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Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: August 9

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

Primary InstrumentPiano

LocationBrooklyn, NY

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Music

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    Op Der Schmelz Live

    NEMU Records
    2014
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    Solo

    Thirteenth Note Records
    2013
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    Sides, Colors

    Self Produced
    2011
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    Roberta Piket: Sides, Colors


    2011
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    Love and Beauty

    Thirteenth Note Records
    2007
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    I'm Back in Therapy and It's All Your Fault

    Thirteenth Note Records
    2002
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