Frank Rosaly (b. 5/30/74) is a drummer and composer currently living in Chicago. He has been involved in the improvised and experimental music community for 10 years where he has become an integral part of the Chicago scene, navigating a fine line between the vibrant improvised music, experimental, rock and jazz communities. He contributes much of his time to performing, composing, teaching, as well as organizing musical events, while also touring regularly domestically and internationally.
Frank is currently active in many projects throughout Chicago as well as New York and in Europe. Some groups include Matana Robert's Chicago Project, Rob Mazurek’s Mandarin Movie, The Rempis Percussion Quartet, Ingebrigt Haker-Flaten Quintet, Jeff Parker/Nels Cline Quartet, Josh Abrams Remindring, Fred Lonberg-Holm’s Valentine Trio, Keefe Jackson’s Fast Citizens & Project Project, The Josh Berman Quartet, The Jeb Bishop Trio, Jason Adasievicz’s Rolldown, Jorrit Dijkstra’s Flatlands Collective, Chicago Lucern Exchange, Hearts and Minds, Slow Cycle, Outskirts, Daniel Levin Trio and others.
Rosaly leads a quintet, Viscous and is also involved in two solo projects. One is Milkwork, and the other project, Softbeater, is a ‘solo drums with voice’ outing. It’s Frank’s version of a singer/songwriter performance, taking cues and drawing inspiration from Sonic Youth, Wire, Juana Molina and J Dilla.
Frank organizes and coordinates the Ratchet Series, a weekly showcase of creative music at the Skylark in Chicago. Frank is also faculty at the Old Town School of Folk Music where he teaches private lessons.
Frank earned a performance degree from NAU. He has studied with Billy Higgins, Peter Donald, Bob Moses, Joel DiBartolo, Dom Moio, Steve Hemphill, Robert Schulz, Michael Vatcher and with the staff at the Jazz Record Mart.Visit Website