Eric Zinman was born and educated in Boston, MA . He studied music/composition with Bill Dixon at Bennington College and later George Russell and Jimmy Giuffre at New England Conservatory.  He formed a piano trio with percussionist Laurence Cook, bassist Craig Schildhauer and later bassists John Voigt and Jacob William. For years, he has been an active producer, performer and organizer and composer and arranger of ensembles in Boston including Citizen’s Orchestra with Stanley Jason Zappa and the ensemble New Language Collaborative with Syd Smart, drums and Glynis Lomon, cello. Turning away from the music scene he worked in theatre, with poets and with painter Linda Clave.  Mr. Zinman has collaborated with artist, Aldo Tambellini in presenting performances which used Tambellini’s films, videos and poetry read with poet singer actress Lo Galluccio. In 2006, he began to play and gain recognition in Europe in collaboration with Austrian based musician/artist Mario Rechtern, and a trio with French bassist Benjamin Duboc and percussionist Didier Lasserre and later Makoto Sato with bassist Yoram Rosillio  He has performed in 6 different countries and has been reviewed in 5 different languages.  Since 2005 musician/composer Eric Zinman has been recorded and produced on Cadence(US), Ayler, (France) Studio234(USA), Improvising Beings(France. ).  He will again be featured in an upcoming recording “Devototionalien”Nottwo Records(Poland). He is listed in the 19th edition Penguin Guide To Jazz Recordings 

 

 

PRINCIPAL PERFORMANCES

 

Jamaica Plain Multicultural Arts Center - Jamaica Plain, MA

- Benefit for Friends of the Amazon

- arrangement of Legba Crossing by Cecil Taylor for a 12-piece orchestra 1989

New England Conservatory, Jordan Hall - Cecil Taylor Student Ensemble, performed Burning Poles 1989

Raphe Malik Quartet - Performed with the Quartet in 1989

Worcester Artists Group (WAG) - Performed at the space in 1991

Zachary_s at the Collonnade Hotel - Boston, MA 1992

Cambridge Adult Education - Cambridge, MA

Zeitgeist Gallery - Organized and Directed a music performance series under the name of Playground in September of 9/95, Cambridge, MA. Also Created the Composer Ensemble with Musician Raphe Malik

Zeitgeist Gallery - Organized and produced the Cambridge Piano Festival

Bennington College - 1995 , 1996

Autumn Uprising Festival 1997 (organized and produced by David Gross)- The performance was recorded on the Tautology Label and bought and released by Cadence records

Boston Dance Company - performed with Dancer Adrienne Hawkins

 

Knitting Factory - New York City, performed with tenor saxophonist Sabir Mateen and percussionist Mike Lopez 98,99

Studio 234 - Founder and Director, taught workshops with bassist/composer John Voigt - produced performances begining 2000

Jimmaize Art Club - Cambridge, MA 2002

Music of The Momment- Birmingham, Alabhama, 2002 produced by Ladonna Smith

The Tremont Theatre- Boston, MA produced by the International society 2002

composed music for a nine piece orchestra in collaboration with THE ARTEZANI THEATRE in the production of Dionysus in Cambridge at the Zeitgeist Gallery 4/6/02 and at the Boston Dance CO. 5/30/02

Performed at the Williamsburg Art Nexus in Brooklyn, NYC 4/27/02 at the Sound and Form Festival with multi-reedist Blaise Siwula and Percussionist Matt Weston.

Performed at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston with Bassist John Voigt and Percussionist Laurence Cook 10/7/02 as part of the Autumn Uprising Festival 2002

Performed with C.O.M.A. (Citizens Ontological Musical Agenda) at ABC NO-RIO in NYC 10/02

Performed with Ian Mackinnon of the Artezani Theatre at the Zeitgeist Gallery in The Bush/Cheney Christmas 12/23/2003

Performed at the Artists At Large Gallery in Hyde Park, Boston 4/9/2004 with Raqib Hassan and the Interdimensional Science Research Orchestra

Performed and cowrote concept and music with Ian Mackinnon of the Artezani Theatre at the Zeitgeist Gallery in The Apotheosis of George W. Bush 6/27/2004

Deep Listening Space in Kingston, New York with percussionist Laurence Cook and bassist John Voigt 4/14/2005

