about

Kate Gentile is a Brooklyn-based drummer and composer interested in forward-thinking creative music, including the synthesis of elements from many kinds of music.

In addition to her quartet with Jeremy Viner, Matt Mitchell and Adam Hopkins on her debut album Mannequins (June 2017, Skirl Records), other projects Kate is a part of include Snark Horse, in which she co-leads and shares compositional duties with pianist Matt Mitchell; Mitchell's projects Phalanx Ambassadors and A Pouting Grimace, Dustin Carlson's septet Air Ceremony, and Davy Lazar's trumpet/drums duo Pluto's Lawyer.

Kate has also worked with Michael Attias, Tim Berne, Anthony Braxton, Cloud Becomes Your Hand, Marty Ehrlich, Michael Formanek, God Is My Co-Pilot, Helado Negro, Chris Speed, Anna Webber, and John Zorn.


 

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Bands/Projects


Kate Gentile Quartet 

Jeremy Viner - clarinet/tenor
Matt Mitchell - piano
Kim Cass - bass
KG - drums, compositions
 

MANNEQUINS

Jeremy Viner - clarinet/tenor
Matt Mitchell - piano
Adam Hopkins - bass
KG - drums, compositions

buy/listen on bandcamp
 

SNARK HORSE

Matt Mitchell - piano
KG - drums
+ configurations of: Kim Cass, Jon Irabagon, Ben Gerstein, Mat Maneri, Matt Nelson, Brandon Seabrook, Ava Mendoza
Plays many very, very short compositions, half of which are mine and half of which are Matt Mitchell's.


SECRET PEOPLE

Nathaniel Morgan - alto sax & compositions
Dustin Carlson - guitar & compositions
Kate Gentile - drums/vibes & compositions
         .......we love improvising together


PHALANX TRIO

Matt Mitchell - piano
Kim Cass - bass
Kate Gentile - drums

a sub-grouping of both Snark Horse and Matt's band Phalanx Ambassadors that allows us to unpack dense compositions from bigger groups in other ways


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interviews:

-JAZZ SPEAKS interview (Nov. 2017)

-interview by Cisco Bradley of Jazz Right Now that you can read here

-Phalanx Trio interview for The Jazz Gallery

-downbeat player profile- interview/article by Ken Micallef 

-Pop Matters - article/interview by Will Layman

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some reviews etc of Mannequins:


el intruso
free jazz collective 
avant music news 
WBGO - Nate Chinen - Take 5
marlbank
the observer 
downtown music gallery
downbeat editors picks (July 2017 )
Something Else! - review & exclusive stream
NYT 
all about jazz 
music and more
stuart kremsky 

 



 

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