For eight seasons, Jeffrey Zeigler was the cellist of the internationally renowned Kronos Quartet. One of the most celebrated and influential ensembles of our time, Zeigler has performed over a thousand concerts worldwide, has premiered over 200 works and has collaborated with many of the world's most versatile and innovative composers and performers. In the process, Zeigler has played an integral role in redrawing the boundaries of the string quartet medium.
Zeigler has been the recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, the Polar Music Prize and the President’s Merit Award from the National Academy of Recorded Arts among others. He has also given many notable premiers including works by John Adams, Laurie Anderson, John Corigliano, Philip Glass, Henryk Gorecki, Steve Reich, Terry Riley and John Zorn.
Mr. Zeigler has released over two dozen recordings for Nonesuch Records, Deutsche Grammophon, Cantaloupe and Smithsonian Folkways and has appeared with Norah Jones on her album Not Too Late on Blue Note Records. Zeigler can also be heard on the film soundtrack for Paola Sorrentino’s Academy Award winning film, La Grande Bellezza, as well as Darren Aronofsky's Golden Globe winning film, The Fountain, featuring music by Clint Mansell and including performances by the Scottish band, Mogwai.
Something of Life, a collaborative release between Innova Recordings and VisionIntoArt's VIA Records label, is the debut solo album of Jeffrey Zeigler. The album features world premier recordings of works by Philip Glass, Glenn Kotche, Felipe Perez Santiago, Paola Prestini, Gity Razaz and John Zorn.