born on 14/4/1945 in New York City, NY, United States
Eliot Zigmund (born April 14, 1945) is an American jazz drummer, who has worked extensively as a session musician.
Zigmund studied at Mannes School of Music and City College of New York, 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).
A resident of Teaneck, New Jersey, Zigmund has taught at William Paterson College and New York University.
With Bill Evans
- I Will Say Goodbye (Fantasy, 1977)
- You Must Believe in Spring (Warner Bros., 1977)
- Affinity (Warner Bros, 1997)
- On a Monday Evening (Fantasy, 2017)
With Gary Peacock
- Shift in the Wind (ECM, 1980)
With Christina Von Bulow
- The Good Life (Stunt, 2014)
With Michel Petrucciani
- Live at the Village Vanguard (Blue Note, 1984)
- Power of Three (Blue Note, 1985)
- Pianism (Blue Note, 1986)
With Louis Petrucciani
- The Librarian (ANAIS RECORDS, 1990)
- Time Was (SteepleChase, 2017)
- "The State of Jazz: Meet 40 More Jersey Greats", The Star-Ledger, September 28, 2003, backed up by the Internet Archive as of September 27, 2008. Accessed September 15, 2017. "A scintillating drummer, Zigmund lives in Teaneck."
- Kennedy, Garry W. "Eliot Zigmund". The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz. Oxford University Press.
- Eliot Zigmund at AllMusic
- Eliot Zigmund discography at Discogs
- Eliot Zigmund on IMDb