Frank Rosaly (Francisco Javier Rosaly Amoros b. 5/30/74 Phoenix, AZ) is a drummer, composer and sound designer who has been involved in the improvised and experimental music community for 20 years. He has developed a unique approach to creating music and sound with a visceral, energetic stature behind the drums. Frank became an integral part of the Chicago music scene from 2001-2016, navigating a fine line between the vibrant improvised, jazz, rock, and experimental communities. Now based in Amsterdam, he continues to contribute much of his time to performing, composing, as well as organizing musical events, while also touring domestically and internationally. He is also involved in Dutch Music-Theater where he has worked with Paul Koek, Veenfabriek, Nicole Beutler and others.
Frank is currently active in several musical projects based in Chicago, as well as ensembles from New York and Europe. Rosaly leads ¡Todos de Pie!, a 12-piece orquesta interpreting early recorded music from Puerto Rico. Some of the groups he is involved with as a sideman include Matana Roberts Chicago Project, Thurston Moore Duo, Nels Cline/Jeff Parker Quartet, The Young Mothers, Rob Mazurek’s Mandarin Movie, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, The Rempis/Rosaly Duo, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten Quintet, Josh Abrams’ Natural Information Society, All Ellington, Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Valentine Trio, The Fast Citizens, Keefe Jackson's Project Project, The Josh Berman Quartet, The Jeb Bishop Trio, Jason Adasievicz’s Rolldown, Jorrit Dijkstra’s Flatlands Collective & Pillow Circles, Chicago Lucern Exchange, Toby Summerfield’s Never Enough Hope, Hearts and Minds, Slow Cycle, The Outskirts and others. Other performances in the recent past include collaborations with Peter Brotzmann, Tony Malaby, Anthony Coleman, Paul Flaherty, Marshall Allen, Louis Moholo, Michael Zerang, Walter Weirbos, and Jorrit Dijkstra among many others.