One of the founding members of The Meters, Zigaboo Modeliste – the “King of the Funky Drummers” – set the beat that New Orleans grooved to for over a decade.
Master Drummer, Rhythm-Innovator, Percussionist, and a New Orleans Legend, Ziggy is the most highly acclaimed drummer ever to hail from the Crescent City. Ziggy’s creativity has been a wellspring of funk influence for three decades of musicians and a great many Hip-Hop samplers.
His innovative work as a member of the internationally acclaimed R & B group, “The Meters” as well as his side work with artists like Keith Richards, Robert Palmer, and Dr. John has garnered him an unparalleled level or respect among musicians and fans. Ziggy’s style is unique; he is a master of creating funk grooves and new concepts of funk drumming.
Performing with his Big Chiefs at BIJ & BF, expect floor fillers from The Meters’ song book and a party New Orleans would be proud of!