zigmund has been involved in jazz education as a clinician and teacher both in the US and abroad. Recent performance projects include working with pianist Ted Rosenthal's trio at the 2005 Bill Evans Festival at South East Louisiana University; touring Japan with the legendary jazz singer Helen Merrill; featured jazz drummer with his trio, pianist Paolo Birro and bassist Lorenzo Conte, at the 2006 PercFest, an annual percussion oriented music festival in Laigueglia, Italy; Sept/06, recording and performing the music of Bert Bacharach with Sicilian harmonica player Giuseppe Millici. Nov/Dec 06 saw Eliot Zigmund touring Italy with pianist Dado Moroni quartet, as well as with the above mentioned trio with Birro and Conte; with renowned coronetist Warren Vache in club/concert settings, with saxophonist Virginia Mayhew in club/concert settings.