Roberta Piket Trio

Pianist Roberta Piket and drummer Billy Mintz have developed a heady simpatico that’s a marvel to hear, no matter who’s in the bass slot.
Time Out NY

  

Roberta’s piano trio, featuring sensitive drummer Billy Mintz, sets a new standard in subtle yet swinging trio interaction. For several years the trio has delighted audiences from the West coast of the US through their native New York to Spain (performing at both the 2006 and 2007 Madrid Jazz Festivals) and Germany.

Billy Mintz. Photo by Mark Keller.
Billy Mintz. Photo by Mark Keller.

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In addition to performing originals by Billy and Roberta, whose very different writing styles complement one another, the trio plays rarely performed compositions by Bill Evans, Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock and several underplayed standards from the popular American songbook. The music ranges from lyrical and swinging to free-wheeling and adventurous. Every performance is driven by a unique combination of spontaneous creativity and disciplined focus that mesmerizes audiences.