Listen to Pete:

Down or Up

(composed by Pete Zimmer)

Neighborhood: Astoria, Queens (will travel)

Ages taught: ages 8-adult

Levels taught: beg-adv

Pete Zimmer, a gifted and articulate drummer, composer, and educator, moved to Queens, New York in June of 2001 after his completion at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. Upon his arrival in the Big Apple Mr. Zimmer quickly became recognized for his uncanny swing and propulsive authority; all while maintaining a very high sense of musicality when seated behind the drums. These attributes, along with his constant professionalism, brought Zimmer to perform or record with a fine array of artists including: George Garzone, Joel Frahm, Jeremy Pelt, Michael Rodriguez, David Wong, Dennis Irwin, Rick Germanson, Randy Napoleon, Michael Karn, Julius Tolentino, Gene Perla, Tom Kennedy, Wayne Escoffery, Jaleel Shaw, Dan Nimmer, among many others. In May of 2004, Pete Zimmer launched his record label, TippinÕ Records, and on September 7th, 2004 released his first album as a leader, “Common Man,” which was declared “an impressive debut” by the Philadelphia Daily News. Since that time, Zimmer has released three additional leader recordings featuring many of his own compositions that has brought him much critical acclaim worldwide. In addition to being an active performer, Zimmer is dedicated to educating and developing the talents of students. Mr. Zimmer has conducted educational clinics at many Universities throughout the USA including Indiana University, Ohio State University, Northern Illinois University, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, in addition to private lessons of various ages and levels. For more about Pete, visit