(born Gerald George Zigmont on
, 1958) 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
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
Zigmont is a regular member of Woody Allen and his
New Orleans Jazz Band which plays every Monday evening at
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
(directed by Barbara Kopple
) which documents a 1996
European tour by Allen
and his band.
Zigmont has performed extensively with the group in Europe, South
America, Turkey and Greece.
Image:Woodyband.jpg|Woody Allen with Jerry Zigmont and Simon
Wettenhall performing at Vienne Jazz Festival, Vienne,
- Artist Webpage: http://www.jerryzigmont.com
- Woody Allen & His New Orleans Jazz Band: