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John Riley

dr, *1954 US
Musician of Jazz

John Bernard Riley (b June 11, 1954, Aberdeen, MD) is an American jazz drummer, a music educator – at the collegiate and conservatory levels — and a music clinician. Riley has performed with Woody Herman, Stan Getz, Milt Jackson, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Scofield, Bob Mintzer, Gary Peacock, Mike Stern, Joe Lovano, Franck Amsallem, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, John Patitucci, and Bob Berg.

  • Drums
  • Percussion
  • Vocals
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Soundtrack
Popular Tracks   
A Girl I Know on A Girl I Know by John Riley
Jeni on Jeni by John Riley
Dream Dancer on Dream Dancer by John Riley
I'll Listen on I'll Listen by John Riley
I'll Be Fine on I'll Be Fine by John Riley
Dead End on Dead End by John Riley

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Band Members
Title Artist Year Type
The World Of Duke Ellington Vol. 3WDR Big Band Köln Conducted By Bill Dobbins Featuring Phil Woods & John Riley2008Album
Fast TrackJack Cortner Big Band Featuring Marvin Stamm With Bill Mays, Dave Tofani, John Riley And Jim Pugh2006Album
Beyond Bop DrummingJohn Riley2006Album
One For BirdRed Rodney Quintet, Dick Oatts, Garry Dial, Jay Anderson, John Riley1988Album
The Art Of Bop DrummingJohn RileyAlbum
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