The Jazz Listening Room is a series of cabaret style jazz concerts featuring nationally and internationally known acts in an intimate setting. This season the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge and Chorum Hall have partnered together to present world class jazz concerts.
Tickets:$15/advance $20/at the door
Critically acclaimed performer, author and teacher, John Riley has worked with the world's leading Jazz musicians for over 30 years. A three time GRAMMY award winner and 13 time nominee, John has played on hundreds of recordings and at major venues with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz, Woody Herman, John Scofield, Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and many others.
John is the author of The Art of Bop Drumming, currently published in five languages, Beyond Bop Drumming, The Jazz Drummer's Workshop, and the DVD The Master Drummer. John has a BM in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, 1975, and an MM in Jazz Studies from the Manhattan School of Music, 1985. He is on the faculty of Manhattan School of Music and SUNY Purchase, an Artist in Residence at the Amsterdam Conservatory in Holland and has given master classes around the world.
This concert will also feature local musicians such as:
Mike Esneault- Piano
Roland Guerin- Bass
Tony Dagradi- Saxophone
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation, and Tourism, in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a Federal Agency.