Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste is a master drummer, rhythm innovator and New Orleans legend. The most highly-acclaimed drummer ever to hail from the Crescent City, Ziggy’s creativity has been a wellspring of funk influence for over five decades, inspiring many hip-hop tracks. 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, have garnered him an unparalleled level of respect among fans and musicians. The respect of industry peers remains strong in 2018, as the Recording Academy has honored Modeliste and The Meters with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award.
Zigaboo consistently displays his unique style of drumming grooves and concepts, incorporating those elements into the original music he continues to create. While performing as the drummer and vocalist in several bands, Ziggy’s music continually demonstrates his artistic brilliance.
January 17, 2019 - Sold Out Playing In the Sand Festival Foundation of Funk
New Years Eve • December 31, 2019 FOUNDATION OF FUNK Featuring Zigaboo Modeliste and George Porter, Jr. with special Guests Eric Krasno and John Medeski
Friday September 27, 2019 – Special guests, Ivan Neville, Ian Neville and Tony Hall
Saturday October 19, 2019 "A Night for Soul" Loft Party Featuring Zigaboo Modeliste, Davell Crawford, Chris Severin, Cyril Neville and many more surprises!
November 16, 2019 Zigaboo Modeliste and the New Aahkesstra 100 Yacht Club Drive • San Rafael, CA 94901Terrapin Crossroads
November 23, 2019 Zigaboo’s Funk Revue Private Event San Diego, CA
Bruce Springsteen once said of Max Weinberg, his impossibly reliable drummer for over four decades, “I ask and he delivers for me night after night.” Leave it to Bruce to come up with the perfect tribute to music’s true working-stiff warriors…
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Foundation of Funk is a live performance project conceived by the legendary Meters’ drummer and vocalist, Zigaboo Modeliste. In 2015, Modeliste recruited bassist George Porter, Jr. – the other anchor of The Meters’ rhythm section – to join him…
Santa Monica, CAlif. (June 12, 2018) — The Recording Academy™ will honor its 2018 Special Merit Awards recipients with “GRAMMY Salute To Music Legends®,” an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
George Porter Jr. & Zigaboo Modeliste Talk The Meters’ 50th Anniversary, Foundation Of Funk, & LOCKN’
From August 23rd to 26th, LOCKN’ will return to Arrington, Virginia for its sixth-annual event. Since the festival’s inception in 2013, LOCKN’ has become a premier destination for jam fans, each iteration outdoing the last with lineups chock full of beloved artists, rare collaborations, and standout tributes.
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