“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

“The revelation of this year’s (Earshot Jazz) festival was Roberta Piket.”

“Piket is emerging as one the top tier of improvising pianists around today.”
Dave Wayne, AllAboutJazz.com

“Roberta Piket is not as well-known as she should be, but “Solo” gives plenty of examples of her deep, rich talent.”
Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online

“Roberta is an eloquent creator who takes chances but is true to her internal compass.”
Michael Steinman, JazzLives

“Wonderful and versatile…. A strikingly fine pianist and composer… Expect jazz in its more multi-limbed, open-ended definition.”
Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara News-Press
“Piket plays with a studied abandon… she’s completely familiar with the entire history of jazz piano which she translates into a comfortably post-modern attitude…. What a gift to evoke everyone from Jelly Roll Morton to Stanley Cowell!”
Jan P. Dennis, Audiophile Audition

“A sense of discovery abounds.”
Billboard Magazine

“Roberta Piket is a revelation on the piano, a virtuosa whose skill and innovation can enliven and transform any song.”
NYC Jazz Record

“…a jazz pianist who still hasn’t quite received the ovations that her unique talents deserve.”
Don Heckman, Int'l Review of Music

“Pianist and composer Roberta Piket stands among the elite minds of modern jazz.”
National Public Radio

“An extremely talented young pianist. I predict she’ll go far as a jazz pianist and composer.”
Marian McPartland

“(Critic’s Choice) Constantly curious, she has released a series of recordings probing across the landscape from retro-mainstream to free jazz.”
Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times
“If you were lucky enough to hear Roberta Piket…you heard an exceptional talent…with probing lyricism and creative fluency…a fine instinct for leading a rhythm section…always taking the music to a more elevated plateau.”
Los Angeles New Times

“A modern romantic with a contemporary harmonic sense and a timeless genius for inventing fresh, crisp ideas.”
Owen McNally, Hartford Courant

“It’s Piket’s two-handed keyboard work that has Keith Jarrett’s facility but more guts….”
Ken Waxman, NYC Jazz Record

“Roberta is a force to be reckoned with and one to watch.”
Mike Stratton, 89.7FM, WLNZ, Lansing, MI

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

“Subtle genius.”
Elliott Simon, All About Jazz

Hello. I’m a jazz pianist in the New York area who likes to defy genres. I love to swing, and I am also passionate about experimenting and exploring. I play piano and organ, compose, arrange, and also sing a little. I am involved in several interesting jazz and creative music projects which allow me to stretch creatively in different directions.

I recently released Solo, my ninth CD, which is my first solo piano recording, featuring compositions by Thelonious Monk, Billy Strayhorn, Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, Marian McPartland, Sam Rivers, and more.

On my previous release, entitled Sides, Colors, in addition to playing piano and organ (and singing on Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s If I Loved You) I arranged several pieces for winds and strings.

Go behind the scenes in this brief video about Sides, Colors.

Roberta Piket

c. Heinz Lechner 2013