Famed Drummer John Riley to Perform with the RJO
The Reno Jazz Orchestra will present a special concert of live jazz and blues with their 17-piece big band orchestra on Sunday, February 10th at 2:00 p.m. This year the RJO will share the stage with renowned drummer and educator John Riley. Reserved seating tickets $30.00.
12:30pm - box office opens
1:00pm - doors open
2:00pm - performance
Throughout his prestigious career, Riley toured and recorded with the famed One O'clock Lab Band and Woody Herman Band. Following those great experiences, Riley returned to New York and began freelancing with a wide spectrum of world-class musicians which include Stan Getz, Milt Jackson, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Scofield, Bob Mintzer, Gary Peacock, Mike Stern, Joe Lovano, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, John Patitucci, Bob Berg, and many others.
Riley has a Bachelor of Music degree in jazz education from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music in jazz studies from Manhattan School of Music. He is on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music, and Kutztown University,and is an Artist in Residence at Amsterdam Conservatory, Holland. He is also the author of The Art of Bop Drumming, Beyond Bop Drumming, The Jazz Drummer's Workshop, The Master Drummer DVD and has taught master classes around the world.