Eliot Zigmund has been a professional musician for close to 60 years. As a New York City native, he was steeped in the jazz tradition of the city with the help of an older brother who was an aspiring jazz guitarist. Eliot earned a BA in Music from combined studies at the City College of NY and Mannes College of Music.
He has performed and recorded extensively with such jazz luminaries as Bill Evans, Michel Petrucciani, Jim Hall, Lee Konitz, John Abercrombie, Stan Getz, Eddie Gomez, Vince Guaraldi, Richie Beirach, and many others.
As a former faculty member of William Paterson University Jazz Studies, NJ, and NYU Jazz Studies, NYC, Eliot has extensive experience in jazz education. In addition, throughout his career and far flung travels, he has been involved in all manner of workshops and clinics world wide and continues to teach privately and do workshops around the world.
At this point in his career, Eliot leads his own quartet featuring pianist Allen Farnham, bassist David Kingsnorth, and saxophonist Matt Garrison. In addition he is an in demand sideman and works extensively in and around the New York City area as well as abroad. Recent touring has included performance and recordings in Spain, Denmark, China, and Japan with a wide array of musicians and bands including Eddie Gomez, Christina von Bulow, Chris Cheek, Soren Christiansen, Jasper Lungaard, Giovanni Mirabassi and others.