Riley next guest of NSU's Green Country Jazz Series

jazz drummer, John Riley

Grammy award-winning recording artist John Riley will accompany Northeastern State University's critically acclaimed Jazz Ensemble on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in the Jazz Lab, continuing NSU's 2010-11 Green Country Jazz Series.

Riley is enjoying a stellar career as a jazz drummer, playing concerts and recording with artists such as John Scofield, Mike Stern, Woody Herman, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz and Miles Davis. He performs regularly with the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Bob Mintzer, Jon Faddis and Joe Lovano.

Riley is with the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music and the State University of New York-Purchase and has written three critically acclaimed books about jazz drumming – “The Art of Bop Drumming,” “Beyond Bop Drumming” and “The Jazz Drummer’s Workshop.” He is also a winner of the 2004 and 2005 Modern Drummer Magazine Readers Poll.

The Jazz Lab is located at 315 N. Muskogee Ave. in Tahlequah. Tickets are $6 with an NSU student ID and $12 for the general public. For reservations, contact the Jazz Lab manager at (918) 444-4603.

The Green Country Jazz Series is made possible through support by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Oklahoma Arts Council.

Published: 10/29/2010 9:49:43 AM

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