Basic Background Info

Birth: Unknown
Location: Unknown
Band: Frank Zappa, Aretha Franklin, Freddie Hubbard, Barbara Streisand, Peaches and Herb, Elvis Costello, The Pussycat Dolls, Paul Anka, The Bee Gees, Diana Krall
Genres: Rock, Disco
Instruments: Drums
Occupation: Musician


Robert (Bob) Zimmitti, is currently a well-established studio drummer. In the 1970s, he recorded The Grand Wazoo with Frank Zappa. During that era, he also regularly performed with disco acts.

Since then, Bob Zimmitti spent most of his time in the studio, recording with artists such as Diana Krall, the Pussycat Dolls, Paul Anka, The Bee Gees, Gloria Gaynor, Elvis Costello, and countless more. Bob Zimmitti also recorded on several movie soundtracks, including Mighty Joe Young, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry, Peter Pan, and Daredevil. Bob even performed as a featured soloist on The Notebook in 2004.

In early 2008, Bob was performing in a jazz trio with Jeff Colella on piano and Pat Senatore on bass in Los Angeles, supporting vocalist Michael Comacho.


Album Year Album Name Album Band
1972 Straight from the Heart Rance Allen Group
1973 Grand Wazoo Frank Zappa
1973 Latino America Gato Barbieri
1973 Woman Alone Genie Brown
1974 Paul Jeffrey Paul Jeffrey
1976 Albert Albert King
1976 Sky High! Tavares
1976 Love Me Yvonne Elliman
1977 Sweet Passion Aretha Franklin
1977 Bundle of Joy Freddie Hubbard
1977 Mathis Is Johnny Mathis
1977 Death of a Ladies' Man Leonard Cohen
1977 Stay in Love Minnie Riperton
1977 Love Storm Tavares
1978 Songbird Barbra Streisand
1978 That's What Friends Are For Johnny Mathis & Deniece Williams
1978 Matterhorn: Louie Bellson Drum Explosion Louis Bellson
1978 Acting Up Marlena Shaw
1978 We Meet Again Martha Reeves
1978 Inphasion Papa John Creach
1978 2 Hot! Peaches & Herb
1978 Takin' It Easy Seals & Crofts
1978 Love Breeze Smokey Robinson
1978 Future Bound Tavares
1978 Night Flight Yvonne Elliman
1979 Rocky II Bill Conti
1979 All the Way...Love Lawrence-Hilton Jacobs
1979 Twice the Fire Peaches & Herb
1980 Worth the Wait Peaches & Herb
1980 Midnight Desire Randy Brown
1981 Breakin' Away Al Jarreau
1981 Come to My World Michael Wycoff
1982 Love Changes O.C. Smith
1984 Long Walk Home George Fenton
1984 Dune Various Artists
1987 Christmas Album Air Supply
1989 Punisher Dennis Dreith
1989 Flying Cowboys Rickie Lee Jones
1990 White Palace George Fenton
1992 Bernadette Bernadette Peters
1992 Music from the Films of Steven Seagal David Michael Frank
1993 Ultimate Collection Albert King
1993 Fallen Angels Original Soundtrack
1993 Windows Roger Kellaway
1994 Shaken Not Stirred David Benoit
1994 Smile (Tribute to Hollywood) Julia Migenes
1994 Different Stages Sam Harris
1994 Standard Time Sam Harris
1996 Gonna Take a Miracle: The Best of Deniece Williams Deniece Williams
1996 Escape from L.A. Shirley Walker/John Carpenter
1996 Wilderness Tony Williams
1997 Higher Ground Barbra Streisand
1997 Anytime Brian McKnight
1997 It Only Takes a Minute: A Lifetime with Tavares Tavares
1997 Best of Yvonne Elliman Yvonne Elliman
1998 Message Man: The Best of DJ Rogers D.J. Rogers
1998 Painted from Memory Elvis Costello & Burt Bacharach
1998 Life in the Moment Gerry Schubert
1998 I Will Survive: The Anthology Gloria Gaynor
1998 Mighty Joe Young James Horner
1999 This One's from the Heart James Darren
1999 One Piece of the Big Picture Tim May
2000 Timeless: Live in Concert Barbra Streisand
2000 Love Songs Deniece Williams
2001 Rush Hour 2 Original Score
2001 Passion Robin
2002 Enough David Arnold
2002 Zappa Picks Frank Zappa
2002 Collateral Damage Graeme Revell
2002 Signs James Newton Howard
2002 Eight Legged Freaks John Ottman
2002 Antwone Fisher Mychael Danna
2002 With a Twist Richard Todd
2002 Capitol Records 1942-2002 Various Artists
2002 Tuck Everlasting William Ross
2003 Trumpet Evolution Arturo Sandoval
2003 Daredevil Graeme Revell
