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.
Kate leads bands with Kim Cass, Adam Hopkins, Matt Mitchell, Hank Roberts, Chris Speed, and Jeremy Viner, which play her compositions exploring complex rhythmic and harmonic material. Her recently recorded debut album ‘Mannequins’, featuring Viner, Mitchell, and Hopkins, comes out in June 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 Air Ceremony.