Since pianist/composer Roberta Piket
returned to her native New York, the New England Conservatory graduate
has played and recorded with Benny Golson, Dave Liebman, Rufus Reid,
Michael Formanek, Lionel Hampton, Elliot Zigmund, Mickey Roker, Rich
Perry, Billy Hart, Jeff Williams, Harvie S, Ratzo Harris and Billy Mintz. She has twice been a
featured guest on Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, on National Public
Radio, as well as performing with Ms McPartland in concert at the
Eastman School of Music.
Roberta has performed her music at venues such as the Kennedy Center in
Washington, D.C. for the Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival, the
Texaco-New York (Knitting Factory) Jazz Festival, the Blue Note Club in
New York, the Museum of Modern Art, Birdland, and Dizzy’s at
Jazz at Lincoln Center. She has also toured Japan, France, Germany,
Luxembourg, the Ukraine and Spain.
She has held master classes at the Eastman School of Music, Rutgers
University, Cal Arts, Duke University, the Northwestern University
Composers' Colloquium, and many others in the U.S., Europe and Japan.
In her fifth appearance at Chez Hanny, Roberta will present a solo
piano program of mostly standards by Monk, Strayhorn, McPartland,
Corea, Shorter and Hancock, as well as improvisations on classical
themes by Scriabin and Chopin. Click to listen to or purchase her latest recording, the 2012 release