Vermont Jazz Center in Brattleborough, Vermont with percussionist Laurence Cook and bassist John Voigt 4/15/2005 sponsored by Green River Data Analysis

Cafe Olympic Rue Leon, Paris, France with percussionist Didier Lasserre and bassist Benjamin Duboc September 27, 2006

Stralau 68 Berlin, Germany with percussionist Thomas Rehnert, bassist Jan Roder, and Saxophonist Ernst Ludwig Petrowski October 10, 2006

Espace Culturel de L'Universite d'Angers Angers, France with percussionist Didier Lasserre and bassist Benjamin Duboc October 13, 2006

L’Atelier Tampon 14 Rue Jules Valles 75012 Paris, FRANCE with percussionist Didier Lasserre and bassist Benjamin Duboc Sep.16, 2007

                                                                        With percussionist Makot Sato and Clarinetist Michael Marcus October 11, 2007

Alten Schmiede  with the Reform Art Unit Schonlaterngass 9 1010 Vienna, Austria September 22 Saturday @ 4pm  2007

 The Reform Art Unit (septet and diverse)

Seven for Art

 Walter Mali    soprano saxophone and drums                 

 Eric Zinman  piano

 Mario Recthern reeds

 Karl Wilhelm Krbavac viola da gamba and piano

 Karl Vossner oboe damiara

 Monika Staedler harp

Fritz Novotny  soprano saxophone (leader and director)

Alt Stralou 68, 10245 Berlin, -S- Treptowerpark/Ostkreuz  Germany September 30, Sunday 9pm

Das Quartet

Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky  tenor saxophone/ Eric Zinman piano/ Jan Roder bass/ Michael Griener drums

Satchmos [Reinhardstrasse 25-27]

Boston-Berlin Ensemble Mittwoch 3 Oktober 20.30 uhr

Matthias Muller trombone/ Eric Zinman piano/ Berit Jung bass/ Christian Marien drums

 

 

Brecht Forum NYC  February 17th  2008   with Laurence Cook drums and John Voigt bass

14.April, 2009 Celeste Bar/Hamburgerstr.18/1050 Wien with Mario Rechtern-reeds, Hannes Krebs-drums, Kilian Schrader-electric bass
 

2009 TOUR with Pirates South East: Mario Rechtern, Federico Ughi, Renato Ciunfrini, and Christiano de Fabritiis

 

V:NM Festival Graz,Austria April 16, 2009

Fluc Neubaugasse 52/37 April 23, 2009

A-1070 Vienna, Austria

Scuola Popolare Di Musica IVAN ILLICH April 25, 2009

Via Giuriolo, 7  40129  Bologna, Italy

 

February 25 @theOUTPOST in Cambridge, MA

 NEW LANGUAGE COLLABORATIVE

Glynis Lomon cello

Syd Smart drums

Eric Zinman piano

 

EUROPEAN TOUR WITH ROCKS IN THE SEA 2010

 

March 4, 2010

Centro Cultural Matadero

 Avda. Martinez de Velasco, 6, Huesca

 

March 5, 2010

CASINO DE JACA.

 Calle de Echegaray 13, Jaca. - 974 36 01 94 ESPAGNE.

 

March 6 2010

ARTACTS 2010 festival for Jazz and Improvised music

Alt Gerberei/St. Johann/Tyrol, Austria

 

ROCKS IN THE SEA

Benjamin Duboc contrabasse (F)

Didier Lasserre drums(F)

Mario Rechtern saxophones(A)

Eric Zinman piano and Euphonium (US)

 

March 9 Celeste Bar/Hamburgerstr.18/1050 Vienna

Mario Rechtern-reeds,

Hannes Krebs-drums,

Kilian Schrader-electric bass

Eric Zinman piano

 

 

14.(16h)and 16.march (19h) 2010:reformARTunit plays the GOLEM Story live at the

 ALTE SCHMIEDE Schönlaterngasse 9 1010 WIEN

 

johannes GROYSBECK groysophon,el.bass guitar

hans HEISZ drums

sepp MITTERBAUER trumpet

fritz NOVOTNY reeds

eric ZINMAN piano,bass fluegelhorn.

