Roberta Piket Trio

Thursday, May 23


The daughter of a European composer and a Great American Songbook singer, native New Yorker Roberta Piket is a pianist and organist who loves to swing while exploring the more adventurous harmonic possibilities of jazz and improvised music.

Piket is a member of bassist Rufus Reid’s Expedition and drummer Victor Jones’ Orchestrio. Over the years, she has appeared professionally as a sidewoman with David Liebman, Lionel Hampton, Mickey Roker, Eliot Zigmund, Benny Golson, Ted Curson, Valery Ponomarev, Juini Booth, Frank London, Leo Johnson, Virginia Mayhew, the BMI/NY Jazz Orchestra. and Broadway/television legend Ben Vereen. She has also performed with some of the most interesting musicians in European and American improvised music, including drummers Klaus Kugel and Billy Mintz, bassist Hilliard Greene, and saxophonists Petras Vysniauskas, Roby Glod, Louie Belogenis, and Will Connell.

A gifted composer as well, Roberta was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk BMI Composers’ Competition. She was also the recipient of a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2018 Roberta won the Downbeat Critics Poll in the “Rising Star – Organ” category, and placed in the top 20 in the “Rising Star – Piano” category.

"Roberta Piket enters a tune’s body intimately, revealing the soul of a song with both precision and surprise." JazzIz