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Originally from Buffalo, drummer and composer Kate Gentile has played and recorded with a panoply of renowned musicians since moving to NYC in 2011. Kate has worked with Anthony Braxton, Dustin Carlson, Kris Davis, Marty Ehrlich, Michael Formanek, Matt Mitchell, Helado Negro, Ted Reichman, Chris Speed, Anna Webber, and John Zorn.

In addition to working as a sideman and collaborator, Kate leads bands exploring her own music, which has been described as "...hyper-detailed...designed to spur multi-faceted improvisation". Kate leads bands with Kim Cass, Adam Hopkins, Matt Mitchell, Hank Roberts, Chris Speed, and Jeremy Viner, which play her compositions often exploring complex rhythmic and harmonic material. Her recently recorded album Mannequins, featuring Viner, Mitchell, and Hopkins, comes out in 2017 on Skirl Records.

Other key projects Kate is a part of are Snark Horse, in which she co-leads and shares compositional duties with pianist Matt Mitchell; Matt Mitchell's sextet Phalanx Ambassadors, and Dustin Carlson's septet Air Ceremony. Gentile and Carlson also have a compositionally collaborative guitar-drums duo called Secret People.


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

 



Bands/Projects


Kate Gentile - MANNEQUINS


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

**album out June 16 2017 - pre-order here**

SNARK HORSE

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


SECRET PEOPLE

Dustin Carlson - guitar & compositions
Kate Gentile - drums/vibes & compositions
Plays varied compositions with improvisation. Music is written by both of us. Rock, jazz, and noise/electronic music etc.


HORSE 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 another way

 




 

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