 

 

 

March 19 Gallex 

Paris, France

Eric Zinman piano

Yarom Rosillio bass

Makoto Sato drums

 

European Tour 2011

 

 

 

Amsterdam, Netherlands

27 March 21:00

Eerste Sweelinckstraat 10

 

Eric Zinman piano

John Dikeman saxophone

Wilbert de Joode bass

Michael Vatcher drums

 

Paris France

March 29 21:30

Babilo

9 Rue de Baigneur

Paris XVIII

 

 

Eric Zinman piano

Makoto Sato drums

Benjamin Duboc bass

 

Theater im Bahnhof

Elisabethinergasse 27A

 VNM festival Graz, Austria

7 April   21:00

 

Sheik Anorak guitar

Mario Rechtern reeds and saxstrings

Weasel Walter drums

Eric Zinman piano

 

Vienna Austria

11 April  20:00 uhr

Klavier Bernhard Balas

Märzstrase 103 (eingang Nobilegasse), 1150 Wien (A)

 

Angelina Ertel (D) Querflöte, Stimme

Eric Zinman (USA) Klavier

Clementine Gasser (CH) Violoncello

 

 

Vienna Austria

12 April 20:00

Celeste

Hamburgerstrasse 18 Wien 1150

 

 

Johannes Krebbs drums

Mario Rechtern reeds

Killian Schrader electric bass

Eric Zinman piano

 

Paris, France

17 Avril 20:00

Espace Z’avant garde

137 rue de Sèvres

 

Camille Escudero dance

Mario Rechtern reeds

Yoram Rosillio bass

Sato Makoto drums

 

NYC 2011

 

University of the Streets

New Language Collaborative with Ras Moshe

Eric Zinman piano

Syd Smart drums

Glynis Lomon cello

Ras Moshe Tenor Saxophone

 

THE STONE

August 12

Weasel Walter drums/Lisle Ellis bass/Eric Zinman piano

 

Boston 2011

 

June 12 Fred’s Piano Service Dedham

François Tusques piano

Eric Zinman piano/percussion

 

June 14

Isabella Juanpera voice/ François Tusques piano/ Eric Zinman Electric Piano/percussion

 

European tour 2012

 

 

3 Avril 20:00

Espace Z’avant garde

137 rue de Sèvres

Paris, France

 

 

Eric Zinman solo piano/percussion

François Tusques  solo piano

 

26 March

Zaal 100

De Wittenstraat 100

1052 BA Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

Eric Zinman   piano

John Dikeman saxophonist

Ono Govaert drums

Wilbert de Joode  bass.

 

2 August 2012

OUTPOST

186 Hampshire St.

Cambridge, MA USA

 

Aldo Tambellini Black Films/ Video/Poetry

Music Eric Zinman

Reading Lo Galluccio

 

VEKKS Vienna Austria

8 May 2013

 

Hannes Krebs drums

Linda Sharrock voice

Kilian Schrader electric bass, sfx

Mario Rechtern Saxophones, saxoline, flute

Eric Zinman piano

 

Schnittpunkte Der Musik

10-12 Mai 2013

im Gusthof Rudi Pummer

7561 Heiligenkreuz

 

Many musicians from Austria, Poland, Israel, Switzerland, Slovakia and Slovania

 

 

17 Mai 2013

Ackenbush

3, rue Raymond Fassin

92240 Malakoff

Paris, France

 

Itaru Oki trumpet, flugelhorn

Mario Rechtern saxophones, flute, saxolin

Linda Sharrock voice

Eric Zinman piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educational Resume For Eric Zinman

 

Masters Degree in Music - New England Conservatory of Music

piano studies - Ran Blake

Lydian Chromatic Concept - Goerge Russell

composition - Jimmy Giuffre

 

Bachelor of Arts - Bennington College

Black Music Major - Music Major with a concentration in Black Music Aesthetics

Studies in Composition and Performance - Bill Dixon

Piano Studies - Nadi Qamar ( Spaulding Givens), Lionel Nowak

 

EXPERIENCE

Experience with small and large ensembles both as Composer and Performer

Dance Accompanist for Harvard Dance Program - Claire Mallardi, Director

Private piano instructor

Radio at WBRS-FM in Waltham - 20th Century Music Show