Eliot Zigmund

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Eliot Zigmund
Born (1945-04-14) April 14, 1945 (age 71)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, professor
Instruments Drums
Years active 1970–present

Eliot Zigmund (born April 14, 1945) is an American jazz drummer, who has worked extensively as a session musician.


Zigmund studied at Mannes College of Music and CCNY, where he graduated in 1969. After moving to California, he found work in the 1970s playing with Ron McClure, Steve Swallow, Art Lande, Mike Nock, Mel Martin, and Vince Guaraldi. He moved back to New York City in 1974, where he played with Bill Evans from 1975 to 1978. He also played with Eddie Gómez, Bennie Wallace, Richard Beirach, Jim Hall, Chet Baker, Stan Getz, Fred Hersch, and Red Mitchell before the end of the 1970s.

He played with Don Friedman from 1979 to 1984, and then joined a trio with Michel Petrucciani until the late 1980s. After this he worked both as a leader in small ensembles and as a sideman with Gary Peacock (1980), Carl Barry (1982), Keith Greko (1985), Eiji Nakayama (1988), and Stefan Karlsson (1995).

Zigmund has also done work as a session player for Neil Sedaka, Dionne Warwick, and The Pointer Sisters, among others.

Zigmund has taught at William Paterson College and New York University.


As sideman[edit]

With Bill Evans

With Gary Peacock

With Christina Von Bulow


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