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Roberta Piket

Born: August 9    Primary Instrument: Piano

Roberta Piket

Pianist/composer Roberta Piket is from Queens, NY. Her father, the composer Frederick Piket, gave her her first piano lessons when she was seven. Roberta began playing jazz in her early teens, studying jazz piano with Walter Bishop, Jr and classical piano with Vera Wels. After graduating from prestigious Hunter College High School, she entered the joint double-degree program at Tufts University and the New England Conservatory of Music, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the former and a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Studies from the latter. During this time she studied privately with Fred Hersch, Stanley Cowell, Jim McNeely and Bob Moses. Upon returning to New York, she studied for six years with Richie Beirach and later studied briefly with Sofia Rosoff....
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”Roberta Piket is a gifted pianist and composer who leads one of the most accomplished and idiosyncratic piano trios in jazz…” -Tom Conrad, JazzTimes

“The jazz pianist Roberta Piket isn't a blusterer: each of her pieces seeks to solve a particular problem, and she's quietly been working on form and conceptual matters in the spirit of devoted explorers like Chick Corea and Richie Beirach.” -Ben Ratliff, New York Times

“Constantly curious, she has released a series of recordings probing across the landscape from retro��”mainstream to free jazz.” -Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times

A favorite of Marian McPartland, Piket is a deeply swinging, intelligent, two-fisted pianist. -Paul deBarros, Seattle Times

As a leader:

Roberta Piket TrioLove and Beauty(Thirteenth Note) (2006
) Roberta Piket & Alternating Current I'm Back In Therapy And It's All Your Fault (Thirteenth Note) (2003)
Roberta Piket Trio September of Tears (Meldac, 2002) (feat. Rufus Reid and Billy Hart)
Roberta Piket Trio Midnight In Manhattan (Meldac 2001) (Japanese import, produced by Todd Barkan)
Roberta Piket Trio Speak, Memory Fresh Sound/New Talent (2000)
Roberta Piket Trio Live at the Blue Note Half Note Records (1999)
(featuring Harvie Swartz, Jeff Williams)
Roberta Piket Unbroken Line Criss Cross Records (1997) (featuring Scott Wendholt, Donny McCaslin, Javon Jackson, Michael Formanek, Jeff Williams)
Cooperatively:

Fragments (2005) (Eric km Clarke, violin; Scott Hill, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano sax)
Mark Reboul, Billy Mintz, Roberta Piket (2005)
Sharp Five Intersect (Consensus Records 1999)



As a sidewoman:

Jamie Begian Big Band Trance (2002)
Joe Phillips' Numinous (2003)
Lionel Hampton For the Love of Music (Mojazz Records 1995) (featuring Wallace
Roney, Ron Carter, Roy Haynes)
Jamie Baum Quintet Sight Unheard (GM Recordings 1997)

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Primary Instrument:
Piano

Location:
Brooklyn, NY

Willing to teach:
Intermediate to advanced students

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