Gyan Riley

"Beautiful and enigmatic"…"an alluringly intimate vibe created from the first note."
-The New York Times

"Gyan Riley is a one-man American-music machine, amicably ranging across the fields of jazz, world music, and post-minimalism."
-The New Yorker

New LP with Bill Frisell and Julian Lage (music by John Zorn) now available for pre-order!

Many of you know that I had the extreme pleasure of recording an album recently with Bill Frisell and Julian Lage (two of my favorite guitar players on the planet)…and I’m happy to announce that it is now available for pre-order on vinyl! The music composed by John Zorn is really beautiful, and the cover art features Giovanni Bellini’s The Ecstasy of Saint Francis, which will look awesome on a big fat LP! Now is the best time to support Tzadik Records, a label that has given voice to so many wonderful artists worldwide. They were hit hard by the demise of Pledge Music and were never paid for John Zorn’s epic Masada Book 3 (11 albums, including a duo album of Julian Lage and myself called Chesed, now available as an individual CD as well). I hope many of you will join me in supporting Tzadik and pre-order any or all of these LPs just now made available in an attempt to offset this huge financial loss. Thanks for listening! -Gyan

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Sprig is up for Grammy consideration!

My album Sprig is in the first round of the 2019 Grammy Awards for Best Classical Instrumental Solo. I spent 5 years working on this one…all the elements had to feel right before releasing it, especially as it is dedicated to the memory of my mother! Thanks for listening.

Sprig video up!

In early March my pal Adam Benn and I flew out to CA and made a music video for the title track of my latest solo album, Sprig. The wintery landscapes were stunningly beautiful and I felt blessed to be able to capture some of the magic of the Sierra Foothills where I grew up. Huge thanks to Odd Exhibit Productions and Chris Harvey for the fantastic animation!

Tour dates in SF and DC just added!

Mar 29 – National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY
Mar 31 – Flood Plain Gallery, St Louis MO
Apr 2 – Bastion, Nashville, TN
Apr 3 – Barking Legs Theater, Chattanooga TN
Apr 5 – Hoover Public Library, Birmingham AL
Apr 6 – Bricktown Blues Festival, Oklahoma City OK
Apr 7 – Brightwater, Bentonville AR
Apr 8-12 Culture Summit Abu Dhabi
Apr 13 – Revolve, Asheville NC
Apr 14 – Indie Grits Festival, Columbia SC
Apr 15 – Fresh Produce Records, Macon GA
Apr 16 – The Bakery (presented by Eyedrum), Atlanta GA
Apr 17 – Columbus GA Workshop
Apr 18 – The Blue Tavern, Tallahassee FL
Apr 19-21 – Sarasota FL
Apr 22 – Earth Day Concert! Washington DC.
Apr 25 – Falcon, Marlboro, NY. With Matt Flinner Trio
Apr 26 – The Hear and Now, live on KPFA 94.1FM, with host Derk Richardson
Apr 27 – Shelton Theater, SanFrancisco CA
Apr 28 – Camptonville Community Center, Camptonville CA. With Terry Riley and Tracy Silverman
May 4 – Harrison House, Joshua Tree CA
May 5 – Zebulon, Los Angeles CA
May 6 – Bread and Salt, San Diego CA. Presented by Fresh Sound

New solo album “Sprig” out March 30!

Here’s a little trailer for my new solo album…full video coming soon!

The Rileys (mostly) Europe Tour

Thu, May 18   National Sawdust, Brooklyn, NY.

Sat, May 20   FIMAV, Victoriaville, QC.

Wed, May 24   Le Cirque Royal, Brussels, Belgium.

Sat, May 27   Porgy and Bess, Vienna, Austria.

Tue, May 30   Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Wed, May 31   Südpol, Lucerne, Switzerland.

Fri, June 2   Mousonturm, Frankfurt, Germany.

Sat, June 3   Serralves, Porto, Portugal.

Wed, June 7   Bremen Teater, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Fri, June 9   Funkhaus, Berlin, Germany. 

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THE RILEYS: Europe Tour

Sun, Sep 11   20h30, Teatro Triennale, Milano, Italy

Tue, Sep 13   20h, Kino Siska, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Sat, Sep 17   20h, Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo, Norway

Tue, Sep 20   20h15, Tivoly Vrendenberg, Utrecht, Netherlands.

Sat, Sep 24   19h30, Barbican Center, London, UK.

Sun, Sep 25   18h, Conservatoire de Lille, Lille, France

Tue, Sep 27   20h, ZionsKirche, Berlin, Germany.

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