Jerry Zigmont

Trombone, Musical Artist

1958 –

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Who is Jerry Zigmont?

Jerry Zigmont is a New Orleans-style jazz trombonist. While growing up in Connecticut, Jerry began his musical studies at the age of 12. He performed in a variety of marching bands, drum corps, jazz bands, brass quintets, classical orchestras, and later earned degrees in Performance and Music Education at the University Of Connecticut.

Beginning in the early 1980s, Zigmont "cut his teeth" playing club dates and concerts in regional jazz groups throughout New England. In 1987 he began an association with the celebrated British clarinetist, Sammy Rimington which resulted in a series of recordings and tours. Jerry's rousing style has been featured with many noted New Orleans jazz luminaries including Doc Cheatham, Percy Humphrey and Arvell Shaw.

Jerry Zigmont is a regular member of Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band which plays every Monday evening at Manhattan's Carlyle Hotel. His trombone playing is steeped in the classic New Orleans tradition, with its trademark raw power and "straight from the heart" approach. He appears on the soundtrack of the documentary film Wild Man Blues which documents a 1996 European tour by Allen and his band.

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Born
Feb 24, 1958
Bridgeport
Education
  • University of Connecticut

Submitted
on July 23, 2013