2003 House of Sand and Fog James Horner
2003 Dreamcatcher James Newton Howard
2003 Peter Pan James Newton Howard
2003 X-Men 2 John Ottman
2003 Carry It On Peter, Paul and Mary
2003 Wilderness Tony Williams
2003 Concord Records 30th Anniversary Various Artists
2004 Spider-Man 2 Danny Elfman
2004 Blue Skies Diana DeGarmo
2004 Dreams Diana DeGarmo
2004 Chronicles of Riddick Graeme Revell
2004 Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius James Horner
2004 Hidalgo James Newton Howard
2004 Village James Newton Howard
2004 Big Bounce Original Score
2004 Notebook Original Score
2005 Constantine Brian Tyler/Klaus Badelt
2005 K¿ Cirque du Soleil
2005 Stripes Elmer Bernstein
2005 Legend of Zorro Various Artists
2005 Interpreter Various Artists
2005 King Kong Various Artists
2005 Fantastic Four Various Artists
2005 Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Original Score) John Powell
2005 In Good Company Original Soundtrack
2005 March of the Penguins (Original Soundtrack) Alex Wuman
2005 Duchess of Coolsville: An Anthology Rickie Lee Jones
2005 PCD The Pussycat Dolls
2006 Acoustic Hearts of Winter Aly & AJ
2006 Serenada Schizophrana  Danny Elfman
2006 From This Moment On Diana Krall
2006 For the Good Times Dinah Shore
2006 Impulse Story Gato Barbieri
2006 World's Fastest Indian (Original Score) J. Peter Robinson
2006 Blood Diamond (original Score) James Newton Howard
2006 X2: X-Men United (Original Score) John Ottman
2006 X-Men The Last Stand (Original Score) John Powell
2006 Nativity Story Mychael Danna
2006 American Dreamz Original Soundtrack
2006 PCD Pussycat Dolls
2006 Stax Profiles Rance Allen
2007 Heat of the Blues Albert King
2007 Charlie Wilson's War (Original Score) James Newton Howard
2007 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Original Soundtrack) John Ottman
2007 Bridge to Terabithia Original Soundtrack
2007 Simpsons: Testify Original TV Soundtrack
2007 Classic Songs: My Way Paul Anka
2007 Saturday Night Fever The Bee Gees
2007 We All Love Ella: Celebrating the First Lady of Song Various Artists
2008 Wanted (Original Score) Danny Elfman
2008 WALL-E (Original Score) Thomas Newman
2008 Sex and the City: Original Motion Picture Score Aaron Zigman
2008 Not Only... But Also The 88
2008 Nim's Island (Original Score) Patrick Doyle
2008 A Long Time Coming Wayne Brady
2009 Watchmen (Original Score) Tyler Bates
2009 Quiet Nights Diana Krall
2009 Public Enemies (Score) Elliot Goldenthal
2009 Fast & Furious (Original Score) Brian Tyler
2009 Avatar (Score) James Horner
2010 The Last Airbender (Original Score) James Newton Howard
2010 Illuminations Josh Groban
2010 The 88 The 88
2010 Come to My World/On the Line Michael Wycoff
2011 Water for Elephants (Original Score) James Newton Howard
2011 The Solo Albums Vol. 4 Smokey Robinson
2011 The Complete Studio Albums Collection Leonard Cohen
2011 Sucker Punch (Original Soundtrack) Sucker Punch
2011 Rise of the Planet of the Apes (Original Score) Patrick Doyle
2011 Let Yourself Go: The '70s Albums Vol.2: 1974-1977 The Final Sessions The Supremes
2011 Iris Cirque du Soleil
2011 African Violet/Summer Soft Blue Mitchell
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man (Original Soundtrack) James Horner
2012 Snow White and the Huntsman (Original Soundtrack) James Newton Howard
2012 Men in Black 3 (Original Soundtrack) Danny Elfman
2012 Life of Pi (Original Soundtrack) Mychael Danna
2012 A Walk in the Clouds (Original Soundtrack) Maurice Jarre
2013 Oblivion (Original Soundtrack) M83
2014 X-Men: Days of Furture Past (Original Soundtrack) John Ottman
2014 Maze Runner (Original Soundtrack) John Paesano
2014 Rio 2 (Original Score) John Powell


  • Robert performed on more than 20 movie soundtracks since the 1970s.

Instruments of Choice



Drums: Drum Workshop
Hardware: Drum Workshop
Sticks: Diamond Tip

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