Roni Kaspi’s drumming style has been described as Berklee Chops + Jazz Spirit + Pop Appeal. The Israeli drummer and music producer has thrilled audiences all over the world who experienced a goosebump moment from her performances (and countless videos on social media) with the new trio of Israel’s jazz star and bassist Avishai Cohen. The 22-year-young drummer is taking off!
More standing than sitting behind the drum kit, Roni leaves the listeners speechless and spellbound with grooves charged by rock, hip-hop, jazz, and Middle Eastern music and with charisma, spirit, and passion.
Kaspi graduated from Berklee College of Music where she studied with the likes of Neal Smith, Terri Lyne Carrington and Billy Kilson. And her musical horizon is as broad as the stylistic spectrum of the Berklee talent pool. As is the case with many outstandingly talented and highly trained artists of her generation, Roni’s profound set of jazz skills and chops is above all the starting point into a boundless musical world.
And so, following predecessors of the caliber of Mark Giuliana, Roni not only occupies the drum chair with Avishai Cohen, but also consistently seeks her own sound and vibe as a producer, songwriter, and singer of edgy, cool, cosmopolitan indie pop.
Her first single was released in January 2021, with more to follow soon. There are several worlds currently opening for Roni, musically and in her public perception. And it is exciting and thrilling to listen to her explore them and to accompany her on the way.